The Guardian — Climate change already bringing disease, air pollution and heatwaves

The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed. Heatwaves are affecting many more vulnerable people and global warming is boosting the transmission of deadly diseases such as dengue fever, the world’s most rapidly spreading disease. Air pollution from fossil fuel burning is also causing millions of early deaths each year, while damage to crops from extreme weather threatens hunger for millions of children.

CNN — Premiums for popular Obamacare plans to soar 37% for 2018

Premiums for the benchmark silver Obamacare plan will soar 37%, on average, for 2018, according to federal data released Monday. But in a strange twist, policies could actually become more affordable for many people buying on the exchange. That’s because the price spike means many enrollees will receive more generous premium subsidies, so they can now afford gold policies with lower deductibles.

The Center for Public Integrity  — ‘The fear of dying’ pervades Southern California’s oil-polluted enclaves

Los Angeles’ Wilmington neighborhood, a nine-square-mile enclave of Latino immigrants just inland from the ports, gets the worst of it. Its 54,000 residents, many seeking refuge from steep housing prices, breathe some of the foulest air and suffer some of the highest rates of asthma in California. The 92,000 people in neighboring Carson — like Wilmington, working-class and heavily minority – fare no better.

CNN — Deadly Marburg virus outbreak declared in Uganda

An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation’s Ministry of Health on October 19. Marburg virus disease, which causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever, ranks among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans, according to the World Health Organization.