USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 1, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

August 3rd - Steve Kendrot, (USDA APHIS Wildlife Services) "Restoration through eradication: Protecting Chesapeake marshes through the eradication of invasive nutria." This talk is a part of the UMCES Horn Point Lab (HPL) Seminar Series. The seminar will be held at 11:00am in the HPL auditorium.

Invasive Bugs Cause Tremendous Damage in Maryland (By Sean McCalley, UMD Newsdesk, 7/28/11)

For some, Baltimore life is sweeter with no car: New options allow city residents to forgo driving (By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 7/27/11) [Article cites car-share program at University of Maryland, Baltimore]

State of Maryland News

Statement from Governor Martin O'Malley Following President Obama's Announcement of New Fuel Standards (Maryland Department of the Environment Press Release, 7/29/11)

Howard to begin food scraps recycling pilot program: County officials say collection can reduce landfill waste by up to 23 percent (By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun - Howard County, 7/28/11)

Report tallies "Big Chicken" toll on Bay (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 7/27/11)

Harris feels pressure on water plan: Facing criticism from environmentalists, lawmaker agrees to change his first bill (By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun, 7/27/11)

BP Solar to close Frederick facility, lay off 58 (By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun, 7/25/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Record percentage of United States experiences 'exceptional drought' (By the CNN Wire Staff, CNN, 8/1/11)

Heat Wave 2011: Records Broken Across The U.S. (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/1/11)

Value Added: Going green almost left him in the red (By Tom Heath, The Washington Post - Business, 7/31/11)

The suspicious suspension of a climate scientist (By Natasha Lennard, - Global Warming, 7/29/11)

O.K., Smart Guys: Fix the Energy Problem - How should the U.S. solve its energy problems? The experts brainstorm (Bloomberg Business Week, 7/28/11)

Oil Price Will Continue Long-Term Rise: Shell CEO (By Catherine Boyle, CNBC, 7/28/11)

Climate Change Brings Water Worries To U.S. Cities, NRDC Report (By Lynne Peeples, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/27/11)

Obama to announce new fuel economy standards Friday (By Ayesha Rascoe and Deepa Seetharaman, Reuters, 7/27/11)

Republicans Seek Big Cuts in Environmental Rules (By Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times - Environment, 7/27/11)

Drought 2011: Texas Agriculture Losses Could Set New Record (By Betsy Blaney, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 7/27/11)

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