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U.S. EPA and WHO partner to protect public health

his week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement continues EPA-WHO collaboration on a wide range of specific and crosscutting environment and…

Reducing emissions would yield dramatic health benefits by 2030

By Roberto Molar Candanosa Photo: bhumann34/pixabay
Air quality improvements resulting from a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would benefit human health and prevent economic losses, according to new research by scientists from NASA, Duke University, and Columbia University.

Doctors Say Climate Change Is Killing People Now, Call For Action

By Nexus Media
Climate change is killing people now, public health experts say. Their report, published in the medical journal The Lancet, details the degree to which “Climate-induced shocks are claiming lives, damaging health and disrupting livelihoods in…

COP26 finally framed climate change as a public health issue

By Maxine Joselow Photo: Alastair Grant/AP
More than 100 doctors and nurses traveled to Glasgow earlier this month with a message for world leaders: Global warming is a leading threat to public health. And curbing planet-warming emissions is a prescription.

Could Climate Change Make Food Less Nutritious?

By Greta Moran
As the climate crisis progresses, the planet is becoming less inhabitable—not only for humans and other animals, but also for plants.

How climate change impacts mental health

By Nirmal Jovial
The world is getting ready for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (CoP26). Scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12, the CoP26 will discuss health as a science priority…

‘They’re killing our children’: mothers from around the world demand action on fossil fuels

By Damian Carrington and Nina Lakhani
It may have been his toughest meeting yet. A delegation of mothers from all over the world, all of whom had seen their own children suffer health damage from air pollution, met the Cop26 president,…

20,000 deaths and counting: As mass transit stagnates, US traffic deaths surge

By Adam Mahoney Photo: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
Winter storm Uri notoriously demonstrated the failure of many elements of American infrastructure: Texas’ electrical grid collapsed, water treatment systems went offline, and oil refineries released millions of pounds of excess pollution. Less widely noticed, however, was the…

How We Created the Most Detailed Map Ever of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution

By Lylla Younes, Al Shaw and Ava Kofman Photo illustration by Lucas Waldron, photo by Kathleen Flynn for ProPublica.
We analyzed billions of rows of EPA data to do something the agency had never done before: map the spread of cancer-causing industrial air emissions down to the neighborhood level.

Clean energy could save American lives to tune of $700 billion per year

By Dana Nuccitelli
The case for climate solutions has long been hindered because of the decades it will take for investments made today to yield benefits in the form of less extreme weather impacts. Carbon dioxide pollution remains…