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CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14-OCTOBER 20

By Tim Kelly
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Each week, Climate for Health shares the past week’s most interesting and useful climate stories. Check in to learn about major developments in climate and health, new findings in climate research, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.

Impacts

Climate for Health Leadership Circle member Dr. Philip Landrigan discusses a new report published in The Lancet on  the health impacts of pollution.

Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined by Susan Brink, NPR

Puerto Ricans have been turning to some potentially risky sources for drinking water following Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Ricans pump drinking water from hazardous-waste: report by Max Greenwood, The Hill

The effects of extreme heat on mental health are profound.

Extreme Heat Takes a Toll on Our Mental Health by Lauren Reiser, Natural Resources Defense Council

Politics

Despite the Trump Administration's efforts, Al Gore remains hopeful about global progress on climate solutions.

Trump can't undo progress on climate change, Gore tells Pittsburgh crowd by Natasha Lindstrom, TribLive.com

Solutions

Legislation in Maryland would expand the benefits of renewable energy solutions in the state.

More renewable energy will help the climate, health and economy by Karla Raettig, Maryland League of Conservation Voters for MarylandReporter.com

A new floating wind energy project off the coast of Scotland provides a model for other regions looking to expand where they can generate power.

See the World's First Floating Wind Farm by Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic

This week is ecoAmerica's American Climate Leadership Summit!  Over 250 leaders from health, faith, local communities and beyond are convening for cross-sector collaboration on ways to Take Up the Mantle in the face of federal level climate policy inaction.  Check out last year's Summit report and this year's list of speakers.