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.
When it came time to discuss public health during his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama saved his loudest statement for last.
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.
Federal report warns of climate change impact on public health; Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef affects 16 Americans; and a study finds bike lanes help create safe neighborhoods. These stories and more top public health news on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
Transportation influences the well-being of Americans every day. However, many don’t know the impact they can have in making commuting safer, cleaner and healthier.
The most extensive, prolonged drought in more than 50 years has left much of the central and western United States dry, withering crops, setting the stage for wildfires and stranding ships. Not surprisingly, it also has serious implications for public health.
The Senate will vote on a resolution today to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that would dramatically reduce harmful power plant emissions.
Debates continue to rage in Congress to address a simple question with a complex answer: Clean air is essential to public health, but how much should be invested to protect it?
Increasingly dangerous shifts in climate worldwide — including an unprecedented national number of extreme weather events last year such as fatal heat waves, droughts, floods and snowstorms — are threatening the livelihoods of local communities everywhere.
Public health is on the world stage this week during the 13th World Congress on Public Health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through the theme, “Moving towards Global Health Equity: Opportunities and Threats,” the Congress is bringing together some 2,500 delegates representing more than 116 countries to focus on closing the gaps in global health inequities. ...
A group of environmental and public health leaders has come together to address environmental health challenges and bring a unified voice and leadership to the field.