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Events of Interest to CSGA


Nov 24-25 - Wells Fargo Bank branches in the Mid-Atlantic


State Carbon Pricing and Local Investment / Climate Action Business Association

Nov 29, 10 AM - Webinar


Nov 30, 1:15 PM - Webinar


Plan 2040: Updating the General Development Plan / Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning

Nov 30, 6 PM - Old Mill Senior High School, Millersville

Dec 3, 10 AM - UMBC Engineering Building, Baltimore


News and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Virginia has taken a first step toward joining the East Coast's regional carbon-trading market, a move that would drive down the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and help reshape the power sector in the traditional coal state.



An artist has painted a unique mural on a Venetian building that aims to encourage discussion related to climate change and the threat of rising sea levels.


A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gasses, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.


The UN negotiations in Bonn lay the groundwork for implementing the landmark Paris deal, but tough decisions lay ahead.



New Zealand announced it will create a new refugee visa for Pacific Islanders displaced by rising seas. The nation says it is preparing for the possibility of a larger evacuation of island residents in the future as a result of ongoing climate change.


The Salk Institute in La Jolla is launching a scientific initiative to develop new types of crops that can help fight climate change.


Germany recently launched the first boat in the world to be fueled by carbon captured from air.


Dana Nuccitelli: After months of intense hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, a survey finds a record number of Americans worried about climate change.


The city’s historic preservation chief, Lisa Craig, was, in effect, one of the mayor-elect’s opponents in recent legal haggling over the city’s historic preservation rules. So it’s not surprising Craig evidently decided she has no future in a Gavin Buckley administration.




What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful public health campaigns against smoking.


How can you beat climate change with only half the world's population? Gender was among the main side-topics at the UN climate summit in Bonn. DW spoke to women who intend to be part of the solution to climate change.


A growing coalition of states, cities, and organizations is pushing ahead to meet emissions reductions targets, even as the Trump administration walks away from global warming efforts.


| Mashable

The first flight above the Delaware-sized Antarctic iceberg produced some amazing images.


Pacific Island nations are highly dependent on fisheries as a food source.



The State Department is reviewing its cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in light of Nebraska regulators’ decision to approve an alternate route through the state.


Following a season of hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes around the world, customers and governments are facing rising insurance rates. Experts suggest that insurance companies should re-evaluate their repricing strategies as disasters become more common.


"We need you to take a stand no matter what land you live or work on. The struggle to save Mother Earth begins with you."



Plants long entombed beneath Canadian ice are now emerging, telling a story of warming unprecedented in the history of human civilization.


“The global challenges we’re facing are signs of bad design,” says Daan Roosegaarde. “We’re badly designing planet Earth. We’re saying, let’s design our way out of it.”


The German behemoth joins other large industrial corporations facing a painful transition as renewables take over more of the market.


The Trump administration's move is part of a broad effort to downplay the impacts of climate change.




Homeowners in high-risk flood areas exhibit both rational and biased optimism about flood risks. Understanding how these outlooks factor into flood insurance take-up rates can help determine the best policy options for increasing coverage.


Costa Rica has charted another clean energy accolade this year—with six weeks to go—by running 300 days of 100 percent power from renewable energy sources.


Divestment would align nicely with the company's professed commitment to environmental stewardship.



Maryland needs to join the group of states that says that they will stand with the nearly 200 countries that have signed the Paris accord, even if the current president will not.


A proposal to allow drilling in a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is unpopular in several key House districts Republicans are looking to defend next year, according to a poll released Wednesday.


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