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