Event & News September 6

CSGA Events

CSGA Movie Night

With Anne Arundel Sierra Club

HIGH TIDE in Dorchester

Friday, September 7, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

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

Waterlife / Havre de Grace Green Team

Sep 12, 7 PM - The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace

Days of Action v Wells Fargo / Climate First!

Sep 14, 11:30 AM - Washington

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Scientists Predict More Heatstroke In Years Ahead : NPR

The spread of air conditioning may have kept some people from dying in this summer's extreme heat. But studies project more heat-related illnesses as the climate warms.

There have been 25 heat-related deaths in Maryland this year — five times higher than 2017 - Capital Gazette

Twenty-five people have died from heat-related deaths this year, the deadliest season in at least the last five years.

New progressive candidates aren’t afraid to talk about the intersections of climate and injustice – ThinkProgress

New faces like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Summer Lee aren't afraid to talk about environmental justice.

12 Artists On: Climate Change - The New York Times

A dozen artistic responses to one of the greatest threats of our time.

An Underwater Sculpture in the Maldives Is the Perfect Monument to Climate Change | Earther

The Maldives are the lowest lying nation in the world. The highest point is just eight feet above sea level, meaning the country’s culture and fate are intimately tied to the vast ocean surrounding it.

Wilde Lake Middle School Achieves Net-Zero Status | Columbia, MD Patch

The middle school in Columbia has produced as much energy as it has used in the past year, and a national organization took note.

South Portland’s Tar Sands Ban Upheld in a 'David vs. Goliath' Pipeline Battle | InsideClimate News

A federal judge has ruled that the coastal city of South Portland, Maine, did not violate the U.S. Constitution when it passed an ordinance that blocked a local pipeline company from bringing tar sands oil through its port.

Natural Gas Industry Again Beats a Tiny West Virginia County — ProPublica

A federal judge ruled that Fayette County must allow a natural gas compressor station, saying the federal Natural Gas Act takes precedence over local zoning.

FERC looks to speed up a dozen natural gas export approvals | Washington Examiner

The nation's top energy regulator on Friday moved to expedite approvals for 12 natural gas export terminals, which are a key component of Trump's energy dominance and trade agenda.

Indigenous Activists Score Major Victory in Trans Mountain Pipeline Battle | Earther

The Canadian government has been on a mission to make the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project a reality. A federal appeals court, however, has now put a stop to that.

FirstEnergy to close Bruce Mansfield, state’s largest coal-fired power plant | StateImpact Pennsylvania

The company says there is still time for a federal bailout to save its struggling coal plants.

Why West Virginia Metros Are the Nation’s Most Troubled Labor Markets - WSJ

Nine years into the economic expansion, metros across the nation are posting double-digit job growth. But West Virginia cities have yet to share in these gains.

Are Local Climate Efforts Enough? | EcoWatch

After Trump announced he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris agreement, more than 1,000 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses and universities pledged to make greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Now, a study by Data-Driven Yale has found that local commitments are important, but not enough to compensate for lack of action at the national level.

Bundled comments back clean car rollback. Sender unknown -- www.eenews.net

A shadowy mass comment campaign has emerged to support President Trump's proposed rollback of Obama-era clean car standards.

The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground - The New York Times

Fueled by debt and years of easy credit, America’s energy boom is on shaky footing.

This Community Is Advocating for Air Quality—With Science | WIRED

With the help of local scientists, the unincorporated community of Brandywine plans to collect its own air quality data to test the impacts of new power plants.

The Swedish 15-year-old who's cutting class to fight the climate crisis | The Guardian

Following Sweden’s hottest summer ever, Greta Thunberg decided to go on school strike at the parliament to get politicians to act.

One secret to building affordable nuclear: stick with tried-and-true designs - MIT Technology Review

But first we need to convince companies to build nuclear plants at all.