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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide

 

The New York Times

The health effects of climate change will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet.

Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time

 

The Guardian

The ultra-fine particles (UFPs) are produced by fuel burning, particularly in diesel vehicles, and higher exposures significantly increase people’s chances of getting the deadly cancer.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Clearing the Air in the Historic West End


Clean Air Carolina

This interactive multimedia tells a tale of two neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina with vastly different vulnerabilities to air pollution. 

Maps highlight Michigan cities, groups that will bear brunt of climate change effects

Michigan News


The maps will help policymakers and community organizations focus their efforts on strategies to help the most vulnerable in their communities. 

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Philly is creating first-ever urban agriculture manifesto


The Philadelphia Tribune
 

“Ultimately, the goal is to give people more access to land, and the goal is also to give more people access to food...having a more diverse network of food in our local city food system is another very big goal.”

Northwest Tribes, Already Feeling the Impact of Climate Change, Are Taking Action
 

Bitterroot 


Pacific Northwest tribes are focusing on progressive forestry and renewable energy measures to build climate resilience

How do efficiency programs serve low-income communities? New study takes a look.
 

ACEEE

Energy efficiency programs serve low-income communities by reducing costs, improving indoor health, and boosting economic stability.

Colorado’s cleanest energy options are also its cheapest


Vox

Of all the states in the US, Colorado may be the best prepared for a genuine, large-scale energy transition.

City of Rochester pushing to go green with new energy program
 

Rochester First 

 Rochester City Council approved a bill that will allow people in the city to choose from clean energy options. 

California’s Wildfire Policy Totally Backfired. Native Communities Know How to Fix It.

Mother Jones


Tribes are teaching landowners and government agencies how to fight fire with fire.

San Diego farmers find innovative solutions to climate change problems


ABC 10 News

The county is getting hotter and drier, so farmers are coming up with innovative ways to use less water for their crops. 

How coastal communities can prepare for the challenges of storms and rising seas


The Daily Climate

Rethinking local planning to add sea level rise requires extending the time horizon for planning from the common 5-20 years to more like 50-100 years. 

How a local nonprofit is fighting climate change, teaching stewardship and building community

 

The Almanac

A story of how concerned citizens become leaders in transforming communities into healthier, greener, and friendlier places to live. 

From Our Blog

Read about Friends of Trees - one of our Health and Climate Solutions projects. The organization is working to address climate change and health equity in Portland, Oregon by planting hundreds of thousands of trees through community-centered and community-led programming. 
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Upcoming Webinar 

Organized by Health Care Without Harm, next week's webinar will present the findings and recommendations from a report on health care’s climate footprint and showcase the innovative solutions being implemented around the world to take climate action and reduce the climate footprint of the health care sector.
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