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Events & News - July 5

CSGA Events

CSGA Movie Night

Reinventing Power

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

Mount Vernon in Talks with Dominion to Move Charles Compressor Station | DC Media Group

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

No veto override for plastic foam ban bill - Capital Gazette

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

New PSC head must prioritize clean energy - Baltimore Sun

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

Zero Hour: Inside the Youth Climate March - Pacific Standard

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

African cities pledge to cut climate emissions to zero by 2050 | Reuters

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.

Conflict, climate change choke efforts to cure poverty, inequality - UN | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Countries face mounting challenges.

A Warming World Creates Desperate People - The New York Times

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

Artists on climate change: the exhibition tackling a global crisis | The Guardian

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 massive climate change mural unveiling at Richmond Hood Co. |

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

Meteorologists wear tie on summer solstice to raise climate change awareness - The Washington Post

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

Sea level rise is pushing coastal property owners to move to higher ground (opinion) - CNN

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 Boston’s booming Seaport, the namesake is also the threat - The Washington Post

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.

Hey Mayors, Boston Wants YOU to Join Its Renewable Energy Plan | Governing

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.

Solar Is Saving Low-Income Households Money in Colorado. It Could Be a National Model. | InsideClimate News

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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” could make the US a climate change leader — Quartz

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.

Ige signs bill requiring study of sea-level rise before building | Maui News

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

Uncovering the Mental Health Crisis of Climate Change | Nexus Media

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.

How our brains process scary climate change news | PRI

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

CPUC rejects $639 million SDG&E pipeline project - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The proposed pipeline would run from Rainbow to Miramar.

Possibility of civil unrest hangs over regulatory hearings on controversial Enbridge pipeline proposal -

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

Blockade by Pipeline Opponents Disrupts Work Day at FERC | DC Media Group

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

Scott Pruitt had aide do various personal tasks, including hunt for a used Trump hotel mattress - The Washington Post

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.

Thirty years later, what needs to change in our approach to climate change - The Boston Globe

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

Achieving U.S. Emissions Targets with a Carbon Tax | World Resources Institute

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.

2 Percent Of New York City’s Buildings Emit Half Its CO2 Pollution. They’re Luxury Towers. | HuffPost

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

Airlines Welcome New Aviation Emissions Regime, But Environmentalists Cry Foul | Forbes

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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