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APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

In a bid to slow harmful emissions and protect public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards that require a new approach to minimize health threats.
APHA celebrates Earth Day every day

APHA celebrates Earth Day every day

APHA's Surili Sutaria Patel draws important links between the environment and our health and highlights the commitment of APHA and staff to environmental health.
APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

APA President Carol Rhea: How we can create a healthy built environment

American Planning Association President Carol Rhea discussed the built environment and Plan4Health with Public Health Newswire.
APHA Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

APHA Storify: Lead in water a threat to health

The crisis in Flint, Michigan, was only part of a larger story. Here's what public health is doing to keep kids lead-free, courtesy of APHA's Storify.
White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

Today, President Barack Obama and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced goals to reduce methane emissions by “40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025 from the oil and gas sector,” according to a White House statement.
Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Public health advocates expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan.

Plan4Health launches network for public health planning, sharing, learning

No one knows public health better than your community. Today, Plan4Health launched an online forum to make communities even smarter in their public health decision-making — and to help others do the same.
ATSDR: Working to safeguard communities from harmful chemicals

ATSDR: Working to safeguard communities from harmful chemicals

Learn more about the five-part webinar series APHA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention co-sponsored about the agency's work.
Paris climate change agreement is a public health victory

Paris climate change agreement is a public health victory

On Saturday, more than 190 countries came together in Paris to create an enormous public health victory: a global agreement to reduce carbon pollution and fight the harmful health effects created by climate change.
The Nation's Health: Public health messaging helps public understand environmental health

The Nation’s Health: Public health messaging helps public understand environmental health

When Megan Weil Latshaw describes herself as an environmental health practitioner, people assume she is in the forest tracking endangered species.
EPA lowers ozone standards in new rule

EPA lowers ozone standards in new rule

Our air will soon become safer and healthier.
White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

The recently announced Clean Power Plan will prioritize public health by reducing carbon pollution from power plants throughout the nation.