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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

As Ticks Spread, New Disease Risks Threaten People, Pets, and Livestock


Inside Climate News

Several tick species have spread to new areas of the country, some carrying diseases that can pose serious health risks to humans, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. 

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Climate Change Migration, Cultures, & Alaska’s Foreboding Ghost Village


The Arctic Institute

The tale of the King Islanders and their long-abandoned island serve as a warning for climate change migrants today as they face an uncertain future. From life-threatening food insecurity to the breakdown of transportation networks, Alaska is already living with the unbridled magnitude of a warming world—warming at more than twice the rate of the global average. 

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

The Organization Providing the Blueprint to Equity in New York’s Green Economy


Next City

For the past decade, the AmeriCorps program Green City Force has honed a training program and employment pipeline that helps mitigate climate change while addressing food insecurity and pollution in the local community. 

This is a $15 trillion opportunity for farmers to fight climate change


CNBC

A Boston-based start-up that champions regenerative farming has launched an initiative to accelerate carbon sequestration from agricultural soil, while also providing new opportunities for struggling farmers and helping to improve local food security. 

5 Blue Green Infrastructure Projects


Icons of Infrastructure

Often called blue-green infrastructure, they are aimed at resolving issues plaguing many urban areas such as stormwater runoffs causing floods, heat stress, lack of biodiversity and open spaces, and compromised air quality.

Health Officials (Mostly) Not Waiting to Act on Climate


NRDC 

new report released by EcoAdapt with the support of NRDC finds that public health departments in 16 U.S. states are building their capacity to deal with the myriad health harms of climate disruption—even if they don’t have a legal mandate or formal plan to do so.

The Rockefeller Foundation Launches New Climate and Resilience Initiative


Rockefeller Foundation 

The initiative will focus on "market-changing opportunities that increase climate and resilience capital flows into solutions and projects," helping to protect and improve the health of millions. 

Cool Solutions: Science and Engineering Help Address the Impacts of Climate Change

 

Georgia Tech 
 

Georgia Tech researchers are working on solutions: removing carbon from the air, longer storage methods for renewable energy, novel approaches to air conditioning, and helping both urban and coastal communities respond to climate change.

New Department is Set to Assist Communities Affected by Climate Change


NBC Los Angeles 
 

The new Climate Emergency Mobilization Department will be able to help communities who are affected by climate change and live near sources of pollution. 

In the Spotlight

The Rockefeller Foundation has launched a new Climate and Resilience Initiative, committing an initial $8 million to continue supporting a global network of cities and chief resilience officers. 

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Resource of the Week 

Check out Climate Connections - Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University hosts a daily 90-second podcast about climate change, confronting reality and sharing inspiring stories of hope.

LISTEN HERE

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