Both NASA and NOAA have ranked May 2014 as the planet’s hottest May since records began in 1880. UPDATE (Jul 22, 2014): NOAA has ranked June 2014 as Earth's hottest June on record, making it the second such record-breaking month in a row.
May 29, 2014
Oceans, Physical Climate, Observations, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Education, Indicators, Human Health
A new EPA report presents a set of 30 indicators that track the causes and effects of climate change. Written for general audiences, the report aims to help readers understand long-term climate-related trends observed across the atmosphere, oceans, snow and ice, ecosystems, and public health.
May 16, 2014
International, Carbon Cycle, Agriculture & Food, Human Health, Adaptation
A study published recently in the journal Nature contends that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will decrease the amount of zinc and iron in certain staple crops like wheat, rice, and soybeans.
Oct 29, 2013
Scenarios, Coasts, Cities & Infrastructure, Extreme Events, Adaptation
Recognizing that large storms are expected to grow more frequent and more severe as a result of climate change, the Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region -- and all of America -- more resilient. This goal is a guiding principle of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
Apr 23, 2013
A new analysis recently published in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, looks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research portfolio on climate change and human health.
Apr 4, 2013
Adaptation, Extreme Events, Human Health
Many public health impacts have been predicted for climate change, but there has been relatively little exploration of ways to minimize the risks and develop long-term adaptation strategies, according to a recent article published in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).
Apr 4, 2013
Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week (NPHW). Since 1995, communities across the United States have designated the first week of April as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
Mar 29, 2013
For the first time, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally brought together their grantees working on climate change and human health, to share their research findings and discuss practical strategies for implementing this knowledge.
Mar 5, 2013
Adaptation, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Human Health
Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change, according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C).
Sep 27, 2010
Human Health, Extreme Events, Adaptation
A new document is available: When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health During Drought Conditions A Guide for Public Health Professionals.