CLIMATE AND HEALTH NEWS: TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16-JULY 22

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

As heavy flooding impacts northern Illinois and extreme climate conditions result in the spread of wildfires in California and other western states, another story explores a case study of the intersection of pollution and poverty in the south.

"Thousands of Illinois homes swamped by flood waters as rivers keep rising", by Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters

"Extreme And Aggressive' California Wildfires Force Thousands To Evacuate", by Laurel Wamsley, NPR

"How is pollution connected to race and inequality?", by Ashley Ahearn and Ashley Cleek, KUOW.org.  ("The smog," Powell said, "felt like a light snow falling or like someone had blown on a billion dandelions. When it got on your clothes, you’d itch all over.")

And meanwhile, climate change and landuse decisions contribute to the spread of deadly hantavirus in Brazil and worldwide.

"Brazil risks rodent-borne Hantavirus rise due to sugarcane, climate change - scientists", by Sophie Hares, Reuters

Solutions

But local action and new technology ensure the viability of a renewable energy future.

"Town approves $170,000 solar array project", Associated Press

"Wind, solar do not harm power grid reliability-draft U.S. study", by Timothy Gardner, Reuters

While governments from France to indigenous communities in the United States are taking responsibility.

"Climate scientists flock to France’s call", by Declan Butler, nature.com

"Threatened by climate change, Native American tribes to honor Paris Accord", by Lindsey Gilpin, Newsweek

And new efforts are underway to hold fossil fuel companies and the current administration accountable.

Climate Liability News

Communications

Finally, check out this month's "Meet a Climate Champion" blog to see how ecoAmerica is doing its part to educate scientists and health professionals, like PhD student and food and nutrition researcher Jason Craig, on becoming better communicators on climate and health.

"Get to know a Climate Champion: Jason Craig", by Tim Kelly, ecoAmerica

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