Events & News - Nov 13













Upcoming CSGA Events


Thursday, November 16, 7-10 PM

World Climate Change Negotiations Game






Saturday, November 18, 1:30-3:30 PM

Climate Change Speakers Series

Healthy Soils:

Implementing the Maryland Healthy Soils Program



Upcoming Events of Interest to CSGA


Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Nov 13, 12 Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis


Women's Environmental Justice Salon / Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Nov 13, 5:30 PM - We Act Radio, Washington


Your Voice, Your Earth Take Action! / Pearlstone Center Sustainability Coalition

Nov 13, 6 PM - Van Gogh Cafe, Baltimore


Annapolis Legislative Preview / Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Nov 13, 6 PM - Maryland AIA Office Gallery, Annapolis


International Fossil Fuel Finance / OilChange International

Nov 14, 5 PM - Webinar


Green Drinks / Annapolis Green

Nov 14, 5:30 PM - Light House Bistro, Annapolis


Special Exception Hearing for Dominion Compressor Station /

Charles County Board of Appeals

Nov 14, 7 PM - Charles County Government Building, La Plata


A Plastic Ocean / Interfaith Power and Light

Nov 14, 7 PM - The Senator Theatre, Baltimore


Administrative Meeting / Maryland Public Service Commission

Nov 15, 10 AM - William Donald Schaefer Tower, Baltimore


Mitigation Working Group / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Nov 17, 9:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


The Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus / Earth Forum of Howard County

Nov 19, 2 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia


News, Information and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Mapped: How the US generates electricity | Carbon Brief

For the first time Carbon Brief has plotted the United States' power stations in an interactive map to show how and where the US generates electricity.


Big Oil's $1 billion climate fund picks investments, eyes new members / Reuters


Annapolis flooding - Capital Gazette

Dock Street in Annapolis is closed after water floods the entire street. The flooding is being attributed to "coastal flooding."


Baltimore council members propose ban on new crude oil facilities - Baltimore Sun

Two members of the Baltimore City Council want to ban crude oil terminals from the city as part of an effort to limit the number of oil trains traveling through the area.


Water Works: Annapolis, private groups prep for floods - Capital Gazette

This week's Keeping History Above Water conference is the culmination of ongoing efforts to prepare Annapolis for future flooding.


Do Energy Industry Activities Threaten Dams? BC Hydro Now Says Yes | The Tyee

Oil and gas tribunal decision upholds shutdown of waste water disposal due to earthquake risk to Peace Canyon Dam.


The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters | The Guardian

Halting dangerous global warming requires putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation.


How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space to better understand — and deal with — climate change – LA Times

Fires, drought and warmer temperatures were to blame for excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the 2015-2016 El Niño, scientists with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 say.


Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town / The Center for Public Integrity

A small Pennsylvania borough is in an uproar over a large power plant, one of many gas-fired projects underway in the state.


How well have the models projected global warming? » Yale Climate Connections

Scientists have been making projections of future global warming using climate models of increasing complexity for the past four decades.


GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades.


After BP leak report, state calls for review of all North Slope wells / Alaska Public Media

The emergency order comes after BP blamed an April oil and gas spill on a piece of a flawed well design and melting permafrost.

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change - The Atlantic

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?