Events & News November 15

CSGA Events


Climate Stewards Movie Night

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 PM

Creating Healthy Soils - Overcoming the Damage of Roundup

Climate Change Speakers Series

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Saturday, November 17, 2 PM

Events of Interest to CSGA

Meeting / Maryland Commision on Climate Change

Nov 15, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Wild and Scienic Film Festival / ShoreRivers

Nov 16, 5 PM - Avalon Theatre, Easton

Racing to Zero / Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Nov 16, 6:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda

Rally to Tell NPS: No Potomac Pipeline! / CCAN

Nov 19, 10 AM - C&O Canal National Historic Park Office, Hagerstown

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Climate change will make America much warmer by 2050. See how these US cities will change. | Vox

How summer high and winter low temperatures and precipitation will shift in the next 30 years.

Maryland could see smaller, and fewer, oysters this year. You can blame all that rain. - Capital Gazette

A near-record amount of rainfall this year could crimp the supply of oysters this shucking season, and concerns for the mollusk population go well beyond this winter. More intense storms expected as climate changes could threaten oysters dependent on salt water.

Climate change was behind this summer’s extreme weather - The Washington Post

We have developed sophisticated tools to diagnose the impact global warming is having on extreme weather events.

Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating | The Guardian

Daryl Osby says fire in north of state has taken resources which would usually be used to help deadly blaze in his area.

Jerry Brown: Climate change driving Camp Fire, CA wildfires | The Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown at a Camp Fire press conference said climate change threatens “our way of life.” He spoke after a President Donald Trump tweet seemed to blame California for wildfires that wiped out parts of Santa Rosa, Redding and Paradise.

Indigenous poets read urgent climate message on a melting glacier | Grist

Watch this stark but beautiful film set on an ice sheet.

Judge Blocks Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in Setback for Trump - The New York Times

The Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change, the court found.

Virginia has a pipeline problem - The Washington Post

Dominion will reap the profits, but Virginians will shoulder the cost and risk.

Regulators delay voting on Atlantic Coast Pipeline because of historic African American community - The Washington Post

Pumping station is crucial for $6 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline; vote now set for next month.

4th Circuit orders temporary halt to Atlantic Coast Pipeline |

A federal appeals court ordered a temporary halt Wednesday afternoon to a water-crossing permit needed to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Pipelines repeatedly cited by state regulators for environmental issues |

As battles over two major natural gas pipelines play out in court, state regulators have continued to cite the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline for environmental problems.

WV Commission May Not Consider Public Concerns About Rockwool Gas Pipeline

| DC Media Group

How the West Virginia Public Service Commission defines public interest will determine whether the gas pipeline to Rockwool is approved.

Colorado Proposition 112: Voters reject larger oil and gas setbacks | The Denver Post

Proposition 112, one of the most contentious and expensive issues to hit Colorado ballots, failed Tuesday.

Florida amendments passed: Oil drilling, indoor vaping ban approved | Pensacola News Journal

Florida voters have approved Amendment 9 to ban offshore oil and gas drilling, as well as prohibit using e-cigarettes and vaping indoors.

Portlanders Pass Measure To Create Clean Energy Fund. | OPB

Portland voters on Tuesday passed a gross receipts tax measure that will pay into a clean energy fund, which proponents say will help the city chip away at its clean energy goals.

Democrats’ Green New Deal Wing Takes Shape Amid Wave Of Progressive Climate Hawk Wins | HuffPost

The rise of Democrats who support policy that might actually make a difference on climate pollution eased the pain of a string of state-level losses.

Ocasio-Cortez rallies protesters at Pelosi’s office, expresses admiration for leader - The Washington Post

The encounter touched off a display of mutual admiration between the 78-year-old matriarch and the millennial upstart.

The Nuclear Power Dilemma (2018) | Union of Concerned Scientists

Nuclear power is the single largest source of low-carbon electricity in the United States.

Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming - The New York Times

The International Energy Agency said renewables were poised to surpass coal by 2040. But more is still needed to stop climate change.

European oil majors spending up to 7% on low carbon but wider industry needs to step up - CDP

European oil & gas majors are investing the most in low carbon but the industry’s spend as a whole remains relatively low at only 1.3% of total CAPEX.

G20 Brown to Green Report 2018 | Climate Transparency

Another Delay in Children’s Climate Lawsuit, Days After U.S. Supreme Court Allowed It to Proceed | InsideClimate News

Two weeks after it put the case on hold, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit brought by 21 children and young adults against the federal government over climate change to proceed. But the Trump administration’s attempts to derail the lawsuit weren't over, and now the trial is on hold again.

No food for 2 weeks: These protestors are fasting over climate change |

A group of activists are giving up eating, some for as long as two weeks, in the hope that Gov. Murphy will stop fossil fuel development.

Offshore wind: If it’s Dominion’s way or the highway, we have to do it Dominion’s way - Virginia Mercury

The Virginia State Corporation Commission on Friday approved Dominion Energy Virginia’s proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, but not happily.

Who Is an Environmentalist? Study Refutes Stereotypes - CityLab

A new study refutes some common stereotypes of who cares most about the environment.

In New Mexico, drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands | The Texas Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management is making it easier to produce oil and gas on federal acreage. In southeastern New Mexico, it can’t even keep up with what’s already happening.

Climate science comeback strategies: Al Gore said what? » Yale Climate Connections

Four experts show how to counter false claims without getting dragged to the mud.