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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

New study finds elevated health risks due to pollution from oil and gas activity in Colorado
 

EDF

The study found both elevated cancer and non-cancer health risks. Colorado has issued thousands of new permits for oil and gas extraction in the past few years.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Study: Black, low-income Americans face highest risk from power plant pollution


Energy News Network

Nationwide, black and low-income people face the highest risks for death from power plants’ fine particle pollution, according to new research. The pollution likewise causes thousands of deaths across state lines.
 

The ‘double environmental injustice’ of climate change


University of Miami 

As more hazardous hurricanes affect more disadvantaged populations, climate and public health experts raise their voices in alarm.

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Solar Power to the People: Coalition Hopes to Bring Clean Energy to Poor Families


NJ Spotlight 

A new coalition of climate and solar advocates and state lawmakers are creating a roadmap that ensures low-income populations and environmental-justice communities share in the benefits of a clean-energy economy.

Northam proposes $733 million in environmental spending, with big chunk for Bay cleanup


The Washington Post 


Virginia's Governor proposed a $733 million package of environmental spending, including programs to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, encourage wind energy and preserve open spaces.

Winners of GEF Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation announced

 

Global Environment Facility

Winning project concept examples include helping farmers to invest in climate resilience of coffee and cacao supply chains and deploying drones and other technology to inform better decision-making on climate risks. 

North Coast Opportunities now offering emergency preparedness grants for community groups
 

The Mendocino Voice


In Mendocino, California, organizations can apply for between $1000 and $25,000, particularly to conduct education and communication efforts around disaster preparedness.

House Votes to Boost Funding for Coastal Protection

 

Bloomberg Environment 

The House passed a 10-bill legislative package Dec. 10 to authorize more money to protect coasts from the consequences of climate change, including hundreds of millions of dollars to promote “living” shorelines to combat coastal erosion.

Getting rid of pollution improves public health a lot faster than you’d think


Grist 

A new analysis published this week shows that as soon as two weeks after a source of pollution is removed, many respiratory symptoms experienced by the surrounding community disappear and hospital visits are reduced. 

New “Forward On Climate” bills target climate adaptation


Wisconsin Examiner

A new package of bills in Wisconsin focus on financially supporting climate-resistant infrastructure for schools and farming communities. If passed, they’ll also establish “green banks” to sustain and manage these adaptive projects.

Students at Houston ‘environmental justice’ school among young people seeking climate action
 

Houston Chronicle 

Students study traditional subjects such as math and English but also attend classes on wildlife, fisheries and ecology and agriculture. From the third floor, students can see the site of a once-massive landfill. The nearby bayou is polluted, they say, and chemical plants lining the Houston Ship Channel are only a few miles away.

From Our Blog

Learn more about the hidden consistencies we uncovered at the first in-person meeting of the Health and Climate Solutions grantees.
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Upcoming Webinar 

The Emerald Cities Collaborative is hosting a webinar series on "Anchors in Resilient Communities." The upcoming webinar on Thursday, December 19th at 11 am PT is titled "Effective Anchor-Community Engagement Strategies: A Community Perspective"
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