Climate and Health News: Top Stories for the Week of January 15-21, 2017

By path2positive

The news was sobering during a week that began with Congress' moves to repeal Obamacare and culminated in the inauguration of a President who denies climate change.

References to climate change scrubbed from the White House website by Jason Koebler, Motherboard

How pulling out of the Paris climate pact would hinder the fight against HIV/AIDS by Brian King, The Conversation

 

 

Yet voters say they want government to protect the environment:

Poll: 60% of Americans, unlike Trump, want strong EPA by Chris Kahn, Reuters

 

New science showed us the climate-and-health challenges ahead:

Northeast U.S. warming is off the charts, study finds by Ari Phillips, Fusion

Climate change threatens American agriculture by Kendra Pierre-Louis, Popular Science

 

Through it all, the healthcare sector continued to lead with new partnerships, insights, and tools.

Nurses and EPA launch partnership to fight the health impacts of climate change by Josh Alexander, Lake Powell Life

Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time by Renzo R. Guinto, Los Angeles Times

New online data tool lets city leaders examine and take action on the health of their urban populations by NYU Langone Medical Center

 

Think we missed something? Please email miranda@ecoamerica.org and we’ll check it out.

 

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