Events & News - July 19


CSGA Events


Pipelines in Communities

Climate Steward Speakers Series

Thursday, July 26, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House


Events of Interest to CSGA


Youth Climate Art Festival / This is Zero Hour

July 20, 4 PM - Dupont Circle, Washington


Youth Climate March / This Is Zero Hour

July 21, 10:30 AM - National Mall, Washington


Community Meeting / No Eastern Shore Pipeline

July 23, 6:30 PM - Caroline County Public Library, Denton


Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First

July 27, 11:30 AM - Washington


Transit, Housing & Health Town Hall / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement

July 28, 11 AM - The Real News Network, Baltimore


Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First

July 28, 11 AM - Washington


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


My baby can’t sleep from the heat, why aren't we talking about climate change? | Climate Home News

As heatwaves hit northern countries, there has been a deeply worrying silence about the likely key driver, says Climate Outreach's Jamie Clarke


Poll: Record number of Americans believe in man-made climate change | TheHill

A record number of Americans believe that global warming is real and that humans are at least partially responsible, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.


In Farm Country, Grappling With the Taboo of Talking about Climate Change | Civil Eats

Despite the heated political rhetoric on both sides of the issue, the realities of the changing climate are driving farmers of all stripes to take action.  


Exxon Mobil leaves conservative group ALEC after climate change dispute | Washington Examiner

Exxon Mobil is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a conservative nonprofit group that gets funding from fossil fuel companies.


Climate Signals | Western Wildfire Season 2018

Impact of Climate Change on Western Wildfire Season 2018


Tangier, the Sinking Island in the Chesapeake | The New Yorker

Carolyn Kormann reports from Tangier, Virginia, an island in the Chesapeake Bay, which may soon disappear due to a combination of storm-driven erosion and sea-level rise.


At least 85 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan - The Washington Post

Millions of people have been urged to evacuate their homes amid flooding and landslides.


‘It kept rising and rising’: Flooding forces partial closure of George Washington Parkway during evening rush - The Washington Post

Video posted to social media showed a torrent of water falling on escalators at Capitol South station.


When the ground opened: Horizontal landslides empty Kenyan villages | The Star, Kenya

The heavy rain that pounded Kenya earlier this year brought more than just flooding to the village of Gitugu: it has torn apart the very ground beneath people's homes and fields, making the village unliveable. Mary Muthoni, who was forced to abandon her home, said she had seen nothing like it in her 65 years. "You wake up in the morning only to find that part of your land has literally moved to a neighbour's homestead," she said.


Landslide caused West Virginia pipeline explosion, TransCanada reports | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Columbia Gas Transmission has told federal pipeline regulators that a landslide was the apparent cause of the rupture and explosion of a new natural gas pipeline.


How Air Pollution Causes Diabetes - The Atlantic

A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.


Chantal Bilodeau Brings Climate Change to the Theater - Pacific Standard

Through a cycle of eight plays, Canadian playwright Chantal Bilodeau explores the inner lives of the Arctic's inhabitants during a time of dramatic change.


US artist 'floods' Times Square to bring climate change to bring climate change to life | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Using smartphones, visitors could see 3-D holograms of ships and marine life floating above them in the flooded square in an augmented reality display


California slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early - SFChronicle.com

In a major win for California’s fight against global warming, the state appears to have hit its first target for cutting greenhouse gases — and it reached the goal early. Data released Wednesday by the California Air Resources Board show that the state’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.7 percent in 2016 — the latest year available — to 429.4 million metric tons. That’s slightly below the 431 million metric tons the state produced in 1990. And California law requires that the state’s emissions, which peaked in 2004, return to 1990 levels by 2020. Since the peak, emissions have dropped 13 percent.


Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels | The Guardian

Bill passed by parliament means more than €300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold ‘as soon as practicable’.


Mothers and Kids Hold ‘Play-In’ Against Climate Change (VIDEO) | NexusMedia

Hundreds of protestors, mostly mothers and their children, took to Capitol Hill Wednesday to call on lawmakers to address air pollution and climate change.


How young activists hope to make climate change a political priority | StateImpact Pennsylvania

Young activists are organizing rallies on climate change throughout the county. The organizers in Pittsburgh want to mobilize people their own age who are passionate about the environment to turn out at the polls.

About 10 people protest gas pipeline in Chesapeake | pilotonline.com

Protesters arrived early at the site of a gas pipeline project in Chesapeake. The plan? To disrupt the workday.


More complaints against pipeline as construction continues | WSLS

DEQ has approved more Mountain Valley Pipeline work sites.


Pipeline explosion in West Virginia cited by opponents of Mountain Valley Pipeline | roanoke.com

An explosion of a natural gas pipeline in West Virginia was triggered by the same conditions — steep slopes prone to landslides — that exist along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.


Desperate for answers, suburban groups bankroll two-county study of Sunoco pipeline - Philly

The study, being handled by Quest Consultants, is expected to be completed by summer's end.


Natural gas production releases more methane than estimated: Why that matters | GreenBiz

A leak rate of more than 3 percent would erase the climate benefits of replacing coal-fired power plants.


A ‘Just Transition’ from coal: Stepping up efforts in a difficult battle | Energy News Network