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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Climate change could make children's allergies worse


Yale Climate Connections

Children account for two-thirds of asthma-related emergency department visits that could be linked to allergies from oak, birch, and grass. If emissions continue to grow, emergency departments could see an additional 3,700 cases each year by 2030. [Study]

How Dengue, a Deadly Mosquito-Borne Disease, Could Spread in a Warming World

The New York Times

Research predicts more people in the United States will be at risk in coming years. Warming temperatures enable mosquitos to thrive in new places and accelerate the time between when a mosquito picks up a disease and is able to pass it on.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

40 homes and 17 floods. Now the neighborhood is moving

E & E News

The state of Louisiana, under its multibillion-dollar "Restore Louisiana" program, has agreed to buy all 40 homes in a flood-prone development. 17 floods have swamped the neighborhood since the early 1970s, including two presidentially declared disaster events in 2008 and 2016.

Midwest Flooding Harms Farmer's Yields


Heavy rainfall has made growing conditions tough for farmers in the Midwest. One crop in particular - corn - has been hit hard. According to the Department of Agriculture, this is the slowest start to the corn-planting season on record.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Boston Brings Sustainability, Equity to Its Food Purchasing

Civil Eats

The city of Boston has adopted a "Good Food Purchasing Program." After the implementation of a similar policy in Los Angeles, the percentage of locally purchased fruit and vegetables rose from 9 percent to 75 percent.

Climate action could avert hundreds of heat-related deaths in these 15 U.S. cities


A new study published in the journal Science Advances calculates how many heat-related deaths could be prevented in 15 U.S. cities by curbing carbon emissions. [Study]

Climate Change and Human Health – The Win-Win of Tackling Air Pollution

Union of Concerned Scientists

141 million people live in U.S. counties that received at least one “F” in the American Lung Association's unhealthy air report card. Reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions can help combat global warming and create healthier living conditions for people in the U.S. and around the world.

NYC launches air quality challenge

Smart Cities World 

The open innovation call hopes to attract new ideas to help reduce the negative impacts of urban air pollution and urban heat island effect. NYC hopes to pilot a winning solution with the ambition of scaling it city-wide, particularly in neighborhoods that disproportionately bear the brunt of these environmental issues.

In the Spotlight

14 newsrooms across 9 Midwestern states worked together to develop climate stories. Each newsroom tackled the story that made sense for their respective community, looking for specific problems and solutions.


Resource of the Week 

This webinar, led by a Research Specialist at the World Institute on Disability, will explain the vulnerabilities and dangers that the disability community faces, and adaptive actions we can take to protect their safety and well-being.

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