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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Up In Smoke: Oregon Wildfires Cost Billions In Health Harms


A study done on just one year of wildfires in Oregon found that wildfire smoke caused hundreds of premature deaths and more than $2 billion in health costs. 

Yellow Fever And Malaria In The US? With Climate Crisis, It's Within The Realm Of Possibility


As we see rising temperatures and increased rainfall worldwide, we see an increase in the range and number of mosquitoes. Diseases like yellow fever and malaria used to be endemic in the United States and it's possible that we could see a resurgence. 

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Climate Change Isn’t a ‘White Thing,’ Environmental Justice Advocates Warn

The Washington Informer

“Far too often it is our communities — Black and Brown communities — that are not prepared enough, resilient enough, or adaptive enough when climate disasters hit.” 

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Meet The Coal Town Betting Big On Outdoor Recreation 


Ohio Valley ReSource

Since 2008, coal production has fallen by around 50 percent across the Ohio Valley. In response, Norton, VA has made some new investments: campgrounds, hiking and mountain biking trails, and a visitor's center. 

A New Jersey city reuses abandoned industrial sites to capture stormwater

Yale Climate Connections

Camden, New Jersey, is converting an old landfill site into a waterfront park with restored wetlands.

Communities find new uses for retired coal plant sites

Yale Climate Connections

In Lansing, Michigan, an old power station is now the headquarters of a large insurance company that’s a major employer in the city.

Zero-emission trucks and buses can improve our climate, clean air future


Battery electric trucks are well on their way to being cost-effective and are better for our air and our health. It's time to scale up our investments to transform this high-emissions industry. 

Houston’s pocket prairies: Natural solutions to unnatural flooding

The Christian Science Monitor

As the region has experienced four “500 year” rain events in the past five years – including this month’s Tropical Storm Imelda – a prairie renaissance has been blossoming in Houston. Praries detain and filter stormwater, nourish wildlife, sequester carbon and improve mental health.

Florida's Climate-Action Heroes: These Men And Women Are Doing Their Part


These Floridians are taking action on rising seas, warming ecosystems and intensifying weather. Their efforts underscore the risks of a warming planet for jobs, homes, roads, wildlife, spaceships and Florida's future.

‘We Know How to Keep the Balance of Nature’. Why Including Indigenous People Is Vital to Solving Climate Change


Traditional and scientific knowledge present a powerful force when brought together. Indigenous communities have local knowledge and observe physical and ecological indicators that meteorologists do not. 

In the Spotlight

Over the next month, we will be introducing seven grantees on our Health and Climate Solutions Blog. 
Covenant Pathways is a native-led organization located on Navajo Nation teaching regenerative soil restoration techniques to Native farmers. 

Resource of the Week 

Mark your calendars for a webinar this Wednesday, October 9th. Speakers from the CDC and the Green Heart Louisville Project will discuss the CDC's BRACE framework and how local communities can prepare for the health effects of climate change. 

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