USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of June 18, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Urban farms raising greens, jobs (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 6/18/12)
[Article cites hoop greenhouse design work of Thomas Handwerker, associate professor of agriculture at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore]

June 11th - August 19th - Summer Walking Challenge 2012 - University of Maryland, College Park. Visit the UMCP Office of Sustainability for details.

State of Maryland News

Built on sinking ground, Norfolk tries to hold back tide amid sea-level rise (By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post, 6/17/12)

Maryland growing an early crop this spring: Growers say warm weather has pushed up schedule, created some problems (By Margie Hyslop, Staff Writer,, 6/15/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Rio+20: Prince Charles in climate change warning - The Prince of Wales has warned of the "catastrophic" consequences of inaction on issues such as climate change, at a UN sustainability conference in Brazil. (BBC News, 6/17/12)

Saab saved from bankruptcy to make electric cars: Chinese-born entrepreneur says purchase heralds new era in car industry and sees China as biggest market (By Dan Milmo, The [UK] Guardian, 6/13/12) 

Public Understanding Of Climate Science Rebounds, 72% of Independents Say There Is ‘Solid Evidence' Of Global Warming (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress, 6/13/12)

Rio+20 Earth summit: Scientists call for action on population - Joint report by 105 institutions urges negotiators to drop political inhibitions and confront rising global population and consumption (By Jonathan Watts, The [UK] Guardian, 6/13/12)

Global warming in America: Arizona's heating up the fastest, Florida the slowest (By Brad Plumer, The Washington Post, 6/13/12)

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns world risks triple crisis: Lagarde says world risks falling incomes, environmental damage and social unrest without more sustainable approach to growth (By Phillip Inman, The [UK] Guardian, 6/12/12)

Koch-Fueled Americans For Prosperity Plans Protest Against ‘Extremist' Kids Flying Kites In Support Of Wind (By Stephen Lacey, - Climate Progress, 6/12/12)

America's love affair with the motor car is running on empty: The country once wedded to driving is having its eye turned by other forms of transport - but policymakers are oblivious (By David Burwell, The [UK] Guardian, 6/12/12)

An influential global voice warns of runaway emissions (By Fen Montaigne, Yale Environment 360 as reported by, 6/12/12)

Greek Blackouts Risked As Power Companies' Cash Runs Out: Energy (By Ladka Bauerova and Natalie Weeks, Bloomberg News, 6/11/12)

Who Drives Climate Change? (By Julia Whitty, Mother Jones - Blue Marble Blog, 6/11/12)

Getting used to being in charge of the planet (By David Roberts,, 6/11/12)

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