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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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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