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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

ASU researcher evaluates impact of climate change on avian flu


A new study out of Arizona State University finds that climate change has the potential to increase viral persistence and amplify the threat of pandemic disease in animal and human hosts. [Study] 

Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure, carotid wall thickness

University of Buffalo

According to a new University of Buffalo study, long-term exposure to ambient ozone contributes to the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. [Study]

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Why Racial Disparities in Asthma Are an Urban Planning Issue

Next City

For African-American children, the rate of death from asthma is ten times higher than that of their white peers. Cities should intervene to increase access to clinical care, improve housing policy, and regulate polluters.

Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It

The New York Times

Growing numbers of seniors are using more energy. They also are most likely to suffer in extreme weather, which has become more common as the planet warms.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Creation care: One Indiana congregation’s fight for energy equality

Indiana Environmental Reporter

A church that has been fighting for affordable housing in its community for decades takes up the fight for solar energy democracy. 

New 'Micro Farm' Model Tested At OSU Mansfield Urban Agriculture Project

Idea Stream

Ohio State University is working to create a new model for urban agriculture. In addition to cutting carbon emissions, this model will improve the health of communities living in food deserts.

Community Engagement Lab awards grants to teaching artists


In Vermont, the first Thriving Communities Project Grants have been awarded to five teaching artists and artist teams to lead creative place-making projects that strengthen awareness of a climate change challenge.

As the climate crisis worsens, cities turn to parks

National Geographic

City parks mean more than just shade: across the country, urban parks are being used to mitigate coastal flooding, capture carbon, and build community.

In the Spotlight

WE ACT member & CUNY Newmark Graduate School of Journalism student Diara Townes put together a short audio documentary on how New Yorkers are addressing the public health & inequality challenges amplified by climate change. 

Resource of the Week 

Watch this learning module on how the Swinomish Tribe in the Pacific Northwest is proactively addressing climate change by indigenizing public health and climate change assessments and adaptation models. 

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