Saturday, December 20, 2014

Students Take Action in the Climate Battle

A group of University of Maryland students seem to have had enough of simply talking about climate change, and has decided to take action.

“Right here, right now, together” is the slogan for the group of students from Dr. Leszek Sibilski’s contemporary social problems class, who are mobilizing a campaign to fix the climate problem. The students recently put out a Youtube video to prove this group is more than just talk.

Directed by Maryland student, Yaqi Liu, the...

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The Council on the Environment to Host First Brown Bag Luncheon on April 11

 

What would you do with $500 million to start a new science project?

It is a tough question to answer indeed, however the National Academy of Sciences seems to have come up with a solution, and they’re sending one of their best to University of Maryland to talk about it.

On Thursday, April 11, Ms. Chris Elfring, former director of the Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate and chair of the new Gulf of Mexico Program, will be visiting the Adele H. Stamp student ...

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Meet Your Green Fund Fellowship Winners, Part One

Solving environmental issues takes more than just looking at the problems from one angle.

A proper solution takes interdisciplinary collaboration, which is exactly the idea behind ConE’s Green Fellowship. After a student competition this fall, the $10k award was given to two University of Maryland graduate students of separate disciplines who, in a collaborative effort, came up with the best proposed research idea.

Meet Joe Maher and Xiaopeng Song, your Green Fellowship...

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Hillary Out, Kerry In: What It Could Mean for the Climate Change Battle

 

Former Senator of Massachusetts, John Kerry, began his term as Secretary of State Monday, after finding bipartisan support as Obama’s nomination for the position earlier last week.

Kerry is known for his strong support of climate change legislation and has been at the forefront of climate talks since 1992. “Global climate change and energy security are two of the greatest challenges facing the United States today,” says Kerry on his website....

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Margaret Palmer named Ecological Society of America Fellow

The Ecological Society of America recently announced their 2012 fellows program selections. Among them was Executive Director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and UMD Entomology professor and Council on the Environment member, Margaret Palmer.

Palmer was not only elected as a Fellow this year, but she was also asked by the ESA to chair the selection committee for 2013.

According to the ESA, the program designates fellows as certain members who have made...

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Sir Robert Watson at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: "We screwed up the planet."

 

The American Geophysical Union held its 45th annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco last week, where more than 20,000 earth and space scientists, educators, students and other policy makers gathered to get an inside look on groundbreaking research in the geophysical field.

The fall meeting, which was held from Dec 3-7, featured some of the world’s most renowned environmental scientists. However, it was top British climate scientist, Sir Robert Watson, who gave the Union...

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