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 29, 2013
On April 2, the National Climate Assessment will be hosting a discussion session for attendees of the National Adaptation Forum in Denver, CO. The session will focus on using the National Climate Assessment in planning and management for adaptation.
Mar 26, 2013
Oceans, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Adaptation
In cooperation with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers prepare for and reduce the current and future impacts of climate change on species, habitats, ecosystems, and the people and economies that depend on them.
Mar 21, 2013
Physical Climate, Modeling, Extreme Events
NOAA issued the three-month U.S. Spring Outlook today, stating that odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought-stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains.
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).
Feb 12, 2013
A recently published report summarizes past and present-day changes in the Earth’s cryosphere and describes the ongoing and potential effects of those changes.
Feb 12, 2013
Mitigation, Carbon Cycle, Energy
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas emissions data gathered through the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).
Feb 6, 2013
Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Cities & Infrastructure, Human Health, Extreme Events, Adaptation
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.