USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of April 27, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

May 1, 2009- Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York - "Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Urban Systems: The New York City Experience." The seminar will be held on Friday at 2:00pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visitor parking passes for the TRC lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC 102/105 shortly before seminar.

Maryland Congressional delegation told how it can help the bay: Clean Water Act with 'teeth' suggested (By Leonard Sparks, Capital News Service-DelMarVaNow, 4/24/09) [Article quotes Dr. Don Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Al Gore backs U.S. House global warming bill (By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 4/24/09)

Salisbury University Earns Maryland DNR PLANT Green Award (Salisbury University Press Release, 4/23/09)

More cash, accountability sought for Bay (By Lindsay Perna, The Examiner, 4/23/09)

[Article quotes Dr. Don Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Ninth Ward: When it comes to the Chesapeake Bay, what grade do we deserve? (By Paul Foer, The Capital, 4/22/09) [University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science staff quoted]

TU takes top state honors in two of four RecycleMania categories: Faculty, staff, students recycled nearly 114 tons of material in this year's competition (Towson University Newsroom, 4/22/09)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Rivers shrinking: Flow of many rivers in decline (By Randolph E. Schmid, Google News, 4/21/09) [Article quotes Margaret Palmer of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

U Maryland To Reduce Energy Usage at Horn Point Lab (By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, 4/21/09) [Article quotes Mike Roman of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Energy Bill Would Create Climate Agency (By Avery Palmer, CQ Politics, 4/20/09) [Article quotes Dr. Don Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

State of Maryland News

Conservancy volunteer is a longtime champion of trees: Charles E. Conklin spreads the good word on planting (By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun, 4/26/09)

Payments to farmers to rise: Federal funding has them planting trees instead of crops (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 4/25/09)

Maryland celebrates Earth Day, even at landfill: Recycling is focus of many area events, including e-cycling demonstration at landfill (By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun, 4/23/09)

Obama talks up wind power, green jobs on Earth Day: Administration plans to authorize offshore wind, ocean energy generation projects (By Mike Glover, The Associated Press as reported by The Baltimore Sun, 4/23/09)

Cardin pledges push for renewed bay laws: He says Chesapeake Bay Program, other efforts must be taken to 'new level' (By Laura Smitherman, The Baltimore Sun, 4/21/09)

D.C. Area Families Take Green to the Extreme: Eco-Enthusiasts Step on Some Toes in a Bid to Reduce Their Carbon Footprints (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, 4/20/09)

Cardin to introduce legislation to reauthorize bay program: Senator says bill must lay out EPA's role in cleaning up watershed (By Laura Smitherman, The Baltimore Sun, 4/20/09)

National and International News

The Dilemma Over Coal Generated Power (60 Minutes, Video, 4/26/09)

Industries Buried Internal Findings: Climate Wording Cut From Public Report (By Juliet Eilperin, The Baltimore Sun, 4/25/09)

California's low-carbon fuel standard has oil companies anxious (By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee, 4/25/09)

Democrats May Ease Bill's Emissions Rules (By Juliet Eilperin, The Baltimore Sun, 4/25/09)

Climate Change Legislation [American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009], Panel 1,   U.S. House of Representatives Committee (C-SPAN, 4/24/09)

Dust Storms Escalate, Prompting Environmental Fears: Increase in Dirt Affects Ecosystems In Western States (By Juliet Eilperin, The Baltimore Sun, 4/23/09)

Industry Ignored Its Scientists on Climate  (By Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times, 4/23/09)

House Panel Begins Debate on Climate Bill Both Sides Press Their Cases as Lawmakers Weigh Limits on Carbon Emissions (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, 4/23/09)

Cement plants targeted in EPA bid to cut mercury emissions: Proposal requires 80-percent reduction by 2013 (By Stephanie Desmon, The Baltimore Sun, 4/22/09)

Earth Day 2009 - World Photo Gallery (The Baltimore Sun, 4/22/09)

No Conclusion on What's Altering Fish (By David A. Fahrenthold, 4/22/09)

International Earth Day - April 22, 2009 - Photo Gallery (The Washington Post, 4/22/09)

Bicycling is an important factor in less carbon-intensive commuting (Welcome to the Fast Lane - Blog - U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 4/22/09)

Administration Stops Short of Endorsing Climate Bill (By John M. Broder, The New York Times, 4/22/09)

Obama Urges Passage of Energy Legislation (By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times, 4/22/09)

For Vilsack, the Proof Is in the Planting (By Jane Black, The Washington Post, 4/22/09)

A Chicken Heating Every Pot? Manure-to-Energy Project Gains Attention Of Va. Candidate in 'Green' Election Year (By Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, 4/21/09)

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