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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Summer Heat Brings Special Health Risks for Pregnant Women

American Heart Association News 

A study published earlier this year suggests higher temperatures from climate change may increase the number of infants born with heart defects between 2025 and 2035, with the greatest increase predicted in the Midwest. [Study]

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Which Jersey Shore fishers will be hurt most by climate change?

The Press of Atlantic City

“Adapting to climate change for many communities will require fundamentally new approaches to fishing...change has become the new normal.”

People of color live with 66% more air pollution, US study finds

The Guardian

A new analysis finds that on average, African Americans are exposed to 61% more of the tiny pollution particles that come from burning gasoline. Asian Americans breathe 73% more and Latinos 75% more. [Study]

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Nature-Based Solutions: The Missing Ingredient in Climate Adaptation?

State of the Planet

An advisor to the U.N. Environment argues that restoring ecosystems could be a game-changer in climate adaptation.

Ten Finalist Teams Use Lessons From Nature to Create Radical Solutions to Climate Change Problems

CSR Wire

100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change

Adapting to Climate Change in Alaska

Scientific American

In the first of three posts, an ecologist looks at how citizens and planners are responding to the threat of climate change in Alaska. 

Cities get hotter during heat waves. Here’s how they can adapt for climate change


Global News

Climate change will require us to rebuild our cities to withstand more extreme temperatures. There are ways to ensure every building, park and transportation route is built to endure the heat and reduce the urban heat island effect.

When water demand rises, this Montana town invests in forests

The Christian Science Monitor

Whitefish, Montana, employs a counterintuitive yet well-established method for cleaning its water supply: It spends money on forest preservation.

In the Spotlight

This episode the podcast Political Climate highlights stories of how people around the world are calling attention to air pollution. Political Climate is hosted by Democrat and Republican energy experts who explore how energy and environment policies get made.


Resource of the Week 

EcoAdapt released a new report this week "The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health: An Assessment of 16 U.S. States." The report includes eighteen full-length case studies on how various practitioners are integrating climate change into public health.
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