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.
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.
New limits proposed Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce the amount of dangerous pollutants released from power plants into our nation’s waterways.
Former local health official Gina McCarthy faces tough questions from senators today before taking the next step in her long career in public service: administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
New report reveals 20 percent of teen births are not a first child; death rates in rural hospitals on the rise; and the EPA suggests new standards for cleaner fuel and cars. Read these and more public health news stories for April 3, 2013.
On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officer Gina McCarthy to be the agency’s next administrator, filling a vacancy left by the December resignation of former head Lisa Jackson.
Health workers planning ahead for climate change effects on US: EPA indicators designed to track trends
Sea levels are rising. Glaciers are melting and heat waves are striking with increasing frequency. The global climate is changing, and with those changes come challenges for U.S. public health professionals, who will be faced with new and increasing health dangers in their states and communities.
Natural disasters took a massive toll on the U.S. last year, with Hurricane Sandy damages totaling nearly $50 billion and eastern thunderstorms in July leaving nearly 4 million homes and businesses without power. But the lasting impact of extreme weather and its effect on health moving forward may depend on researchers and health officials.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced in a statement today that she is leaving the agency after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, ending her four-year tenure.
In a move widely applauded by the public health community, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule today to strengthen clean air protections against fine particulate matter, or soot.
The public may gain stronger protections from small particles of soot that can lodge deep in the lungs and pose serious health threats if new standards sent to the White House Tuesday are approved by President Barack Obama.