USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of June 27, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

Frostburg State University Wins National Climate Leadership Award (FSU News Release, 6/27/11)

Helping Md. Municipalities Go Green to Save: New UMD Initiative - Municipal League, UMD Team Up To Guide Communities to Sustainability (UMD Newsdesk - University Initiatives, 6/27/11)

University aiming to support local green efforts: College Park program will certify green communities (By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun - Maryland News, 6/26/11)

Lessons in ecology - and life - on the Bay (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 6/24/11)

University of Maryland is a Leader in Climate Action (UMD Newsdesk, 6/24/11)  

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: The National Research Council Should Investigate (By Allen Herschkowitz, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/23/11)[Article quotes Margaret Palmer of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

State of Maryland News

Rescued sea turtles heading for the Bay (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 6/24/11)

EDF seeks to protect interests in Constellation merger: French utility asks Maryland regulators to be included in review process (By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun, 6/23/11)

Feds to announce new urban waters effort in Bmore (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 6/23/11)

Md. First State in USA to Approve Environmental Graduation Requirement (SouthernMarylandOnline, 6/23/11)

Constellation sheds stake in gas and oil company: Deal worth $22.5 million for Constellation (By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun, 6/22/11)

MD Becomes First State to Require Environmental Literacy (, 6/21/11)

Green literacy new graduation requirement in MD (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 6/21/11)

National and International News

Your Cable Box Is An Extreme Energy Hog: A new study estimates that U.S. consumers spent $2 billion a year to power set-top boxes that are sitting idle. (By Jeff Bertolucci, PC World, 6/27/11)

Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say (By Lucia Graves, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/27/11)

A new way of thinking as sea levels rise (By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post - National, 6/26/11)

Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation: Fishermen, Hunters Take On Fracking (By Kevin Begos, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/25/11)

High gas prices leads IRS to raise gas mileage rate (By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun - Business, 6/24/11)

How Houston Won A Climate Protection Award (By Mike Sledge, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/24/11)

Fracking Pollution: Wells Found Contaminated Near Bradford County, Pennsylvania Natural Gas Blowout (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/24/11)

Green Jobs Attract Graduates (By Austin Considine, The New York Times - Fashion and Style, 6/24/11)

Minot, North Dakota Flooding Shatters 130-Year-Old Record; Souris River Still Rising (By Dave Kolpack, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 6/24/11)

Oil dives to 4-month low as emergency stocks unleashed (By Matthew Robinson, Reuters as reported by Yahoo News, 6/23/11)

Meet The ‘Friendly Fracosaurus': Natural Gas Industry Produces Propaganda For Children (By Brad Johnson, Think Progress Blog, 6/22/11)

BP report shows economic growth still depends on oil (By Jeff Rubin, The [Canada] Globe and Mail, 6/22/11)

Saudis Set To Bankrupt Iran With Flood Of Oil (By Christopher Helman, Forbes - Fuel Blog, 6/22/11)

Sea levels rising at fastest rate in 2,000 years: Sea levels are rising faster than at any point in the past 2,000 years because of the impact of global warming, scientists have found. (By Nick Collins, The [UK] Telegraph, 6/21/11)

NOAA: US Unprepared for Changes in Arctic Ice (By Renee Schoof, Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service as reported by, 6/21/11)

Climate Change: Public Skeptical, Scientists Sure (Reported by Richard Harris, NPR/WYPR, 6/21/11

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