USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of May 25, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

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Report card to give candid view of bays' health (By Anita Ferguson,, 5/19/09) [Article quotes Dr. Donald Boesch, President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

University of Baltimore Renaissance Seed Scholars Announced - Stanley Kemp, lecturer in the Division of Liberal Studies in the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, for the initiative, "An Ecological Assessment of the Lower Jones Falls: Moving Toward Charting a Course for the Restoration of Central Baltimore's Natural Greenway." (University of Baltimore, Press Release, 5/18/09)

State of Maryland News

Maryland vows to tighten runoff controls: Commitment a response to legal challenge from watershed groups (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 5/22/09)

60 environmental groups form bay coalition: Choose Clean Water Campaign seeks stronger efforts from federal government (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 5/21/09)

Allegany Co. considering wind power restrictions (From the Associated Press as reported by The Baltimore Sun, 5/20/09)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Gore, others urge CEOs to back climate change deal (The Associated Press as reported on Yahoo News, By John Heilprin, 5/24/09)

New Study: Global Temperatures to Rise 9 Degrees by 2100 (Reuters, 5/22/09)

Climate Change Bill Heads For House Vote (By Richard Harris, All Things Considered - National Public Radio, 5/22/09)

U.S. House Committee OKs Climate Emissions Cuts: 83% by 2050 (Environmental News Service, 5/22/09)

World's first battery fuelled by air: The world's first battery fuelled by air - with 10 times the storage capacity of conventional cells - has been unveiled. (The [UK] Telegraph, 5/20/09)

Obama unveils mpg rule, gets broad support: Change driven by 30 percent cut in CO2; will cost $1,300 per vehicle (By staff and news service reports,, 5/19/09)

Automakers, Obama announce mileage, pollution plan (By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 5/19/09)

U.S. to Issue Tougher Fuel Standards for Automobiles (By John M. Broder, The New York Times, 5/18/09)

Report Weighs Fallout of Canada's Oil Sands (By Jad Mouawad, The New York Times, 5/18/09)

National Geographic surveys countries' transit use: guess who comes in last  (By Kaid Benfield, Natural Resources Defense Council, 5/18/09)

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