USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of August 15, 2011

News from Across the USM Campuses

Univ. receives $27.5M to launch science center: With National Science Foundation funds, research facility will collaborate sciences (By Sarah Meehan, The Diamondback Online, 8/10/11)

Despite Data Gaps, U.S. Moves Closer to Drilling in Arctic Ocean (Science Magazine as reported by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, 8/11/11) [Article quotes Jacqueline Grebmeier of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

SU hall's green renovation saves energy, costs (, 8/7/11)

State of Maryland News

National Aquarium releases turtles into Chesapeake Bay (By Kim Walker, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/15/11)

Cambridge country club fined $500,000 for pollution violations: Horn's Point accused of discharging raw sewage into Choptank wetlands (By Meredith Cohn, The Batimore Sun - Green Living, 8/11/11)

$4.2 million in tech grants awarded to 15 area firms: High-tech and biotech companies get money for research and development (By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun, 8/10/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Greenland's Icebergs In A Warming World
(PHOTOS) (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/15/11)

Obama administration encounters opposition to international climate agenda (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post - Health and Science, 8/14/11)

Canada's PR work for tar sands: dirty, crude and oily - The Obama administration is being intensely lobbied to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but our campaign will match that (By Martin Lukacs, The [UK] Guardian, 8/14/11)

EPA's Outdated Tests Leave American Cars Guzzling Gas: View (By The Editors, Bloomberg News, 8/14/11)

Venice Introduces New Tourist Tax To Save City From Sinking (PHOTOS) (The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 8/11/11)

AAUP Says U. of Virginia Is Giving Group Too Much Access to Climate Researchers' Documents (By Peter Schmidt, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8/11/11)

In Auto Test in Europe, Meter Ticks Off Miles, and Fee to Driver (By Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times - Environment, 8/10/11)

America's Most Walkable Cities (The Daily Green, August, 2011)

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