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News Archive

Week of August 5, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Is Maryland Paying a Disproportionate Cost for Climate Change? (Reported by Sheilah Kast, NPR - WYPR - Maryland Morning, 7/30/13) [Interview with Dr. Donald F. Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science]

Farmers' Market at Maryland - The market is located in front of Cole Field House, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, and is open on Wednesdays from 11am - 3pm.

State of Maryland News

August 9th Deadline - K-12 Environmental Education Mini Grant - The Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program supports activities such as Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE), teacher professional development and programs to advance environmental literacy in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. (The Chesapeake Bay Trust)

How Maryland's New Climate Plan Could Actually Lower Energy Costs (By Jeff Spross, - ?Climate Progress Blog, 7/31/13)

National and International News

ELF Bike-Car Hybrid: Solar-Paneled Vehicle Is The Bike Of The Future? (VIDEO) (By Valerie Bonk, The Huffington Post - GreenBlog, 7/31/13)

A Nation On Fire: Climate Change And The Burning Of America (By Tom Kenworthy, - Climate Progress Blog, 7/31/13)

EPA chief: preventing climate change the opportunity of a lifetime - Gina McCarthy signals she is ready for political fight in optimistic first speech as head of US environmental agency (The Associated Press as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 7/30/13)

US Cities Under Water: New Study Shows Flooded Future - Climate Crisis Threaten to Flood Hundreds of Coastal Cities (By Common Dreams staff,, 7/30/13)

BP's Deepwater compensation fund running dry: Company raises estimate of compensation claims to $9.6bn in second quarter and ups overall provision for oil spill to $42.4bn (By Angela Monaghan, The [UK] Guardian, 7/30/13) 

Tar Sands Oil Has Been Leaking Into Alberta For 10 Weeks And No One Knows How To Stop It (By Katie Valentine and Ryan Koronowski, - Climate Progress Blog, 7/29/13)

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