USM National Green Campus
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Week of December 23, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Feb. 10th - What Can DPW Do For You? Learn about Baltimore City's recycling program and other initiatives such as trash clean-up and tap water quality from the Department of Public Works. Sponsored by UM Go Green and the Wellness Hub. This event will be held from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the SMC Campus Center Green Room, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 621 W. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Register now!

Feb. 25th - Green Your Commute. More than 10,000 faculty, staff, and students park at the University. Most of us drive alone. Luckily, the University has a number of programs that encourage sustainable transportation. Which program suits you? Sponsored by UM Go Green and the Wellness Hub. This event will be held from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the SMC Campus Center Green Room, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 621 W. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Register now!

Lessons learned restoring the Chesapeake will help leaders clean up Rio's Guanabara Bay (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, News and Events, December 2013)

State of Maryland News

January 7th - 2014 Smart, Green & Growing Clean Water Innovations Trade Show -Government agencies, consultants, developers, environmental advocates and the building industry can learn more about the latest best management practices in stormwater management, wetland creation and restoration and other green technologies. Additionally, MDE will recognize the winners of the 2013 Smart, Green & Growing Award for Infrastructure and Innovations in Stormwater Management. The trade show promises to be informative for both those with ideas and products to offer and those faced with the challenge of improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This event, hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment, will take place from 9:00am -1:00pm at ?MDE at Montgomery Park, 1800 Washington Boulevard ?Baltimore, MD 21230.

Today: Secretary Jewell Visits Maryland to Promote Wind Energy (The Office of Governor Martin O'Malley, Governor's Blog, 12/17/13)

MDE's Stormwater Innovations Tour highlights the Bay-Wise Yardstick program in Frederick (Maryland Department of the Environment, Media Advisory, 12/17/13)

National and International News

Study Shows Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Dolphin Disease and Death: 'I've never seen such a high prevalence of very sick animals' (By Jacob Chamberlain,, 12/19/13)

Media Still Doesn't Like Talking About Climate Change: Study (By Catherine Taibi, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 12/18/13)

China just opened its first official smog clinic: The clinic has treated over 100 patients in its first week (By Lindsay Abrams,, 12/18/13)

Former BP Engineer Kurt Mix Convicted On Obstruction Charge For Destroying Gulf Spill Evidence (By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 12/18/13)

'Whole world' at risk from simultaneous droughts, famines, epidemics: scientists -

Research published by US National Academy of Sciences warns climate change impacts could be worse than thought (By Nafeez Ahmed, The [UK] Guardian, 12/17/13)

New geothermal technology could produce 10 times the electricity using CO2 from fossil fuel plants (By Christine Lepisto,, 12/17/13)

Extreme Summer Weather Linked to Vanishing Ice and Snow: Loss of sea ice and snow cover gets summer going earlier, researchers say (By Ken Branson, Rutgers University News, 12/17/13)

What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn't Want You To Know About (By Emily Atkin, - Climate Progress Blog, 12/17/13)

Warren Buffett buys $1 billion of wind turbines, the biggest land-based wind power purchase ever (By Michael Graham Richard,, 12/17/13)

Obama and Climate Change: The Real Story: The president has said the right things about climate change - and has taken some positive steps. But we're drilling for more oil and digging up more carbon than ever (By Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone as reported by, 12/17/13)

What These Climate Scientists Said About Earth's Future Will Terrify You: I spoke with apocalyptical climate scientists about what our next generation faces, and their answers were bleak. (By Dahr Jamail, - Environment Blog, 12/17/13)

Reddit's science forum banned climate deniers. Why don't all newspapers do the same? (By Nathan Allen,, 12/16/13)

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