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CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9-SEPTEMBER 15

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.

Advocacy

Cara Cook of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, a Climate for Health partner, discusses the role of nurses in addressing climate change

The Vital Role of Nurses in Addressing Climate Change Nursing Notes, Johnson and Johnson

Solutions

Public health researchers demonstrate how city planning can be used to make cities more climate resilient

Study on climate change shows how cities can prioritize public health Science Codex

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, more than 300 national, state, and local groups have endorsed the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future (OFF) Act, proposed legislation that's been called "the strongest climate bill ever."

As Nation Reels from Disasters, 300+ Groups Endorse Sweeping Climate Bill by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

"When it comes to mitigating the worst impacts of climate change, keeping excess carbon out of the atmosphere is the prime target for improving the health of our planet. One of the best ways to do that is thought to be locking more of that carbon into the soil that grows our food."

New Study Shows Organic Farming Traps Carbon in Soil to Combat Climate Change by Lela Nargi, Civil Eats

Planetary Health

Too often the environmental and health sectors are "siloed" and do not collaborate for climate solutions.  The field of Planetary Health helps to bridge these gaps.

Health at a Planetary Scale by Howard Frumkin and Sam Myers

VIDEO: The climate-health connection Politico

Resources

During Climate for Health partner American Public Health Association's Extreme Weather Month, see additional ecoAmerica and Climate for Health resources on the connections between climate change, health, and extreme weather

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance ecoAmerica

Lessons from Harvey: the Need to Lead ecoAmerica

Communicating Compassion: Supporting Mental Health Before and After a Storm ecoAmerica