Events & News December 20

Events of Interest to CSGA

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Dec 20, 8 AM - Washington

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Sea level rise to cause near-daily flooding in parts of Baltimore region by end of century, new report says - Capital Gazette

A new report from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science predicts sea levels around the state could rise by as little as 1 foot or as much as 7 feet by the end of the century — it all depends on how much carbon the world emits into the atmosphere.

Climate change report drives Maryland lawmakers to take action | Delmarva now.

Maryland General Assembly members are urging their colleagues now more than ever to pass a bill next session to increase the state's clean energy use.

Maryland taking steps aimed at addressing climate change - Capital Gazette

While the Trump administration’s report last month detailing the effects of rising global temperatures said Maryland had begun feeling the consequences of climate change, lawmakers and state agencies already are taking steps aimed at combating it.

Maryland, eight other states and D.C. agree to work to curb transportation emissions - Capital Gazette

A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia have announced an agreement to work to impose regional limits on carbon emissions from transportation sources.

Scott Martelle: Trump is still pushing for coal, even as it’s killing us - Capital Gazette

The Trump administration’s new rules to make it easier for coal-fired power plants to come on line is at once dangerous, and silly.

Countries breathe life into the Paris climate agreement | Climate Home News

At a summit in Katowice, Poland, nearly 200 governments agreed rules to put the historic pact into action, but failed to make strong push for faster emissions cuts

John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change. - The New York Times

If we fail, it won’t be just the president’s fault.

Study: 'No Scientific Basis' For Challenges To EPA Endangerment Finding | WBUR News

The study provides more proof that greenhouse gases are dangerous to human health.

Court quotes 'The Lorax' in ruling blocking permit for pipeline to cross national forests | TheHill

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., cited Dr. Seuss's famous book "The Lorax" in a Thursday ruling against a permit for a natural gas pipeline originally planned to run across the Appalachian Trail.

MVP Forced to Stop Work at Cove Hollow in Virginia | Frack Check WV

MVP Forced to Stop Work at Cove Hollow — Rubber Duckies Declare Victory

Coal ash excavation could cost Dominion ratepayers an extra $3.30 per month over 20 years |

The cost of excavating and partly recycling 27 million cubic yards of coal ash stored underground across the state of Virginia could end up costing the average household.

For insect impersonators, timing is everything | Anthropocene

When it comes to mimicry, climate change isn't a story of simple winners and losers. The relationships human actions are disrupting are complex and subtle.

Organic food worse for the climate? -- ScienceDaily

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required, a new study finds.

Companies' corporate disclosures underestimate climate change — Quartz

A new study finds that the private sector is overly optimistic about how much climate change will disrupt business.

United States should prepare to build a prototype fusion power plant, panel says | Science

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report calls for a 35% boost in funding for fusion research.

Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used It to Agitate for Change. - The New York Times

Workers at tech companies like Amazon are starting to use the stock grants that they were paid to turn the tables on their employers.

Americans want action on climate change. Republicans are the exception. | CNBC

Overall, 66 percent of Americans now say they've seen enough evidence to justify action on climate change, up from 51 percent two decades ago.

Murphy just made this move to fight climate change. And here’s how much it could cost you. |

New Jersey is rejoining a regional pact that Gov. Chris Christie pulled the state out of.

Climate change activists vow to step up protests around world | The Guardian

Campaigners say they will force governments to act after lack of progress at UN summit.

Meet the Activists Who Walked Over 900 Miles to the UN Climate Talks | Earther

Joanna Sustento lost her parents, oldest brother, sister-in-law, and 3-year-old nephew to Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. More than 6,000 others died, too. That storm was her first real taste of what climate change would look like for her people in the Philippines.

Defying war and catcalls, Syria's women hop on climate-friendly bikes | Thomson Reuters Foundation

I wasn't expecting the astonishment of bystanders and sexua harassment, says Sarah Zein, who is fighting social taboos and climate change together.