Last week, it became clear that the state legislature was not going to pass a major energy bill this election year. Delegate Shane Robinson withdrew HB 878, the 100% Clean Renewable Energy and Equity Act. Read what is next for the 100% clean energy movement in Maryland.
Better Washington, D.C. regional water planning is a must in the face of predicted water shortages and likely rationing in the coming decades due to climate change, writes Chesapeake PSR Virginia Advisory Group member Erica Bardwell, RN.
Must physicians speak on climate change? asks a recent issue of AMA Journal of Ethics. Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni reviews whether discussing climate serves the public interest.
Battling global warming will require coordinated efforts at national and international levels, but it is state and local governments in Maryland and Virginia and elsewhere who must lead.
Doctors must become more involved in issues of climate change and health, urges the AMA Journal of Ethics.
Saying the current approach is inadequate, Chesapeake PSR is announcing its support for achieving 100% clean renewable electricity in Maryland by 2035.
Virginia commits to Paris climate agreement goals by joining the Under2 Coalition of sub-national governments around the world who agree to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Why rising CO2 levels matter: the big climate change picture. Maryland's seven coal-fired power plants emitted 20 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2014. Why that matters to health and environment.
Catastrophic hurricanes like Irma and Harvey are becoming stronger and more frequent. Climate scientists warn of the role played by climate change and warming oceans.
Virginia health professionals urged the DEQ to write regulations to reduce coal-fired power plant CO2 emissions and allow Virginia to join a multi-state carbon reduction program such as RGGI.
Nine eastern states, including Maryland, announced that they have agreed on a proposal to cut global-warming pollution from the region's power plants an additional 30 percent between 2020 and 2030.
Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Sara Via writes that Governor Hogan's support for a stronger Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is critical if Maryland is to meet its 2030 climate goals.
Climate change affects human health. A new report from a consortium of doctors and health professionals details how extreme weather, an increase in pests and other climate-related issues affect health.
The Baltimore City Council has adopted an ambitious climate resolution that criticizes the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and commits the city to a clean, equitable energy future.
Chesapeake PSR and Maryland Climate Coalition are advocating for a swift transition to clean, renewable energy, recognizing that climate change is a global phenomenon whose solutions, now more than ever, need to be found at the state and local level.
The federal budget is not just a financial ledger, it is a statement about the values that drive our country. It helps define who we are as a society, and the direction we want to take as a country. That is why we are appalled at the budget plan proposed by President Trump.
Nuclear weapons and false choices: What do we do when President Trump tweets that the United States "must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability” or that the United States “should be at the top of the pack” with nuclear weapons? How can we bring common sense to our government?
RGGI and Maryland's EmPOWER program benefit Maryland's health, economy and environment. Chesapeake PSR's Sara Via, PhD, on why clean air and climate change may be at a crossroads in Maryland.
Carbon pollution and climate change harm children's health in Maryland, writes Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Alfred Bartlett MD.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act was vetoed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, revealing he is out of touch with the importance of addressing climate change and the positive health impacts of clean, renewable energy, such as solar and wind.