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Events & News April 25

Events of Interest to CSGA

Deep Ocean Exploration / Cafe Scientifique

Apr 25, 6:15 PM - 49 West, Annapolis

Scientific Symposium on Air Quality and Health / Rural Agricultural Defenders

Apr 27, 9 AM - Clarion Inn, Harpers Ferry

A Decade of Listening, Learning and Acting! / Earth Forum of Howard County

Apr 28, 2 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia

Paris to Pittsburgh / UMD Global Sustainability Initiative

Apr 30, 6 PM - Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

May 1, 7 PM - 145 Gorman Street, Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That. - The New York Times

To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Advancing inclusion through clean energy jobs | Brookings

Beyond its environmental benefits, the clean energy economy transition will bring higher paying job opportunities with less barriers for workers to access.

Climate Protests Disrupt London For 3rd Day : NPR

Activists occupied four of London's landmarks and thoroughfares and, on Wednesday, targeted the city's rail service. The organizers want a zero-carbon Britain by 2025.

Extinction Rebellion protests climate change inaction around the world - CNN

They glued themselves to trains. They blocked major landmarks. They pretended to be dead outside city hall.

For Earth Day, 24 magazine covers about climate change - Washington Post

A different way to read — and think — about the peril facing Earth.

Colorado governor signs major overhaul of oil and gas rules - ABC News

It’s official: Chicago will go 100% renewable – pv magazine USA

The City Council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to transition the entire city’s electricity supply to renewable energy by 2035, which makes Chicago the largest U.S. city to set a 100% renewable energy commitment.

Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land - The New York Times

The Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands, a court found.

State air board recommends joining regional carbon reduction group |

The meeting was the first for two members who were appointed to the board under controversial circumstances by Northam last year.

This Artist Transforms Ocean Plastics Into Stunning Sculptures | HuffPost

They'll make you rethink the things you throw away.

Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver? | Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago

Pennsylvania EQB Accepts Cap-and-Trade Petition | ClimateXChange

Pennsylvania EQB voted 14-5 in favor of accepting a rulemaking petition to create a cap-and-trade program that will reduce emissions in the state.

Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country - The Daily Climate

Kids breathe about four times as much air as an adults, so they have proportionately more of these chemicals in their bodies.

Enviro Protesters Scale FERC HQ as Agency OKs More LNG | RTO Insider

Protesters climbed a large ladder and took up residence on the three-story awning over the main entrance of FERC headquarters, as the commission approved two more LNG export projects.

Scientists and environmental leaders call for “global deal for nature” to protect half the world’s lands and seas | University of Minnesota - CFANS

Nations must commit to protect half of the Earth to avoid massive biodiversity loss and the worst effects of dangerous climate change, according to a new scientific paper entitled A Global Deal for Nature: Guiding Principles, Milestones, and Targets.

Climate change has worsened global economic inequality | Stanford

The gap between the economic output of the world’s richest and poorest countries is 25 percent larger today than it would have been without global warming, according to new research from Stanford University.

Dem senators launch Environmental Justice Caucus | TheHill

A trio of Democratic senators on Monday announced the creation of the Environmental Justice Caucus in the Senate.

Washington state passes 100 percent clean electricity legislation | KIRO-TV

The Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5116 on Monday – a bill that will eliminate coal power by 2025 and transition the state to 100 percent clean and renewable electricity.

Two more key climate-change bills pass in Olympia, head to Inslee’s desk | The Seattle Times

Gov. Jay Inslee appears to have at least four key climate-change bills headed to his desk. One vaults Washington to the forefront of state-level efforts to develop cleaner energy sources.

Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy | Lancaster University

Information relating to Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy.

Climate change, global warming: Grandparents trying to save Earth | USA Today

A growing number of people over 60 are turning to activism to save the planet for future generations.

The World Lost a Belgium-sized Area of Primary Rainforests Last Year | Global Forest Watch Blog

The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the third-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium.

How Climate Activists Can Communicate Better, According to Yale's Anthony Leiserowitz - Pacific Standard

The director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication offers tips for getting more people on board with climate action.

Flower Branch Apartment Explosion ‘Could Have Been Avoided’: NTSB Chairman | DC Media Group

Nearly three years after an explosion destroyed the Flower Branch apartments and killed seven people, the NTSB finally released official findings on the cause of the disaster.

Trump officials halt plans to expand offshore drilling | TheHill

The Trump administration is hitting pause on its ambitious and controversial plans to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic.

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