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Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Wildfires are making California’s deadly air pollution even worse



Poor air quality can harm millions and take years off lifespans. Dust and wildfire smoke are major contributors.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Getty fire: Housekeepers and gardeners go to work despite the flames

Los Angeles Times

An officer from the Los Angeles Police Department said he had told at least 10 determined workers in the neighborhood to leave. Some workers walked up to a mile through falling ash in evacuated areas so as not to miss a day's wages.  

Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

Providence shows other cities how environmental justice is done


Providence's climate justice plan is notable for its ambitious targets and for how it will be carried out: By 2025, the Office of Sustainability will have to collaborate with community organizations on every initiative it undertakes, a model known as collaborative governance.

More renewables will mean less asthma and heart disease in the Midwest


Energy News Network

More wind and solar generation will mean less lung and heart disease, and no region stands to benefit more on a per megawatt-hour basis than the Midwest.

Murphy commits New Jersey to climate change resiliency plan


Led by an official in the Department of Environmental Protection, the group will write a report on how best to deal with rising sea levels, warming seas and stronger and more frequent storms.

A shout-out to those grass-gnawing goat fire brigades

The Mercury News

Firefighters in LA say they’re indebted to the so-called “goat fire brigades” used earlier this year to clear away the flammable grass and scrub in Simi Valley.

Workshops help marginalized Louisiana residents become climate leaders

Yale Climate Connections

Participants learn the science of global warming and how it is having local impacts. They discuss how race, power, and privilege influence policy, and they join a supportive community of new leaders.

Big Food is Betting on Regenerative Agriculture to Thwart Climate Change


Civil Eats

General Mills took the lead when it announced this spring that it would apply regenerative agriculture to 1 million acres by 2030—about a quarter of the land from which it sources ingredients in North America.

Healthy diet means a healthy planet, study shows

The Guardian

The analysis assessed the health and environmental impacts of 15 foods common in western diets and found fruit, vegetables, beans and wholegrains were best for both avoiding disease and protecting the climate and water resources.

Energy-efficient homes improve quality of life

Yale Climate Connections

They can be quieter, more comfortable, and have better air quality.

In the Spotlight

Over the last month, we have been introducing seven grantees on our Health and Climate Solutions Blog. Read about how People United for Sustainable Housing in Buffalo, NY is using energy efficiency and weatherization to improve health equity and fight climate change. 

Resource of the Week 

Are you in the business of advancing important scientific findings on climate change and/or health? Register for Tuesday's webinar on effectively engaging with journalists and the media to share compelling stories about research. 

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