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Week of May 2, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

May 6th - Dr. Moira Zellner, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, and Institute for Environmental Science and Policy - "Applying Complexity Theory and Methods to Environmental Planning." This seminar, sponsored by the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, will be held on Friday at 2:00pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus, 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 on the UMBC campus shortly before seminar. 

Chesapeake Bay health declines in 2010, analysis finds (WTOP Radio - 103.5 FM, Washington, DC; 4/27/11) [Article cites University System of Maryland Center for Environmental Science report, and quotes Heath Kelsey, of UMCES]

Exploring a crossroads: Center to examine society, environment connections (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 4/27/11)

Frostburg State University Programs Join to Create Nature-Related Business Directory (Frostburg State University Media Release, 4/27/11)

State of Maryland News

Belair Edison wins grant to control runoff (By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun, 4/29/11)

Constellation, Exelon make case for merger's benefits: $100 credit per BGE household and other initiatives are touted by Shattuck (By Hannah Cho, The Baltimore Sun, 4/29/11)

Lung Association says air quality better, but not good (By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun - Picture of Health Blog, 4/27/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Gas could top $4 nationwide this week (By Ben Rooney, CNN Money, 5/2/11)

Utah Sues Federal Government Over Obama's Wilderness Protection Plan (By Lynn DeBruin and Matthew Daly, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 4/29/11)

Oil prices to keep rising as peak production reached in 2006 (By Frank McDonald, The Irish Times, 4/29/11)

Immediate Reductions in EIA's Energy Data and Analysis Programs Necessitated by FY 2011 Funding Cut (U.S. Energy Information Administration Press Room, 4/28/11)

Tennessee Valley Authority: "We have never experienced such a major weather event in our history": Mal-adapation: Missouri levee failure highlights need to increase infrastructure investments and prepare for climate change (Climate Progress Blog, 4/28/11)

The Oil Crunch (The Energy Bulletin Blog, 4/28/11)

Exxon Profit Up 69 Percent as Gas and Oil Prices Boost Top Five Oil Companies (By Susanna Kim, ABC News reported by Common Dreams Blog, 4/28/11)

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Once Again Raises Alarm Bells on Global Warming (By Jake Schmidt, NRDC - Switchboard Blog, 4/28/11)

Pain at the Pump? We Need More (By Daniel C. Esty and Michael E. Porter, The New York Times, 4/27/11)

Blowout could spill 58 million gallons in Arctic (By Dan Joling, The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 4/27/11)

Watching Climate Change Through a Farmer's Eyes (By Sara Reardon, AAAS - Science Magazine, 4/26/11)

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