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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Poll finds most Pennsylvanians think climate change is major public health risk


WHYY

Nearly 80 percent of Pennsylvanians view climate change as presenting some health risk. Over half believe it will have a major impact on public health.

As temperatures rise in Tucson, so do concerns over health risks linked to higher ozone levels


Tuscon.com

Tucson was once a haven for those with respiratory problems, but recent warming and increased pollution have led to a spike in asthma. 

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Low-income neighborhoods are most vulnerable to climate change, activists say


Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

Legacy pollution and toxic waste sites are disproportionately located in New York City's low-income communities. These sites become even more hazardous during extreme weather events. 

Mixed Concerns from Equity Groups at Latest TCI Workshop


Climate-XChange 

At the Transportation & Climate Initiative's workshop on equity, community groups emphasized the need for bottom-up policy solutions that go beyond carbon markets and reinvest in disadvantaged communities. [Learn more about TCI]

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Why Low-Income Households Need to Be Part of the Clean Energy Revolution


Yale Environment 360

In this interview, Tony Reames, director of the Urban Energy Justice Lab, talks about the idea of energy as a basic right, the history of energy justice issues in the United States, and the need to improve low-income Americans’ access to the clean energy revolution.

When LA's Air Got Better, Kids' Asthma Cases Dropped


NPR

A landmark study demonstrates that efforts to reduce pollution in California are paying off in a big way. A 20 percent decline in pollution corresponded with about a 20 percent decline in the rate of new asthma cases in children. [Study] 

Reducing Energy Costs in Kansas Food Markets and Grocery Stores


U.S. Department of Energy 

The State Energy Program is helping to mitigate operating cost burdens for rural food markets and grocery stores by providing energy audits to store owners. In Kansas, if a local grocery store in a rural community closes, customers may have to travel 50 miles to the next one. One local owner was expected to save more than $10,000 in energy costs per year as a result of the energy audit.  

Reducing Energy Costs in Kansas Food Markets and Grocery Stores


U.S. Department of Energy 

The State Energy Program is helping to mitigate operating cost burdens for rural food markets and grocery stores by providing energy audits to store owners. In Kansas, if a local grocery store in a rural community closes, customers may have to travel 50 miles to the next one. One local owner was expected to save more than $10,000 in energy costs per year as a result of the energy audit.  

Potential solutions to urban flooding not attainable for communities that need them most


 The DePaulia

Permeable pavement is a promising solution to residential flooding in Chicago, but it costs about $15,000 to install per household. Chicago's South and West Side communities struggle to afford this fix. 

In the Spotlight


Today I Learned: Climate is a new podcast out of MIT. In each 10-minute episode, an expert from the MIT community breaks down a clear, focused question related to climate change.
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Resource of the Week 

States and communities across the country have begun to develop climate adaptation plans. This interactive map provides insight on which parts of the country have started preparing for climate impacts. 

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