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Week of November 11, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Waterfowl Chesapeake brings full conservation focus to Festival (By Josh Bollinger, The Star-Democrat, 11/10/13) [University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory is a partner with Waterfowl Chesapeake]

Assessing impact of noise from offshore wind farm construction may help protect marine mammals (Environmental Research Web, 11/8/13) [Article quotes Helen Bailey of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Clean Air Act has led to improved water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed (e! Science News - Earth & Climate Blog, 11/6/13) [Article cites study conducted by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

Stream in Boonsboro park gets natural buffer to ensure a healthy waterway (Herald Mail Media - Local News, 11/10/13)

State puts Kent Island project on hold: Board to examine ties between official, developer's lawyer (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 11/8/13)

Entrepreneur Wants to Bring Wind Power to Md.'s Eastern Shore (By Zenitha Prince, The Afro-American, 11/7/13)

National and International News

'Climate Crisis Madness': Philippines Demand Action at UN Climate Talks in Warsaw: 'Can humanity rise to this occasion?' asks lead negotiator from nation struggling in aftermath of deadly, record-setting typhoon (By Jamie Henn,, 11/11/13)

Texas Homeowner Battles $3 Million Defamation Lawsuit For Exposing Fracking Company's Pollution (By Rebecca Leber, - Climate Progress Blog, 11/8/13)

Deaths From Heat Waves May Increase Ten Times By Mid-Century (By Joanna M. Foster, - Climate Progress Blog, 11/8/13)

World Bank warrior spearheading the fight against climate change: Rachel Kyte, incoming head of climate change at the World Bank, on political leadership, carbon pricing, the psychology of communicating and rising anger at climate change inaction (By Jo Confino, The [UK] Guardian - Professional - Sustainable Business Blog, 11/6/13)

De Blasio's biggest challenge: Climate change (By Ben Adler,, 11/6/13)

The Federal Government Wants In on Car-Sharing, Too (By Emily Badger, The Atlantic Cities Blog, 11/6/13)

Mann 2, Cuccinelli 0: Climate Denial Becomes Wedge Issue, As Hockey Stick Beats Tea Party (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 11/6/13)

Plan Proposed to Allow Fracking Wastewater to Be Shipped by Barge on Rivers and Lakes: A Coast Guard plan would allow companies to ship wastewater in bulk on barges on the nation's 12,000 miles of waterways. (By Emily DeMarco, - Environment Blog, 11/6/13)

Record-breaking Greenhouse Gas Levels in Atmosphere: 'Time is Not On Our Side': 'Heat-trapping gases from human activities have upset the natural balance of our atmosphere and are a major contribution to climate change.' (By Lauren McCauley,, 11/6/13)

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