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We hope you are heading into a weekend of rest and recovery.

While continuing to highlight positive news and progress on climate and health, we also hope this newsletter will help you distill connections between climate change, health, and COVID-19. There's a lot out there, and we're sorting through it so you don't have to. 

Credit to Climate Interactive for the "multisolving" subject line this week. You can scroll down to their article in U.S. News, or find it right here. 

Happy reading and happy resting, 

- HCS team 

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Decreasing air pollution increases agricultural yields


Grapes, nectarines, peaches and almonds are just some of the California crops that have been boosted by cleaner air in recent decades. That means bigger earnings for farmers, too. What's good for our lungs is apparently also good for our stomachs! 

Nature Scores a Big Win Against Fracking in a Small Pennsylvania Town

Rolling Stone

After seven years, the rural western Pennsylvania community of Grant Township has won a battle to stop the permit for an injection well.

A Rhode Island city gets serious about climate justice

The Daily Climate

In its climate action plan, Providence, Rhode Island, is giving frontline residents' health equal billing with carbon reduction. The plan involved at its very beginning participation of the committee and "frontline" residents who disproportionately deal with fossil fuel pollution and industrial waste.

Climate-Resilience Projects Receive $43 Million From Coast to Coast (Grants Roundup)

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

This compilation of notable new grants demonstrates that philanthropies are starting to address climate and health holistically. 

Why We Can't Ignore the Link Between COVID-19, Climate Change and Inequity

U.S. News

"Today, we have extraordinary opportunities to design responses to each problem in ways that could ameliorate the others. With care, one expenditure of time and money can help improve multiple problems."* 


A Green-Red New Deal Can Save Black Lives In A Post-COVID-19 World


"We should recognize that we already have the people power and the Green-Red New Deal blueprint needed to stop climate change and protect Black communities and Black life post-coronavirus."

Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Curing hospitals’ addiction to the fossil fuels that make people sick

The Boston Globe

Green hospitals may be better prepared to deal with Covid-19. Beyond that, the health care industry is recognizing it needs to reduce its environmental impact to heal the individuals and communities it serves. “Climate is the elephant in the waiting room.”

The impact of climate change on the coronavirus pandemic


Fossil fuels lead to an increase in air pollution which leads to a decrease in lung health, and a decrease in lung health allows for bacterial and viral pathogens (a bacteria, virus or microorganism that can cause disease) such as COVID-19 to thrive and become worse. Animals and insects that were once contained to warm climates are able to migrate, reproduce, and mature well beyond their previous thermal boundaries.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Kids with asthma who live near heavy air pollution face greater risk from coronavirus

The Daily Climate

Children faced with all three—asthma, air pollution exposure, and coronavirus— are likely to experience more wheezing and difficulty breathing and to require hospitalization.

In Public Housing, a Battle Against Mold and Rising Seas


Neglected infrastructure, already a source of mold, is also making public housing more vulnerable to climate change.

View Now

If you missed this week's webinar "Coronavirus and the climate crisis: Mobilizing health for common solutions" from the Skoll Foundation and Health Care Without Harm, you can watch it here. A great "graphic representation" of the session was also created, which you can view here.

Upcoming Webinar

The U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity has support from more than 150 health organizations from across the country. Join eight of these leading organizations for a webinar on how the Call to Action is being used to organize climate & health advocacy efforts on the national, state, and local levels. 


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