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Week of November 4, 2013

News from Across the USM Campuses

Nov. 8th - ?Dr. Stephanie Pincetl,?Center for Sustainable Communities?Institute of the Environment and Sustainability?UCLA?- "Urban Nature, Second Nature.  Humans, Nature and the City." This Seminar will be held on Friday at 2:00pm in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the campus of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and 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.

Nov. 11th - "Food, Inc." - This film is sponsored by the Towson University Office of Sustainability as a part of the Towson University Sustainability Film Series, which featured recent critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important sustainability issue facing this generation. The film will be shown at 7pm in The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Building, Room 2110, on the Towson University campus.

From the ground up: FSU students, citizens plant trees - Saplings line Frost Avenue (The Cumberland Times-News, 10/31/13)

State of Maryland News

ICYMI: President Obama Appoints Governor O'Malley to Task Force on Climate Preparedness (The Office of Governor Martin O'Malley, Press Release, 11/1/13)

Governor O'Malley highlights efforts to strength the middle class, protect public health and the environment (The Office of Governor Martin O'Malley, Press Release, 10/31/13)

Baltimore Sun: Bay cleanup gets $9.2 million in grants - Projects funded to deal with farm, urban runoff, restore streams, wetlands (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun as reported by the Maryland Department of the Environment, 10/30/13)

National and International News

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration Can Cause Quakes (By Bobby Magill, Climate Central, 11/4/13)

Inside the "Electronic Omnivore": New Leaks Show NSA Spying on U.N., Climate Summit, Text Messaging (Reported by Any Goodman,, 11/4/13)

Los Angeles Water Supply May Not Be Enough In A Few Decades (By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 11/4/13)

Leaked Climate Change Report Predicts Violent, Poorer, Sicker Future (By Seth Borenstein, The Weather Channel, 11/2/13)

Gore & Blood: Growing 'Carbon Bubble' Threatens Earth and the Global Economy -

Powerful duo advise individuals and institutions to divest from world's dirtiest energy sources and put their money towards saving the planet (By Jon Queally,, 11/1/13)

Happy Europeans buying more bikes than cars: In 25 of 27 EU countries, bikes rule. And there's compelling evidence that pedaling increases the national happiness quotient. Americans? We don't cycle much, and we're not very happy. (By Jim Motavalli, Mother Nature Network, 10/31/13)

Officials Search For Plan As California Reservoirs Drop Below Half Capacity (By Ari Phillips, - Climate Progress Blog, 10/31/13)

It's Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit (By Eric Jaffee, The Atlantic Cities Blog, 10/31/13)

William Nordhaus: Smoking can teach us about climate change - A Yale economist explains why we need to put a price on carbon (By Lindsay Abrams,, 10/30/13)

M Street Bike Lane Delayed Again, This Time By Environmental Concerns (By Martin Di Caro, National Public Radio - WAMU, 10/30/13)

How You Pay Farmers to Watch Their Crop Shrivel Up and Die: The federal crop insurance program puts farmers in a real bind. And as climate change intensifies, it's only getting worse. (By Laird Townsend, Mother Jones - Environment, 10/30/13)

New city zoning plans tied to changes in climate (By David Abel, The Boston Globe, 10/30/13)

There's no way to make bottled water "environmentally responsible and sustainable": The bottled water industry says its product isn't very wasteful. Here's why it's wrong (By Lindsay Abrams,, 10/30/13)

Students Rise Up to Fight Climate Change with National Divestment Network:

'Divest Fossil Fuel Student Network' launches to leverage power of growing youth climate movement (By Dinah DeWald,, 10/30/13)

The countries most immediately at risk from climate change: Mapping the parts of the world that face serious threats over the next decade (By Lindsay Abrams,, 10/30/13)

Obama Heckled By Anti-Keystone Protesters (By Paige Lavender, The Huffington Post - Politics Blog, 10/30/13)

Britain Is Experimenting With a Glowing, Seemingly Self-Aware Bike Path (By John Metcalfe, The Atlantic Cities Blog, 10/30/13)

How climate change can make the wine shortage worse: Growing demand amid unstable temperatures is creating a deficit, a new report warns (By Lindsay Abrams,, 10/30/13)

The Climate Change Authority report doesn't tell us the half of it: The CCA says that carbon emissions must be cut by 25% to stop the planet warming by 2°C. That's still far less than the minimum necessary (By Tim Hollo, The [UK] Guardian, 10/30/13)

People Who Live Downwind Of Alberta's Oil And Tar Sands Operations Are Getting Blood Cancer (By Katie Valentine, - Climate Progress Blog, 10/28/13)



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