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News Archive

Week of May 9, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

May 12th - Hermann Engelhardt - California Institute of Technology - "ICE: From Molecules to Fast Moving Antarctic Ice Streams with Implications to Global Change." Seminar is hosted by Ed Gates, and will be held at the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, Room 109 at 3:30pm.

Counties wary of growth document: PlanMaryland looks to advance Smart Growth (By Margie Hyslop, The Gazette, 5/6/11)

VIDEO: Many Hatchery-Produced Oysters are Illegally Harvested - State official: 'Really, poachers steal from all of us' (By Kerry Davis, Capital News Service, 5/5/11) [Article quotes Donald Meritt and Kennedy Paynter of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science ]

Floods Raise Runoff Concerns (By Jeffrey Ball, The Wall Street Journal, 5/5/11) [Article quotes Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Goats stomp out weeds at new garden: Officials say natural cleansing method readies land for student use (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 5/4/11)

Community members brainstorm green ideas: University administrators reiterate goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 (By Claire Saravia, The Diamondback Online, 5/3/11)

State of Maryland News

May 13th - Governor's Energy Summit:  A Roundtable on Maryland's Energy Future. From 9:30am - 1:00pm at The Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium?2200 York Road,?Timonium, MD 21093 (Immediately Preceding The Solar and Wind Expo 2011)

Getting There: Hybrid buses are worth the extra cost upfront - They're not the noisy stinkpots your dad used to ride (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun - Getting There Blog, 5/8/11)

Cardin proposes capturing highway runoff (By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun - Maryland Politics, 5/5/11)

Extreme weather due to climate change deadly (By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun - Picture of Health Blog, 5/5/11)

Maryland will sue in Susquehanna tributary 'fracking' spill: Gas driller targeted (By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun - Green Living, 5/2/11)

Power Ahead - Energy Consumption and Sustainability (NPR/WYPR - Midday with Dan Rodricks, Week of 5/2/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Week of May 9th - DC Green Scene - Upcoming Energy and Environment Events in the Washington, DC Area

Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study: UN's climate change science body says renewables supply, particularly solar power, can meet global demand (By Fiona Harvey, The [UK] Guardian, 5/9/11)

Church in DC goes solar-powered: Rooftop solar system to cut electricity costs (The Associated Press as reported by WEWS - ABC News Channel 5, 5/9/11)

Oil Prices Plunge In Record Sell-Off (The Huffington Post - Business Blog, 5/5/11 and updated 5/6/11)

The World has Passed Peak Oil, says Top Economist (By Mason Inman The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions as reported by National Geographic News Watch, 5/5/11)

Food Prices Increasing From Global Warming: Study (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 5/5/11 and updated 5/6/11)

Al Gore Invents a Showpiece E-Book (By David Pogue, The New York Times - Business Day - Technology, 5/5/11)

Prince Charles attends Future of Food conference at Georgetown (By Manuel Roig-Franzia, The Washington Post - Lifestyle, 5/4/11)

Suit Accuses U.S. Government of Failing to Protect Earth for Generations Unborn (By Felicity Barringer, The New York Times - Environment, 5/4/11)

Arctic warming to boost rise of sea levels (By Alister Doyle, The Washington Post - National, 5/3/11)

Rising gas prices shift energy debate (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post - National, 5/3/11)

Food Industry Energy Consumption Runs Rampant (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 5/2/11)

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