CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13-AUGUST 19

By path2positive

Every Monday, 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.

Conservation

The Trump administration has ordered a review of the status of 27 national monuments, including four in Arizona, but Arizonans overwhelmingly support maintaning these open spaces according to a recent poll.

Poll: Arizona overwhelmingly supports protecting land, air, climate by Brandon Loomis, The Republic

Impacts

The combination of poverty and extreme weather, such as drought, provides duanting mental health challenges for farmers in India.

Study: Farmer Suicides Increase Because of Climate Change by Katy Daigle, Associated Press

The National Institutes of Health has more information about what aspects of human health are affected by climate.

How Climate Change Could Already Be Affecting Your Health by Gillian Mohney, Healthline

Politics

A carbon tax provides a market-based solution, and opportunity, for pro-climate conservatives in the United States.

The Republicans Trying to Fight Climate Denial in Their Own Party by Cameron Harley, Vice

Solutions

From 2007 to 2015, wind and solar energy and emissions regulations saved an astounding number of lives in the U.S.

US wind and solar power helped prevent up to 12,700 deaths by Ian Johnston, Independent

Water utilities are seeing the co-benefits for water supply and clean energy of increasingly less expensive floating solar panels.

Floating Solar Power: A New Frontier for Green-Leaning Water Utilities by Matt Weiser, News Deeply

Supermarkets use a tremendous amount of energy for cold food storage.  An EPA program on the chopping block has helped them cut back and conserve.

Cold Food, Hot Air by John Fialka, Scientific American

Nearly 30 years ago humanity came together to fix the ozone layer- an action that had co-benefits for climate change as well.  Can we come together now to solve the climate crisis?

We Saved The Ozone. Here’s How We Can Save Everything Else by Kate Ryan, Good

Is your city among the country's most sustainable?

America's Most (and Least) Sustainable Cities, Ranked by Teresa Mathew, CityLab

Technology

A new startup is using biotechnology to help scientists and farmers adapt our food supply to a changing climate.

Boston Startup Hopes Its Seeds Will Help Farmers Cope With Climate Change by Asma Khalid, WBUR

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