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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Tens of thousands of deaths linked to weak US air pollution rules

 

The Guardian

The research finds that 99% of deaths from illnesses linked to a certain type of air pollution occur in people who are exposed to lower levels than the EPA currently deems acceptable.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

American Climate 


InsideClimate News

This new project shares 21 striking videos and essays of the Americans whose lives have already been deeply impacted by climate change. 

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

How Portland is building equity into its climate planning


Fast Company

The city’s people of color and low-income residents are the ones on the frontlines of climate change. The city’s climate action manager explains how the city is working to make climate plans that protect them.

‘We need to act fast’: Statewide forum focuses on climate solutions for Arizona


AZ Central
 

400 people from across Arizona gathered earlier this November to brainstorm solutions for reducing planet-warming pollution and preparing for a hotter, drier future.

In King County, Washington, human waste is a climate solution

 

Yale Climate Connections

 

“Every year we provide the equivalent of taking about 8,000 cars off the road,” said Cat Gowan, a biosolids project manager in the county’s wastewater treatment division.

Sisolak signs order to combat climate change in Nevada

Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

The order directs state agencies to work with other public agencies, the private sector and tribal governments to come up with a set of recommendations of how the state can reduce carbon pollution.

Green Spaces in Cities Seem to Lower People's Risk of Dying, According to Huge Study 

 

Newsweek

The data from Canada, the U.S. Switzerland, China, Spain, Australia and Italy showed that the more greenness there was around a home, the less likely residents were to die early of any cause.

Branford, Connecticut, sets up fund to pay for costs of climate change


Yale Climate Connections

The money could be used for repairing flooded bridges, elevating houses, improving stormwater drainage, and more.

Minneapolis fund recognizes efforts to fight climate change


Star Tribune

A Minneapolis fund capped off its first year of awarding grants with recognition of three community organizations for their creative efforts to counter climate change.

How Los Angeles plans to get hundreds of thousands of people out of cars

 

Fast Company

Partners released the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0, a plan that outlines how the region can drastically cut transit emissions by 2028 to address both climate change and the health impacts of smog. Convincing Angelenos to drive less is a key part of the plan.

Renewables could cut power generation health impact by 80 percent


Phys.org

They found that a scenario where the majority of energy is derived from solar and wind power could cut adverse health effects from electricity production by 80 percent compared with our current fossil-heavy economies.

From Our Blog

Introducing the final Health and Climate Solutions project: The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. With sea level rising and the permafrost melting in Alaska, coastal villages are sinking into the ocean and the shifting land is causing water and sewage pipes to break. In response, ANTHC developed an individual household water purification and sanitation system. 
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Upcoming Webinar 

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is hosting a webinar series on climate change in the Southeast U.S. The upcoming webinar on Thursday, December 5th from 12PM - 1PM  is on "Economic and Health Risks for Rural Communities" in the Southeast. Dr. Kristin Dow from the University of South Carolina will present. 
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