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Events & News - July 5


CSGA Events


CSGA Movie Night

Thursday, July 13, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House




Events of Interest to CSGA


Door Knocking in Denton / No Eastern Shore Pipeline

July 8, Noon - Denton


From the Ashes / Havre de Grace Green Team

July 11, 7 PM - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace


No New Fossil Fuels In Maryland / Chesapeake Climate Action Network

July 14, Noon - Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Annapolis


Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby

July 14, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Annapolis



News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


There are signs that Dominion may be backing down from siting a 24,000 hp gas compressor station in view of Mount Vernon.


The plastic foam ban is officially defeated after Anne Arundel County Council to take up a vote at its Monday meeting.


Gov. Larry Hogan's new pick to lead the Public Service Commission needs to support renewable energy.


A conversation with 16-year-old Jamie Margolin, who is leading the Zero Hour march.


Africa is sometimes better known for its vulnerability to climate change than its action on the problem – but a set of African cities intend to change that.


Countries face mounting challenges.


Gang violence and lack of jobs are reasons people head to the United States. But so is drought.


At the Storm King Art Center in New York, a group of artists has come together to showcase works that cover a growing, and often ignored, issue.


Scenes from the 2K-square-feet hot take in #ArtistAlleySI


They are global warming-themed to raise awareness about climate change on the first day of summer.


Terry Anderson writes that adapting to climate change is a more realistic outcome than expecting international treaties and government action to bring it to a halt.


In this old city’s booming Seaport District, General Electric is building its new world headquarters, Amazon is bringing in thousands of new workers, and Reebok’s red delta symbol sits atop the new office it opened last year. Three businesses are testing self-driving cars, other dynamic companies are planting their flag, and trendy restaurants and apartments have gone up virtually overnight.


As mayors flock from around the country into Boston on Thursday for a new international climate summit, Mayor Marty Walsh is using the opportunity to push for a new renewable energy initiative.


The state’s energy assistance programs are solving two challenges at once: help people save money on electricity bills while expanding renewable energy.


In a major upset on Tuesday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina democratic socialist from the Bronx, beat out the longtime US representative Joe Crowley in the New York primaries.


Gov. David Ige has signed into law a bill that requires an analysis of sea-level rise in environmental impact statements.


The young man believed he only had five years to live. “Not because he was sick,” said Kate Schapira, “not because anything was wrong with him, but because he believed that life on Earth would be impossible for humans.


“Climate change has all the hallmarks of an issue which is difficult for people to engage with psychologically,” says an environmental psychologist.


The proposed pipeline would run from Rainbow to Miramar.


Commissioners talked about which route for the $2.6 billion project might cause disruption.


They say FERC should no longer be “a rubber stamping agency” and instead dedicate itself to facilitating “a just transition off fossil fuels.”


The aide told a House panel she tried to get the EPA chief a “Luxury Plush Euro Pillow Top” mattress from the Trump International Hotel in Washington.


A carbon fee is the only way to slow and eventually halt the burning of fossil fuels.


This issue brief provides insight on how incorporating emissions target mechanism into a strong national carbon tax can help ensure the intended emission reductions are delivered. It is part of a series of WRI research devoted to designing a national carbon price in the United States.


Properties owned by the families of President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner rank among the biggest contributors to the city's carbon footprint.


Under a UN scheme agreed at a summit in Montreal yesterday, airlines will be able to declare fossil fuels they burn to be green 'alternative fuels'. The industry says this is the most sensible way to reduce emissions aviation, which could never be reliant on renewable energy.

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