USM National Green Campus
News Archive

 Week of November 25, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Dec. 4th - "No Impact Man" - The Towson University 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 on the Towson University campus.

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

Md. oyster shell recycling program faces problems (By Sarah Polus, WTOP -103.5 FM Radio, 11/19/13) [Article quotes Donald Meritt of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

January 10th - Deadline - Environmental Education K-12 Mini Grant Now Open - The Trust is currently accepting applications for its Environmental Education K-12 Mini Grant program. This program is designed to engage citizens and students in D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia in activities that raise public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. To learn more about this grant program, click here.

Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Real Food Farm of Civic Works (Maryland Department of the Environment, 11/20/13)

National and International News

U.S. Methane Study Says Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates (By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 11/25/13)

The New York Times is dropping the ball on climate change: The public editor confirms that the paper's green coverage has been declining in quantity and quality (By Lindsay Abrams,, 11/25/13)

Future Of UN Climate Talks Hinges On 2015 Deal After Uneventful Summit, EU Commissioner Says (By Karl Ritter, The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 11/24/13)

Ninety Companies Responsible For Two-Thirds Of Global Warming Emissions (By Ari Phillips, Climate Progress Blog, 11/21/13)

Carbon emissions set to hit new record high in 2013 (By Jeremey Hance, as reported by Environmental News Network, 11/20/13

Italian Island Hit By ‘Apocalyptic' Storm As 17 Inches Of Rain Fall In 90 Minutes (By Katie Valentine, Climate Progress Blog, 11/20/13)

A new view of climate change: Terrorism against the people: That is how it's felt in the Philippines and in many poor nations around the world (By Stephan Richter, The Globalist as reported by, 11/19/13)

Risks of Manmade Chemicals in Drinking Water the Focus of 2013 NWRI Clarke Prize Lecture (By The National Water Research Institute as reported by The Environmental News Network, 11/19/13)

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