Posts tagged "climate change"

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.
Obama highlights ACA in 2014 State of the Union address

Obama highlights ACA in 2014 State of the Union address

In last night’s State of the Union address President Barack Obama briefly touched upon declining childhood obesity rates, climate change directives, gun violence prevention and immigration. When it came time to discuss health reform, the president was much more thorough.
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.

President’s climate change plan takes aim at carbon pollution

In the face of rising asthma rates and increasing numbers of floods, heat waves and droughts, President Barack Obama’s administration has been criticized for failing to act strongly enough on climate change.

Aug. 21 news: ER visits, junk food ads, Billy Joel hat tip

Check out the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
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.
State of the Union highlights: Obama addresses public health priorities

State of the Union highlights: Obama addresses public health priorities

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.

Climate science helps public health community prepare

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.