CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6-AUGUST 12

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.

Impacts

In rural India, climate change exacerbates drought and existing gender inequality and highlights the importance of land-ownership for women's rights

Landless and widowed women in south India bear brunt of drought by Rina Chandran, Reuters

Solutions

While in the United States new commitments and job training programs lead to co-benefits for local solutions and affordable renewable energy options

Nonprofit installs solar panels on roofs of lower-income households — free by Mary Hui, The Washington Post

Orlando commits to 100 percent renewable energy citywide by 2050 by Monivette Cordeiro, Orlando Weekly

Alliant Energy seeks to expand wind power operation in Iowa by Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal

And applications of new technology and old knowledge increase adaptive capacity

How sea-rise ready is your home or business? Startup offers the lowdown by Nancy Dahlberg, Miami Herald

‘Spongy’ Soil Can Help Farmers Combat Climate Change by Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News

And a rare celestial event highlights the growing importance of solar power- and a new role for natural gas

The Eclipse Will Give Us a Glimpse of the Future of Natural Gas by Chris Martin, Mark Chediak, and Naureen S. Malik, Bloomberg

Advocacy

Meanwhile, experts, new and well established, call for national leadership on climate action

These youth of color are organizing to address climate change by Jenna Gray, PBS Newshour

Former EPA head calls on Trump to heed the climate science by Michael Casey, The Hour

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