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Events & News October 4

CSGA Events

What We Breathe

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.

How one North Carolina town stayed dry during Florence -

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.

North Carolina Flooding Soaks Federal Taxpayers All Over Again - Bloomberg

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.

Footing The Bill For Climate Change: 'By The End Of The Day, Someone Has To Pay' : NPR

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.

Hear from people at the front lines of climate change | PRI

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 swells ranks of refugees as Trump administration retreats to the sidelines - Los Angeles Times

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

Japanese energy giant Marubeni just gave up coal for renewables — Quartz

Japan's Marbeni will no longer build coal power plants. Just 1,600 more plants to go.

100% renewable energy: the public wants it, and quick - Vox

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.

Small particulates in the air linked to dementia, ASU research finds | AZCentral

People living in areas with more small particulates in the air are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, ASU research suggests.

Judge issues stay in Summers County MVP case (WITH VIDEO) |

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.

As Savidge environmental agenda comes to fruition in Annapolis, developers balk - Capital Gazette

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.

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