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Events & News August 30

CSGA Events

CSGA Movie Night

With Anne Arundel Sierra Club

HIGH TIDE in Dorchester

Friday, September 7, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Aug 30, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Talking Trash: Mr. Trash Wheel - Cleaning up Marine Debris Before in Reaches the Sea / Cafe Scientific

Aug 30, 6:15 PM - 49 West, Annapolis

Racism Threatening AACo Public Transportation / SURJ Annapolis

Sep 1, 3 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Sep 5, 7 PM - 145 Gorman St, Annapolis

Community Solar - A New Way to Support Clean Energy / Greenbelt Climate Action

Sep 5, 7 PM - Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt

Global Day of Action - RISE FOR CLIMATE September 8

Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement

Sep 8, Noon - Baltimore War Memorial, Baltimore

Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Sep 8, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

Reinventing Power / Southern Maryland Group Sierra Club

Sep 8, 1 PM - Lexington Park Library, Lexington Park

HoCo Rise 4 Climate / HoCo Climate Action

Sep 8, 2 PM - Clarksville Commons, Clarksville

Reinventing Power / Southern Maryland Group Sierra Club

Sep 8, 2 PM - Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

Annapolis Electric Vehicle Showcase / Annapolis Green

Sep 9, 11 AM - Maryland Ave, Annapolis

Rise for Climate! / 350 MoCo

Sep 9, 2 PM - Rockville Town Square, Rockville

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Online tool helps Northeast states coordinate EV charging network | Energy News Network

A new online tool aims to help states coordinate the buildout of fast-charging electric vehicle stations on highways throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change | The Times-Picayune

Last month, Texas fast-tracked an initial $3.9 billion for three separate, smaller storm barrier projects that would specifically protect oil facilities.

Nearly 10 percent of Texans displaced by Harvey still haven't gone home, survey says |

Meanwhile, 15 percent of homes damaged or destroyed by the storm are still unlivable. Yet FEMA and Texas officials aren't keeping track of how many people remain displaced one year later.

What Happened in the Dark: Puerto Rico's Fight for Power | WIRED

More Americans rely on Puerto Rico's grid than on any other public electric utility. How one renegade plant worker led them through the shadows.

State approves $380,000 for shoreline projects in West River, Deale and Franklin Point - Capital Gazette

The state Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved $380,000 in grants to design shoreline restoration projects in Anne Arundel.

Ambitious Ellicott City flood prevention plan would tear down 19 buildings in historic downtown - Howard County Times

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and County Councilman Jon Weinstein announced a “master five-year plan,” to mitigate future flooding in Ellicott City at the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum Plaza located on Main Street Thursday morning.

Ellicott City: Must we destroy this village in order to save it? - Baltimore Sun

Radical action is needed to protect Ellicott City from flooding, but we need a lot more deliberation before we know that County Executive Allan Kittleman's demolition plan is the right one.

Climate Signals | Ellicott City Floods May 2018

Impact of Climate Change on Ellicott City Floods May 2018

Instead of adapting to climate change, let's prevent it - Baltimore Sun

A carbon tax would go a long way to preventing the kind of flooding and other harmful effects of climate change that are already hitting us.

Harris County voters pass $2.5 billion flood bond one year after Harvey - Houston Chronicle

The approved bond allows the Harris County Flood Control District to build at least 230 projects over the next 10 to 15 years. It is also key to accessing more than $2 billion in matching federal dollars.

Judge accepts Iron Eyes' plea deal |

Surrogate Judge Lee Christofferson has accepted a plea agreement between Morton County prosecutors and Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent figure charged from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

3 'Mama Bears' busted during pipeline rally in Delco |

The Battle of Mariner East 2 continues to heat up. Three “Mama Bears” - local moms who fiercely oppose Sunoco’s pipeline plan - were arrested.

Editorial: On pipelines, Northam finds middle ground hard to hold |

THE YEARS-LONG tussle over two natural gas pipelines under development in Virginia took its latest turn on Tuesday when the State Water Control Board voted 4-3 against a motion to modify or revoke a critical permit allowing construction to continue.

In Virginia, governor and appointees at odds over gas pipelines - The Washington Post

Environmental council has no power over projects but says Northam should rescind permits for two pipelines.

Wind Technologies Market Report | Electricity Markets and Policy Group

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Wind Technologies Market Report provides an annual overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market.

As Climate Scientists Speak Out, Sexist Attacks Are on the Rise - Scientific American

Female researchers have faced everything from personal insults to death and rape threats.

Fifth-generation coal miner to Trump: ‘Coal mining isn’t coming back’ | TheHill

A fifth-generation coal miner is telling President Trump that “coal mining isn’t coming back.”

When Trump tries to bring back coal, these communities pay the price | Grist

The real cost of Trump’s efforts to revive coal? Public health.

Courage and bolt-cutters: Meet the next generation of climate activists | Grist

My generation is radically remaking climate activism. Will it be enough?

Town Hall At Vizcaya Focuses On Climate Gentrification In South Florida | WLRN

Extreme storms and sea level rise are leading real estate investors to look at communities with higher elevation, like Little Haiti.

UN: In Battles Over Land Rights, Activists Branded as Criminals | VOA

Indigenous leaders and campaigners fighting to protect land from development are being stymied and silenced by rising militarization, national security acts and anti-terrorism laws, according to a report.

Climate change will make hundreds of millions more people nutrient deficient | Science | The Guardian

Crops grown in a high CO2 atmosphere are less nutritious, containing less protein, zinc and iron.

Extreme Heat Is Killing Farm Workers. The Government Doesn’t Have a Plan to Protect Them. | NexusMedia

Farm workers are working around the clock and throughout the year in conditions that most of us would not accept.

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