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News Archive

Week of December 13, 2010

News from Across the USM Campuses

Dec. 14th - Zipcar Holiday Party and Toy Drive, 10am - 4pm at 1120 N. Charles Street. For more information, contact Jeff LaNoue at 410-837-5199?

Dining Services pledges to work on students' sustainability concerns: Officials have made little progress since October forum, but promises it hasn't forgotten issue (By Erin Egan, The Diamondback Online, 12/12/10)

Single-stream system boosts univ. recycling: Officials predict ongoing improvement (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 12/12/10)

In litter campaign, student spends a trashy summer vacation: Sophomore English major will apply experience in Appalachia to class project (By Lauren Kirkwood, The Diamondback Online, 12/12/10)

Lot D will be converted into green space: Construction will take away 22-space parking lot, reduce storm-water runoff (By Yasmeen Abutaleb, The Diamondback Online, 12/10/10)

Growing Green: Thanks to new fund, six projects are born (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 12/8/10)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

State of Maryland News

Composting takes root in West B'more (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 12/10/10)

Mercy Medical Center's oasis gardens (By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun - Garden Variety Blog, 12/9/10)

EPA's Chesapeake Bay 'czar' to leave: J. Charles "Chuck" Fox to launch ocean conservation organization (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 12/7/10)

National and International News

Small climate deals forged outside int'l talks (By Arthur Max, The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 12/12/10)

U.N. climate meeting OKs Green Fund in new accord (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, 12/11/10)

Court blocks move by oil industry to delay EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions (By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, 12/11/10)

Beekeepers suggest pesticide is destroying insect colonies (By Rick Willis, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/10/10)

Invoking ‘Spirit Of Shared Destiny,' Israel Thanks Neighbors For Climate Disaster Aid (By Brad Johnson, Think Progress - The Wonk Room Blog, 12/10/10)

Gasoline: $3 by Christmas and a 'Mini-Apocalypse' in Spring? (By Charles Wallace, Daily Finance Blog, 12/8/10)

Wikileaks Reveals Hushed Concern Over Tar Sands Oil in US State Dept. (By Brian Merchant, - Business and Politics, 12/7/10)

Copenhagen, a case of lowered expectations: A year on from the Copenhagen climate conference we ask whether anything good came out of it and what the prospects for COP16 in Cancun look like (By Jason Heppenstall, The Copenhagen Post Online, 12/6/10)

Look for oil price between $80 to $100 per barrel in 2011 (By Peter Tertzakian, The Calgary Herald, 12/6/10)

Oil hovers at $89 in Asia on European debt worries: Oil eases but hovers at $89 a barrel in Asia amid renewed concerns over Europe's debt woes (By Eileen Ng, The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 12/6/10)

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