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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’


On Monday more than 70 health organizations launched the “Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda," recognizing climate change as a health emergency and pushing for equitable, immediate solutions. 

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Explosions trigger calls for closing aging Pa. refinery

E&E News 

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery has struggled financially for years, and it was already facing a series of challenges in the near future. The explosion Friday — the second fire at the site in less than two weeks — is likely to ramp up pressure from politicians and neighborhood activists who have been complaining about air pollution and historic soil and water contamination at the site.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

'Centers of Insurrection': Central Valley Farmers Reckon With Climate Change


These farmers are leading the way in coping with the instability of climate change through practices of “regenerative agriculture,” that regenerate rather than deplete soil. 

First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced


These local innovators will transform underutilized urban spaces into carbon neutral and resilient urban projects. The updated urban spaces will actively contribute to community health and well-being.

Farm-to-table classroom: Phoenix's newest vegan restaurant is run by children


Students working at Healthy Roots learn about how a plant-based, locally-grown diet can impact their health and the environment.

Pollinator-friendly solar is the norm in Minnesota

MPR News


Pollinator-friendly plantings at large solar energy sites have become common in Minnesota in recent years. Not only do they provide habitat for the bee and butterfly populations people have been concerned about, but they also promote soil health and probably even boost the solar panels' electricity output on warm days.

Humboldt Takes a 'Regional Approach' to Climate Action Plan

North Coast Journal

Recognizing that "climate change doesn't honor jurisdictional boundaries," Humboldt County, CA is working with community representatives to create a regional climate action plan that would include all seven cities and unincorporated areas of the county.

Cornell Professor Offers Ag Fixes to ‘Complex, Severe’ Climate Change

Lancaster Farming


Dr. Wolfe sees a need for federal investments to provide longer-term seasonal climate forecasts, create new environmental monitoring systems linked with data analytics for field-level management, and expand adoption of soil health practices.

In the Spotlight

This request for proposals is seeking 6-8 organizations to participate in a six-month planning process which will prepare them to advocate for and implement equitable climate resilience projects in their communities. Applications due July 19th. 


Resource of the Week 

Find your state's "warming stripes." The stripes are visual representations of the change in temperature as measured over the past 100+ years. Each stripe represents the temperature in that state averaged over a year. 

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