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
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?