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.
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.
Check out the latest public health news, reviews and happenings today, Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
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.
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.