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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Why is flesh-eating bacteria on the rise? Some point to climate change.

Tampa Bay Times 

If it seems like you're seeing more reports about flesh-eating bacteria, you actually are. The number of cases is up, though only slightly. And scientists have begun pointing to climate change.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

The Human Toll: Risk and exposure in the gas lands

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

There are high numbers of childhood cancers — some of them rare — in southwestern Pennsylvania, the same rural area where the shale gas industry has been on the rise. You can read Part 2 of this interactive series here.

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis

Center for American Progress 

A new report explains how climate change is exacerbating the affordable housing crisis and lays out solutions for building strong, healthy, fair, accessible, and affordable communities that are resilient to climate impacts.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Minneapolis Foundation's new fund helps three nonprofits address climate change in low-income neighborhoods

Star Tribune 


The three nonprofits will receive nearly $70,000 for projects that include energy audits, community outreach for electric car-sharing hubs and promotion of clean-energy sources.

This Louisville neighborhood built a plant wall to beautify the area and clean the air

Courier Journal 

Volunteers turned a brick wall into an eye-catching vertical garden — complete with 500 plants. The main goal of the wall is to reduce air pollution from nearby chemical plants.  

Women of Color Lead "Fighter League" to Combat Climate Change in the South

Public News Service 

A pilot project called "Fighter League" is arming women of color with the tools they need to fight climate change.Studies show areas in the U.S. that will be hit hardest by climate change are those along the Gulf South, a region activists say receives the smallest amount of climate funding. 

Cool through community — a climate action moonshot

Green Biz 


A new nonprofit, The Cool Block, links the challenges facing our planet to the intimate, personal, social scale of the city block.

A staple food to withstand disaster


From developing strains of rice that are more resilient to drought, to obtaining invaluable satellite data on water loss, farmers and researchers are rethinking agriculture to create a food system less vulnerable to a changing climate.

In the Spotlight

A new, free interactive training is being offered through a series of ten live webinars for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities.


Resource of the Week 

The CDC released a new Spanish-translation of their Climate Change and Extreme Heat infographic. EPA Spanish materials about the urban heat island effect and actions to stay cool can also be found here.


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