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Week of September 9, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

September 11th - Dr. Wei-Jun Cai, University of Delaware - "Ocean acidification and its interaction with other multiple stressors in coastal ocean environments." This event is a part of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series. The seminar will be held on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., in the Bernie Fowler Laboratory, Room 1101.

September 13th - Chris Peot,?DC Water and Sewer Authority?- "Biosolids Digestion at the DC Water Blue Plains Resource Recovery Facility - Green Infrastructure and Renewable Energy." Seminar will be held on Friday at 2:00pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus, and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visitor parking passes for the Technology Research Center lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC 102/105 shortly before seminar.

Horn Point to present environmental award to Amy Haines (The Star-Democrat, 9/2/13) [This award is sponsored by the UMCES Horn Point Laboratory. Article quotes Michael Roman, Director of the UMCES's Horn Point Laboratory.]

Daughter of Bay seeks to honor island's heritage, preserve future: Kelley Phillips Cox wants public to experience Chesapeake's legacy and creatures as she did - up close and personal. (By Rona Kobell, Bay Journal, 9/2/13) [Article quotes Eric Schott, a molecular biologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

Maryland, EPA, Chesapeake Bay Trust Provide $3.4 Million for Green Infrastructure Program (AccessDNR - Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 9/4/13)

Bay health reviewed at field hearing (By Josh Bollinger,, 9/3/13)

Immigration is an environmental issue (By Tom Horton, The Baltimore Sun - Op-Ed, 9/3/13)

National and International News

The Flip Side Of Obama's Keystone XL Delay: Even as President Obama cast a veneer of caution over the Keystone pipeline's northern half, he quietly expedited dozens of similar projects (By Steve Horn, Mint Press News as reported by, 9/8/13)

Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors (By Lauren Sommer, National Public Radio, 9/8/13)

New NOAA Report Confirms Climate Change Is Intensifying Extreme Heat and Storms (By Frances Beinecke, Natural Resources Defense Council - Switchboard, 9/6/13)

Climate change is cleaving the GOP in two: An emerging faction of Republicans thinks the party should adopt a British Columbia-style tax on carbon (By Geoff Dembicki,, 9/5/13)

'Five Minutes to Midnight' as Climate Change Endgame Threatens: Irreversible sea level rise, mass species extinction just around the corner unless immediate action is taken, warns UN (By Jacob Chamberlain,, 9/3/13)

The Real Reason Kansas Is Running Out of Water (By Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Magazine - Environment, 9/3/13)

Why Global Warming Will Be Far Worse, Far Sooner, Than Forecasts Predict (By John Atcheson,, 9/3/13)

Crop-munching pests are traveling north as the climate changes (By John Upton,, 9/3/13)

Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 9/2/13)

Japan's Plan for Radioactive Waste Water: Into the Ocean - "I'm afraid that it is unavoidable to dump or release the water into the sea," confessed Nuclear Regulatory Authority head (By Andrea Germanos,, 9/2/13)

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