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Events & News April 4

Updated: Apr 6, 2019

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House







Events of Interest to CSGA

Climate Tea & Talk / Elders Climate Action

Apr 9, 6 PM - Video conference

Growing Healthy Communities / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement

Apr 9, 6:30 PM - Langston Hughes Community Resource Center, Baltimore

National Day of Action vs Chase & Wells Fargo / Climate First!

Apr 10, 11:30 AM - 1700 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington

Local County Environmental Action / Take Action AAC

Apr 10, 7 PM - Edgewater Community Library, Edgewater

High Tide in Dorchester / Homewood Friends Meeting

Apr 12, 7 PM - Homewood Friends Meeting, Baltimore

Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Apr 13, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Briefing: Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Risk Upon Risk - Oil Change International

A new briefing shows the ACP is facing a triple threat of risk that combines to present serious obstacles for the project to reach completion.

State of the Climate in 2018 shows accelerating climate change impacts | World Meteorological Organization

The physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization. The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018, its 25th anniversary edition, highlights record sea level rise, as well as exceptionally high land and ocean temperatures over the past four years. This warming trend has lasted since the start of this century and is expected to continue.

Puerto Rico Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill. Will Natural Gas Imports Get in the Way? | InsideClimate News

When Hurricane Maria shattered Puerto Rico’s power grid in 2017, it set off the longest major blackout in U.S. history. The island territory’s political leaders faced a choice: rebuild the long-troubled centralized electric grid, which had been powered largely by imported diesel fuel and coal, or ditch the costly fuel imports and start over by building a more resilient grid powered by clean energy.

Ex-Maryland Gov O'Malley: States must reassert authority on clean energy policy | Utility Dive

The Generational Backlash to Europe’s Climate Activists | The New Republic

From Germany to the United States, some of the angriest reactions to demonstrators are from older citizens.

White Americans' Food Choices Are Contributing Disproportionately to Climate Change - Pacific Standard

A new study finds that more greenhouse gases are emitted producing the typical diet of a white American than that of a Hispanic or African American.

In small towns across the nation, the death of a coal plant leaves an unmistakable void - The Washington Post

Nearly half the nation’s coal plants have been shuttered in the past decade. That profound shift has moved the U.S. toward cleaner forms of energy but left some communities reeling.

21 Arrested at Danish Embassy Protesting Double Standard for Rockwool | DC Media Group

West Virginians appealed to the ambassador to hold Danish company Rockwool to Denmark's high health and safety standards when it operates abroad.

Trump Doubles Down on Keystone Oil Pipeline With New Permit - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump issued a new permit for TransCanada Corp.’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline Friday, circumventing a court ruling that blocked a previous authorization by his State Department.

Judge declares Trump's order to open Arctic and Atlantic waters to drilling was unlawful | TheHill

A federal judge on Friday ruled President Trump’s executive order seeking to revoke an Obama-era ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans was unlawful.

Zuzana Caputova Elected First Female President Of Slovakia : NPR

Slovakia elected anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova Saturday evening. The environmental activist turned politician has been hailed as the "Erin Brockovich of Slovakia."

In Middle East and North Africa, Environmentalism Is Espionage - The Atlantic

Environmental activists pushing for clean water, restrictions on poaching, and action on climate change have faced prison—or worse.

The latest Bay Barometer tells a cautionary success story about Bay restoration | Chesapeake Bay Program

The Chesapeake Bay Program's annual report includes climate change impacts for the first time.

‘Ryanair is the new coal’: airline enters EU’s top 10 emitters list | The Guardian

Irish firm joins nine coal plants on list, with carbon emissions up nearly 50% in last five years.

Progressive Groups Press Case for Bottled-Up Clean Energy Bill – Maryland Matters

More than 20 progressive and community groups hand-delivered a letter to every member of the House of Delegates Monday night, urging them to pressure House leaders to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act.

Tyndall to suffer work stoppage in May unless Congress grants additional funding for reconstruction | Air Force Times

Washington has been slow-rolling a supplemental appropriation for natural disaster recovery, so the Air Force has been moving money around to pay for reconstruction at Tyndall and now Offutt. But the money is running out.

How Climate Change Is Fuelling the U.S. Border Crisis | The New Yorker

Jonathan Blitzer writes that, in the western highlands of Guatemala, the question is no longer whether someone will leave but when. This story, with photographs by Mauricio Lima, was supported by the Pulitzer Center.

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