CSGA Speakers Series
Thursday, October 11, 7 PM
Annapolis Friends Meeting House
Events of Interest to CSGA
Solar & Green Home Tour / Neighborhood Sun
Oct 6 & 7, 11 AM
Who Killed Crassostrea viginica? / Havre de Grace Green Team
Oct 10, 7 PM - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace
Scientific and Technical Working Group Special Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change
Oct 11, 10 AM - The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis
Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First!
Oct 12, 11:30 AM - Washington
Parachutes for the Planet / Mother Earth Project
Oct 13, 11 AM - Georgetown Waterfront Park, Washington
Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby
Oct 13, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
Recovering from Disasters: Evaluating FEMA’s Housing Assistance Program in the 2017 Hurricane Season | Resources for the Future
Following a disaster, our understanding about the magnitude of government assistance, insurance coverage, and effects by income group highlight the vulnerability of households living in hurricane-prone regions.
Clean Energy Players Weather Through Florence | Greentech Media
Along with first responders, utilities and clean energy companies are picking up the pieces as Florence moves northwest across the U.S. On Monday, several sources in the electric industry said they are still assessing the damage as floods are expected to worsen in the coming week.
As staff writer Patrik Jonsson began traveling the Carolinas after hurricane Florence, he came across a town that put aside its differences over politics and global warming to find a solution to chronic flooding. So far, it has kept Florence at bay.
The Unequal Distribution of Catastrophe in North Carolina | The New Yorker
Jedediah Purdy writes that the environmental contamination that follows the flood caused by Hurricane Florence will fall unequally on North Carolinians.
When Hurricane Florence reached Belhaven, North Carolina, last weekend, the flooding that followed was unlike anything Ricky Credle, the mayor of the tiny coastal town had ever experienced.
As the risks of disasters grow, the insurance industry is adapting with them — and consumer advocates and others fear that the brunt of the bills will increasingly hit low-income homeowners.
Hurricane Maria anniversary & Puerto Rico’s slow recovery | Miami Herald
US territory Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria one year ago. Since then, the island has dealt with slow recovery efforts and damage cleanup, power outages, rising death toll numbers, roofless homes and more.
What is it like to face climate change where you live? The World spoke to people from all over the globe at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to learn how climate change was impacting them, and what they were doing about it.
Climate change has uprooted tens of millions of people around the globe, creating a new class of refugees and another problem for the U.N. General Assembly that President Trump will address on Tuesday.
Psychologists explain our climate change anxiety – ThinkProgress
"You cannot have a healthy society that is scared."
Trump Administration Formally Rolls Back Rule Aimed at Limiting Methane Pollution - The New York Times
The Interior Department move, which benefits drilling companies, effectively reverses a major Obama-era effort to fight climate change.
Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100 - The Washington Post
Environmental analysis assumes no action on climate change — and extreme warming — to justify freezing fuel standards for autos.
Energy efficiency is fundamentally undervalued, RMI finds | Utility Dive
Japan's Marbeni will no longer build coal power plants. Just 1,600 more plants to go.
Utilities are groping for ways to talk the public down.
IEA webstore. Key World Energy Statistics 2018
Cumberland County criticizes Mariner East 2 pipeline builder for dodging safety questions | StateImpact Pennsylvania
Cumberland County commissioners say the company has turned a deaf ear to residents’ safety concerns.
The hunt for better climate science | Reuters
NASA scientists are mapping the loss of ice in Greenland, part of a cutting-edge effort to understand how warming oceans melt ice sheets — a key factor in improving uncertain forecasts for sea-level rise.
People living in areas with more small particulates in the air are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, ASU research suggests.
Summers and Monroe County Circuit Judge Robert Irons issued a temporary stay Tuesday to work being done in Summers County on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).
In Sweden, Trash Heats Homes, Powers Buses and Fuels Taxi Fleets - The New York Times
One of the world’s most environmentally-conscious nations has found a way to make garbage energy-efficient.
Looking anew at plastics and climate change » Yale Climate Connections
One of 2018's environmental bad guys, plastic waste at sea is attracting lots of attention ... and concern.
On the Attack Against Climate Change - The New York Times
Local groups, individuals and multinational organizations are finding effective ways, big and small, to mitigate the effects.
Anne Arundel executive candidate backs solar farm over lacrosse stadium on Crownsville Hospital site - Baltimore Business Journal
Steuart Pittman, who is challenging Republican County Executive Steve Schuh in the November election, said he wants the 900-acre property along Generals Highway to remain a mostly green space.
A spate of environmental legislation, pioneered by Alderman Rob Savidge and backed by conservancy groups, will likely dominate City Council meetings through the fall — but the council could be in for a fight, as developers have called Savidge’s agenda extreme.