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Week of January 21, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Jan. 29th - "Sustainability and the College Park Campus" presented by VP Robert Specter, UM Vice President for Administrative Affairs, and Scott Lupin, Director, UM Sustainability Office. This event is co-sponsored by the University Office of Sustainability, and ARCH 289i: Sustainability and the University of Maryland, Ralph Bennett, Professor (Emeritus), Instructor. The talk will be held at The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's auditorium at 4:30pm.

Jan. 30th - Dr. Cindy Palinkas, HPL, "Sediment dynamics in Chesapeake Bay intertidal and fluvial-estuarine environments." This lecture is a part of the Spring CBL Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series - 2013 at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. Seminar will be held on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., BFL 1101. 1-16-13: Bottle Deposit Law Debated in Maryland (Reported by Tom Pelton, NPY/WYPR - The Environment in Focus, 1/16/12)

State of Maryland News

Lisa Jackson calls Bay cleanup role "one of prouder moments": Though challenges remain, departing EPA chief says Chesapeake improving under Obama leadership (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 1/19/13)

Report finds Bay contaminants widespread, severe in spots: Environmental, health advocates call for legislative action (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 1/18/13)

Design contest promotes "green" row home: "Carbon challenge" offers prizes for using more wood in classic Baltimore dwelling (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 1/15/13)

National and International News

Obama inaugurates renewed energy on climate change: That the president put climate change so high on his second-term agenda surprised many. But action must follow words (By Sarah van Gelder, The [UK] Guardian, 1/21/13)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage (By Richard W. Stevenson and John M. Broder, The New York Times, 1/21/13)

House Science Chair's First Action Is To Hold A Climate Change Denier Hearing (By Rebecca Leber, - Climate Progress Blog, 1/18/13)

New water lows for Great Lakes could drain local economies (By Mike Pearson, CNN - U.S., 1/17/13)

Study Finds Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest (NASA - Feature, 1/17/13)

NASA Satellite Images Reveal Dramatic Increase in Air Pollution Over China (By Allison Winter, Environmental News Network, 1/16/13)a

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