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Over the next few months, we will be featuring stories of states that have been early adopters of climate change and health programming. First up? A story on heat health in..Vermont! Scroll down to read on. 
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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

America’s Radioactive Secret

Rolling Stone

Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Rising temperatures put more US workers at risk of dying from heat

The Guardian

As the climate crisis worsens, there are currently no federal safety protections for workers in extreme temperatures. Dozens of workers die every year because of heat exposure.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Making Yellow School Buses a Little More Green

The New York Times

Motivated by evidence of the harmful effects of particulate emissions on both students’ health and performance and in an effort to reduce fuel costs and save on maintenance, a few innovative districts are making the transition.

How Schaumburg, a Chicago suburb, made solar simple for residents

Yale Climate Connections

The city viewed local zoning codes and simplified its solar permitting process. They also created a resource guide that explains the fees, inspections, and permits required.

Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change. If They Can Survive, That Is


Given the growing and potentially fatal risks of extreme heat, the city has been reexamining its relationship with its trees, and thinking more strategically about planting and preserving them. 

These carbon offsets counter your emissions while helping rain forest workers access healthcare

Fast Company

Health in Harmony focuses on two areas of health: that of the planet, and that of individuals who live in and around rain forests. 

Colorado College declares itself first school in Rocky Mountain region to reach carbon neutrality

The Denver Post 

Colorado College is the first higher-ed institution in the Rocky Mountain region and one of only a handful in the nation to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020, the school announced Wednesday.

From Our Blog

Our latest blog is written by Jared Ulmer, the Climate & Health Program Manager at the Vermont Department of Health. He shares how Vermont has had to prepare for a health impact previously unimaginable to most Vermonters: it being *too hot.* Well worth the read. 

Upcoming Webinar 

Interested in the connections between agriculture, soil, and health? Register for this two-week webinar series to learn more & discuss with experts. Our HCS colleague James Skeet will be leading a session on indigenous & regenerative agriculture.

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