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Week of November 18, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Dec. 4th - "No Impact Man" - The TU Office of Sustainability presents the Sustainability Film series, featuring recently critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important issues of this generation.

Environmental activist Colin Beavan confronts the problem of consumption head on by getting his family to live for one year with no net environmental impact. They experiment with living without toilet paper, washer and dryer, refrigerator, elevators, electric lights and cars. Along the way he finds that the low consumption life style may be a more joyful one as well. The film begins at 7 p.m. in CLA 2110.

Dec. 4th - Arboretum: Public Health Garden, 12-12:45pm, Public Health Garden at the University of Maryland Arboretum

State of Maryland News

Howard County expands composting collection to Clarksville (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 11/15/13)

Meeting to Air Harbor Point Development Questions: Toxic chromium entombed beneath Fells Point site slated for Exelon headquarters. (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 11/14/13)

National and International News

Wyoming Council Rejects Residents' Protests Of Underground Coal Gasification Plant (By Emily Atkin, - Climate Progress Blog, 11/18/13)

Developing countries push for climate change "reparations": Should the industrialized nations most responsible for global warming compensate those now suffering its effects? (By Lindsay Abrams, - Sustainability Blog, 11/18/13)

Are we witnessing the start of a global green revolution? Mass environmental protests are gaining strength. If governments won't take the lead on an imperiled planet, someone will (By Michael Klare, as reported byThe [UK] Guardian - Environment Blog, 11/18/13)

Ocean acidification set to spiral out of control: T The continued release of greenhouse gases into the air is set to bring about huge changes to land ecosystems as they are forced to adapt to rising temperatures. (By Jan Piotrowski, SciDevNet as reported by Environmental News Network, 11/15/13)

'Sleepwalking to Extinction': Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth (By Richard Smith, Ad Busters as reported by, 11/15/13)

How Whisky Makers Could Soon Be Providing A Superior Biofuel (By Jeff Spross, - Climate Progress Blog, 11/15/13)

'We Believe!' Even Reddest States Admit Climate Change Real: Though their representatives in Congress continue to deny it, majority of Conservative voters have no doubt that warming planet is causing significant changes (By Jon Queally,, 11/14/13)

New Report Unveils Hidden Cost of Walmart's Climate Damage, Failure to Meet Environmental Target: Greenpeace, Sierra Club Join with Leading Environmental Organizations Calling for Change at Walmart Company's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceed Those of Many Countries (Institute for Local Self-Reliance as reported by, 11/13/13)

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