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CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 2-JULY 8

By Tim Kelly
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While the Trump administration is busy cutting back environmental regulations that support and promote the public's health, it is also making it more difficult for people to obtain the medical care they need to treat the impacts of those decisions

"The E.P.A.’s Dangerous Anti-Regulatory Policies" by Elizabeth Colbert, The New Yorker

"Trumpcare and climate change will have the same victims" by Emma Foehringer Merchant, Grist

And meanwhile local communities, including those most vulnerable due to socioeconomic status, geography, or both, bear some of the greatest burdens

"FEATURE-Fight, flee, or wait and see? Locals face hard choices as Louisiana coast recedes" by Ellen Wulfhorst, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"In Atlantic City, residents feel injustice of climate change" by Hari Sreenivasan, PBS Newshour

But a concerned public continues to put anger into action as local communities, businesses, and foreign governments step up to the plate

"Walking the Line: A two-week journey on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route" by Kara West, The Daily Climate

"US may still meet Paris accord targets, UN chief says" by Mythili Sampathkumar, Independent

As all eyes were on the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany...

"World Leaders Move Forward on Climate Change, Without U.S." by Steven Erlanger, Alison Smale, Lisa Friedman, and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times

More to come next week...

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Tim Kelly is the Climate for Health Program Manager at ecoAmerica.  He has over six years of experience working within the health sector conducting outreach and education on the impacts of environment on our health.  If you have comments, questions, ideas, or would like to submit a blog of your own, feel free to contact Tim at timk@ecoamerica.org.