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The University of Maryland to Jointly Host Climate Action 2016 Summit in May, Will Convene Global Leaders to Shift Conversation from Commitment to Action

UMD will help lead multi-sector approach to catalyze a sustainable future

The University of Maryland announced a landmark event in the history of climate engagement with its co-hosting of Climate Action 2016: Catalyzing a Sustainable Future, a global summit to be held at the College Park campus and in downtown Washington, D.C., in May 2016. In the wake of the historic COP21 conference in Paris– where stakes have risen to new heights in an effort to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions – the University will jointly convene global, multi-sector leaders to facilitate a translation of commitment to implementation of applicable, actionable solutions.

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Lockheed Martin Recognized as One of World's Top Climate Change Management Corporations

Lockheed Martin has been recognized by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) as one of the world's top corporations for disclosing climate change impacts in its operations. 

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Lockheed Martin has scored in the 90th percentile for transparency in discussing its operations related to climate change. Lockheed Martin's 2015 Climate Change CDP Report scored 100/100 for disclosure and an "A-" ranking in emissions reductions performance. Furthermore, Lockheed Martin received a score of "B" in CDP's first public scoring methodology for "Management" in Water, outperforming its industry average and Water CDP average score of "B-".

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ARPA-E Projects Receive more than $1.25 Billion in Private Follow-on Funding for Transformational Energy Technologies

DOE Looks to Mission Innovation to Further Energy R&D as ARPA-E Technologies Continue to Demonstrate Technical and Commercial Impact

Building on President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that 45 projects from Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) have secured more than $1.25 billion in private sector follow-on funding, ARPA-E today announced the full list of projects that have received private sector investment at the seventh annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. 

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Sharing Solar Power: Closer to a Reality in Maryland

A lot of hard work went into winning legislative approval for the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Project and now, its backers say the job is to get residents and businesses signed up. A lot of hard work went into winning legislative approval for the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Project and now, its backers say the job is to get residents and businesses signed up.

The idea is to allow businesses to put up solar panels, and community members can buy shares of the power that's generated.

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Senate Committee OKs "DARK Act"

The Senate Agriculture Committee has given approval to what opponents call the DARK Act, or Deny Americans the Right to Know.The Senate Agriculture Committee has given approval to what opponents call the DARK Act, or Deny Americans the Right to Know.

It would block states from putting genetically modified food labeling laws into place, and would reverse strict GMO laws that some states already have passed. Claire DiMattina, executive director of Food Policy Action, said it sends the message that we don't have the right to know what we're eating.

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World Watching Maryland's Water Wheel

It's called Mr. Trash Wheel, and it is powered by waves and sunlight. It was invented by Clearwater Mills, and now the company is getting interest and even some work orders from outside the U.S. An innovative way to clean the Baltimore Harbor is getting a lot of attention.

It's called Mr. Trash Wheel, and it is powered by waves and sunlight. It was invented by Clearwater Mills, and now the company is getting interest and even some work orders from outside the U.S.

Adam Lindquist, Healthy Harbor Initiative manager at the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, says Rio de Janeiro wants to buy a machine to clean up ahead of the Summer Olympics, and cities in Bali have inquired about buying one as well.

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