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.
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.
About 30 senators took turns speaking through the night Monday into early Tuesday to urge congressional action on climate change.
A new standard to protect public health from carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change is now open for public comment.
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.
Americans drink more than a pound of water every day. Most of them — nearly 90 percent — get it from a community water supply.
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.
“Does healthy planning equal more equity? Yes, if policies are written with an explicit equity focus.”
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.
What is climate change? Laura Anderko, one of three APHA members awarded Tuesday at the White House for her public health work, answered boldly.
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.
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.