Climate and Health News: Top Stories for the Week of January 22-28, 2017

By path2positive

Few missed the drama of President Trump’s first week in office, which included a temporary freeze on science communications from federal agencies and the pre-emptive cancellation of a climate and health summit by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Fortunately, health care professionals and other climate advocates have been pushing the #ClimateFacts out there.

Medical journal the Lancet to launch Planetary Health title by Megan Darby, Climate Home

Al Gore revives climate summit the CDC abruptly canceled by Lydia O'Connor, The Huffington Post

Cities and states plan a robust defense of climate science by Ben Adler, Newsweek


The news media are still trying to anticipate how this administration will deal with environmental protection.

What Trump can and can’t do to dismantle Obama’s climate rules by Coral Davenport, The New York Times

Making sense of President Trump’s contradictory energy plan by Elizabeth Shogren, High Country News


Meanwhile, the renewable energy sector is making strides:

SunShot $1 per watt solar cost goal reached years ahead of schedule by Eric Wesoff, Greentech Media

Nation's largest offshore wind farm to be built off Long Island by Diane Cardwell, The New York Times


This past week's blog explained how regional carbon-cutting efforts have improved public health, according to an independent study. (If you subscribe to the blog, you’ll receive it in your inbox automatically.)

Finally, registration opened for Path to Positive Communities’ "Let's Talk Communities and Climate" webinar, coming February 16. You can sign up here.


Think we missed something? Please email [email protected] and we’ll check it out.



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