Environment
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.

House subcommittee proposes deep cuts to EPA in budget bill

The U.S. House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s budget bill released Tuesday calls for $2.8 billion in cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal year 2014 —a 34 percent decrease in funding over the prior year.
Neighborhood planning increases impact of Community Transformation Grants

Neighborhood planning increases impact of Community Transformation Grants

“Does healthy planning equal more equity? Yes, if policies are written with an explicit equity focus.”

Senate confirms McCarthy to lead EPA, Perez as new Labor secretary

Following an uphill battle in Congress, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as the 13th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday in a 59-40 vote.
3 APHA members earn climate change awards at White House event

3 APHA members earn climate change awards at White House event

What is climate change? Laura Anderko, one of three APHA members awarded Tuesday at the White House for her public health work, answered boldly.
President Obama calls for action on climate change

President Obama calls for action on climate change

Citing a moral imperative to create a healthier planet with a stable environment for future generations, President Barack Obama laid out his vision for reducing climate change before environment and health advocates at Georgetown University on Tuesday.
APHA, public health groups back climate change bill

APHA, public health groups back climate change bill

As heat waves, droughts and extreme weather events occur with greater intensity and frequency, the nation’s public health organizations announced renewed support for a measure to improve preparedness for climate change.
APHA announces ad in support of EPA nominee

APHA announces ad in support of EPA nominee

A new ad from APHA touts the public health credentials and decades-long record fighting for clean air and kids' health of EPA nominee Gina McCarthy.