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Week of October 15, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Oct. 19th - "Landscape Performance: Measuring Benefits of Designed Communities" will be presented by Dr. Christopher D. Ellis, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, College Park. This seminar will be held on Friday at 2pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the campus of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visitor parking passes for the TRC lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC 102/105 on the UMBC campus, shortly before seminar.

Acting Secretary of Commerce Blank, Sen. Mikulski to celebrate opening of NOAA's new weather and climate prediction center: Media invited to ribbon-cutting and facility tour on Univ. of Maryland College Park grounds (NOAA Advisory, 10/11/12)

Horn Point produces record oysters (, 10/10/12)

State of Maryland News

Large harbor floating wetland project stirs debate: Marina owner's proposal to develop 1.6-acre marsh draws support, objections (By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 10/14/12)

New technology provides power from poultry litter: Recovery system heating chicken houses at Grant County farm (By Matt Fleming, Capital News Service, 10/14/12)

Coal ash decision stymied in election year (By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post - Health and Science, 10/14/12)

Plan would add 51 miles of pathways in Columbia (By Luke Lavoie, The Baltimore Sun, 10/10/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

The Future of Mapping Carbon Emissions, with Pinpoint Precision (By Eric Jaffee, The Atlantic Cities Blog, 10/15/12)

Tea Party Activists Fight Agenda 21, Seeing Threatening U.N. Plot (By Reuters as reported by The Huffington Post  - Politics Blog, 10/15/12)

We Won't Get More Women on Bikes Until We Have Environments That Cater to Them (By Alex Baca, The Atlantic Cities Blog, 10/15/12)

UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013 • Global grain reserves hit critically low levels • Extreme weather means climate 'is no longer reliable' • Rising food prices threaten disaster and unrest (By John Vidal, The [UK] Guardian - The Observer, 10/13/12)

Why Aren't Politicians Listening to This Guy on Climate? Joe Romm says global warming is proven to be a winning campaign issue. (By Chris Mooney,, 10/13/12)

Report: EPA Can't Keep Pace With Fracking Surge: Government Accountability Office finds regulators hampered by loopholes and lack of data (By Common Dreams staff, 10/10/12)

Climate Campaigner Tim DeChristopher Released From Prison Statement calls for "genuine justice" in court system (By Common Dreams staff,, 10/9/12)

British Energy And Climate Minister Calls For Raising European CO2 Reduction Target To 30 Percent (By Stephen Lacey, - Climate Progress, 10/9/12)

Arctic Methane Leak Research Looks For Signs Of Accelerating Climate Change (By Michael D. Lemonick, Climate Central as reported by Huffington Post - Green Blog, 10/8/12)

Putting A Human Face On Climate: How Do We Inspire Action? (By David Minkow, Climate Access as reported by, 10/8/12)

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