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News Archive

Week of June 8, 2009

News From Across the USM Campuses

Weak enforcement system jeopardising fishery health: study (By Denise Recaldes, Fisheries Information Services - United States, 6/5/09) [Article quotes Dennis King of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Study seeks crackdown on fishing: Pew-tied report says fishermen willfully flaunt catch rules (By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times On-line, 6/5/09) [Article quotes Dennis King of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Horn Point Lab starts 2009 tours (The Easton Star Democrat, 6/2/09) The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will offer free 90-minute tours of its Horn Point Laboratory on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer. All tours are free to visitors and leave promptly from the visitor reception area at 10 a.m. Tours are offered on both Tuesday and Saturdays through August, then on Saturdays only in September. Tours are not offered on holidays. For details, visit or call 410-221-8383.

WHOAA NOAA! Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (SatNews Daily, 6/1/09)

Chesapeake Bay Health (WYPR - National Public Radio, Midday Radio Program 6/1/09 - Audio Podcast) [Dr. Donald Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is interviewed]?

University of Maryland, College Park-led Consortium Wins $93 Million NOAA Climate Institute Award is latest demonstration of UM leadership in creating climate knowledge and tools people can use (By Lee Tune, UM Newsdesk Press Release, 5/28/09)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

State of Maryland News

Beauty of the Chesapeake: Aerial photographs reveal a breathtaking view of the Chesapeake Bay watershed -- and its fragile future (Narrative by Cameron Davidson, photographer, The Washington Post, 6/7/09)

Wilson Bridge Bike Path Gets Rolling: Users Contemplate Connecting Trails (By Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post, 6/7/09)

Studies Predict Rapid Rise in Sea Levels Along U.S. East Coast (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, 6/7/09)

Beauty on the Brink: Can we stop ourselves from destroying the Chesapeake Bay's natural wonders? (By David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, 6/7/09)

$1.9 million awarded to programs to stem water pollution (By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun, 6/5/09)

National and International News

Millions of tons of TVA coal ash coming to Alabama (By Jay Reeves, Google News, 6/6/09)

Food, Inc.: Behind the food we love-Secrets that giant food companies don't want you to know. Interview with Director Robert Kenner (NOW on PBS, Interview by David Brancaccio, Week of 6/5/09)

Tempe's stunning new transportation hub - It's the way to go (By Kaid Benfield, Natural Resources Defense Council, 6/5/09)

What You Can Do To Change Our Food System (NOW on PBS, Interview by David Brancaccio, Week of 6/5/09)

"Buy American" provision in House climate bill (From Reuters as reported on, 6/5/09)

Q & A: Eric Schlosser -- In this interview excerpt, Eric Schlosser, award-winning journalist and author of the book "Fast Food Nation," discusses the state of the American food system. To read the full interview, check out the book "Food, Inc." ed. by Karl Weber, available now from PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2009. (NOW on PBS, Week of 6/5/09)

University of Iowa helped derail coal ash regulations (By Jason Hancock, The Iowa Independent, 6/4/09)

Studies Show Global Companies Still Failing to Report Strategies and Potential Impacts from Climate Change: Investors Call on SEC to Take Steps to Improve Company Disclosure (Center for Energy and Environmental Security, Press Release, 6/3/9)

Learning to live with climate change will not be enough: A leading environmentalist explains why drastically reducing carbon dioxide emissions now will be easier, cheaper, and more ethical than dealing with runaway climate destabilization later (By David W. Orr, The [UK] Guardian, 6/3/09)

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