Posts tagged "environment"
Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Special keynotes: Good news regarding climate change and health

Turning the tide against climate effects can be daunting. But during a series of special keynote addresses at the Climate & Health Meeting, leaders spoke about what’s being done to fight back against climate change.
Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Former Vice President Al Gore details dangerous effects of climate change on human health

Gore discussed the many health risks elevated by climate change in his keynote address at the Climate & Health Meeting, including food and nutrient scarcity.
APHA members Latshaw, Jackson: How should public health respond to Flint?

APHA members Latshaw, Jackson: How should public health respond to Flint?

APHA Environment Section members Megan Latshaw and Dick Jackson share their thoughts with Public Health Newswire. on how public health should respond to Flint
The Nation's Health: Public health messaging helps public understand environmental health

The Nation’s Health: Public health messaging helps public understand environmental health

When Megan Weil Latshaw describes herself as an environmental health practitioner, people assume she is in the forest tracking endangered species.
Can we all eat healthy food?

Can we all eat healthy food?

Good nutrition is essential for a healthy lifestyle — but is it possible for everyone?

Jackson says EPA ‘is all about health’ on ‘Colbert Report’

Taking on late night comedian Stephen Colbert last night, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson made her case that a healthy environment is essential to human health.

EPA proposes stronger soot standards to lower particle pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed strengthening its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot. The proposal follows a federal court ruling requiring the agency to update the standard based on the best available science, according to an EPA press release.

Federal agencies announce asthma plan to reduce incidence, promote equity

Asthma is not only one of the most widespread chronic diseases nationally, affecting nearly 26 million Americans, but it also disproportionately affects poor and minority children. To culminate Asthma Awareness Month, U.S. agencies on Thursday presented the “Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities” in Washington, D.C.

Webinar: How climate control will lower health costs

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.

Earth Day is April 22: How are you celebrating?

A local cupcake store in New Jersey is donating 10 percent of its sales to local environmental centers. The Glen Ellyn Park District outside of Chicago is organizing a clean-up day. Even the U.S. Postal Service is holding events to recognize Earth Day.

Partnership Council to create unified voice on environmental health

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.

Health concerns of ‘fracking’ drawing increased attention

Energy independence has become a popular catchphrase, and efforts to achieve it have led companies to hydraulic fracturing. While "fracking" offers hope for a robust domestic supply of energy, it may come at a cost to health. Read more from this story as reported in the March 2012 issue of The Nation's Health.