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APHA supports Senate bill addressing climate change health impacts

APHA applauds a new bill introduced to the Senate that would better prepare the public against the health effects of climate change.
EPA hosts public hearings in four cities for proposed rule

EPA hosts public hearings in four cities for proposed rule

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting public hearings for its Clean Power Plan, which proposed the first-ever nationwide carbon-emissions limits for existing power plants.
Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

Don’t let climate change harm your health this summer, experts warn

It’s almost July Fourth weekend, but as you prepare for the outdoors make sure you don’t let climate change put you or your loved ones in danger.
Doctors: Climate change harming our patients right now

Doctors: Climate change harming our patients right now

How is climate change affecting the U.S. today? According to hundreds of doctors from the National Medical Association, it already causes great harm to their patients.
APHA praises EPA proposal to reduce carbon pollution by 30 percent

APHA praises EPA proposal to reduce carbon pollution by 30 percent

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made a bold announcement to address the leading contributor to climate change — proposing the first-ever nationwide carbon-emissions limits for existing power plants.
APHA strongly supports National Climate Assessment's action steps

APHA strongly supports National Climate Assessment’s action steps

The American Public Health Association expressed strong support for the public health actions recommended in the National Climate Assessment released today.
EPA’s McCarthy talks climate action on ‘The Daily Show’

EPA’s McCarthy talks climate action on ‘The Daily Show’

On the eve of Earth Day, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to discuss steps the Obama administration is taking to address climate change.
EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

EPA, HHS leaders make case for action on air pollution, climate

In a national call with health leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh underscored the need for continued action to protect the public from the dangers of air pollution.

Senators pull all-nighter in push for climate change action

About 30 senators took turns speaking through the night Monday into early Tuesday to urge congressional action on climate change.
EPA rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants opens for comment

EPA rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants opens for comment

A new standard to protect public health from carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change is now open for public comment.

EPA proposes new protections against carbon pollution

The EPA proposed Friday new protections against carbon pollution, a leading contributor to climate change. The standard will lower carbon emissions from new power plants fired by fossil fuels.
CDC website protects drinking water safety

CDC website protects drinking water safety

Americans drink more than a pound of water every day. Most of them — nearly 90 percent — get it from a community water supply.