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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Air pollution is getting worse, and data show more people are dying

The Washington Post 

Air pollution worsened in the United States in 2017 and 2018, new data shows, a reversal after years of sustained improvement with significant implications for public health.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

How climate change could contribute to racial maternal-health disparities

Market Watch 

Pregnant women’s exposure to extreme heat raises their risk of being hospitalized. Black women, as in other pregnancy outcomes, appear to be more severely impacted than white women.

Climate change is wiping out Harriet Tubman’s homeland, and we’re doing little

The Boston Globe 

That Maryland — and the rest of the nation — might be willing to lose these places speaks volumes about how governments and preservationists view the first lands that African-Americans were able to call their own.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

'There's No More Later Left': Wisconsin Launches Climate Change Task Force


"The task force will be a collaborative effort across disciplines with those in the agricultural community, the business community, higher educations working together to solve a huge problem,"

Annapolis County's Climate Action Summit looks at risks, seeks community solutions

Truro News 

This free, open to the public summit will explore how communities in the County of Annapolis can achieve the best possible prospects of safety, resilience, dignity, and opportunity in the face of our changing climate

Building a high-tech indoor farm in the steel town of Braddock

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fifth Season is building an indoor vertical farm that will integrate high-tech elements like artificial intelligence, data analysis and robotics to seed, harvest and package leafy greens to ship to local grocery stores and restaurants.

What Baltimore Gets Right about Urban Trees

Reasons to be Cheerful 

While other cities plant trees, Baltimore has focused on monitoring and maintaining the ones it already has—and is one of the few cities whose urban forest is expanding.

Colorado had to release a health report. So it paid muralists to do it with paint.

The Colorado Sun 

A climate change tableau — the first of eight murals on health — is up in Fraser as the state tries to bring some color to sometimes stuffy reports.

Union workers and tribal leaders protest fracking in Pennsylvania

The Daily Climate

"We believe it's not a question of good jobs or the environment," Barbara White Stack, a 65-year-old member of the United Steelworker's Union. "It's not one or the other. It has to be both. Workers and their families need a clean environment to survive."

The Case For Cohousing: Where Responsibilities Are Shared And Life Is A Little Less Lonely


"We eat a lot of food that we produce ourselves. We’ve got a ton of solar power (so much that many of my neighbors are paid annually by the power company), and we drive less than average suburban cul-de-sac dwellers so we have a relatively low environmental impact."

Native approaches to fire management could revitalize communities, researchers find

Incorporating traditional techniques into current fire suppression practices could help revitalize American Indian cultures, economies and livelihoods, while continuing to reduce wildfire risks. 

In the Spotlight

Over the last month, we have been introducing seven grantees on our Health and Climate Solutions Blog. Read about how the City of Austin is tackling children’s health, equity, and extreme heat through their Green School Parks program. 

Resource of the Week 

These principles are the foundation upon which Tribes and their communities can build localized, living economies for the next seven generations and beyond. Read about the Just Transition: a framework for a fair shift to an economy that is ecologically sustainable, equitable and just.

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