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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Climate Change Is Intensifying Food Shocks

Civil Eats

From rain-soaked fields in the Corn Belt to drowned livestock, food shocks—abrupt disruptions to food production—are becoming more common as a result of extreme weather.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

New Drilling and Fracking in California Will Hurt Latino Communities


Toxic pollution from fracking has been linked to nosebleeds, headaches, and respiratory ailments. Low income, migrant communities with less political leverage to oppose fracking developments are often most impacted. 

The Case of Juliana v. U.S. — Children and the Health Burdens of Climate Change

The New England Journal of Medicine

Today’s children are expected to have poorer health as they age than today’s adults do, because of the worsening and intensifying effects of climate change

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Duck Hill, Mississippi Is on the Rise 

The Daily Yonder

Duck Hill residents are stemming flood waters through creek restoration, community engagement and empowerment, youth conservationist training, and creative placemaking.

Virginia Coastal Adaptation and Climate "Czar" Gets to Work


Virginia faces rising seas and sinking lands along its coasts. Retired Navy Admiral Ann Phillips is traveling the state putting together a master coastal climate adaptation plan.

Michigan farmers can build commercial solar panels on land preserved for agriculture


Tax incentives previously limited to preserving land for agriculture have been expanded to include solar. 

In the Spotlight

This document from the National Indian Health Board highlights Gila River Indian Community and their Climate Change Adaptation & Resiliency Plan efforts

Resource of the Week 

The CDC is hosting its next Climate and Health Communications webinar on Ally Acquisition later this month. Register to learn how to effectively reach across sectors to talk about the health impacts of a changing climate. 

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