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News Archive

Week of May 7, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Study: Pollution trading could trim bay cleanup costs (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 5/4/12)[Article quotes William Dennison, Vice President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Scientists use algae to scrub harbor water (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 4/30/12) [Article cites work of the University of Maryland's Algal Ecotechnology Center, and quotes center director, Patrick Kangas]

Dr. Michael Kemp honored with Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence (UMCES "Environmental Insights" May 2012)

State of Maryland News

Week of May 7th - Maryland Drinking Water Week (Maryland Department of the Environment Press Release, 5/7/12)

May 11th - National Bike to Work Day - Information for Maryland from the Baltimore Metropolitan Council

Governor O'Malley, Senate President Miller, Speaker Busch Hold Bill Signing Focused on a More Sustainable Future for Maryland (Office of Governor Martin O'Malley Press Release, 5/2/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Scientists: Deep Ocean Beneath Antarctic Responding Rapidly to Climate Change - Latest research shows continuing dramatic change in southern oceans (By Common Dreams staff,, 5/4/12)

Occupy's May Day: Tens of Thousands Protest the Mess that's Being Made of the Planet (By Brian Merchant, - Business/Environmental Policy, 5/4/12)

Don't blame the speculators for rising oil prices when it's simply a matter of supply and demand (By Robert J. Samuelson, Syndicated Columns as reported by PowerSwitch, 5/3/12)

Science alone can't tell us how bad climate change will be (By David Roberts,, 5/3/12)

Critical List: Other countries manage to pass climate change laws; Greenpeace is busy (By Sarah Laskow,, 5/3/12)

Global warming hits home: After a year of freakish and destructive weather, Americans are finally waking up to the dangers of climate change (By Bill McKibben,, 5/3/12)

US Corporations Sponsor Carbon Scam in Europe (By Stefano Valentino, Inter Press Service as reported by, 5/3/12)

Anxious Japan prepares for life without nuclear power: Japan has 54 nuclear reactors, but as of Saturday, not one of them will be in operation - how will the country cope? (By Justin McCurry, The [UK] Guardian, 5/3/12)

BP Oil Spill Criminal Investigation May Ensnare Executives In Cover-Up (By John Rudolf, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 5/3/12)

How Do You Teach Climate Change in the Classroom? (PBS Newshour, 5/2/12)

The "reasonable middle" on climate change (By David Roberts,, 5/2/12)

Federal appeals court considers Shell's plan to drill new deepwater wells in Gulf of Mexico (The Associated Press as reported by The Washington Post, 5/2/12)

ALEC's Top Five Anti-Environment ‘Model' Laws (By Stephen Lacey and Jessica Goad, - Climate Progress, 5/2/12)

Climate Change And Sustained Economic Growth Link Observed In New Study (By James Gerkin, The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 5/1/12) [Report link]

Global Warming: New Research Blames Economic Growth (Science Daily, 5/1/12)

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