The US comes in third for asthma-related air pollution (behind China and India), with 236,000 cases per year.This group of new studies from researchers around the world confirms that air pollution harms children’s health.
Articles by Marcia G. Yerman
A concerned mom questions the health effects of breathing silica dust in the NY subway system.
“Building Climate Justice Investing in Energy Efficiency for a Fair and Just Transition” report calls for reducing energy consumption to save money, create jobs, and protect the viability of the planet.
Learn how fires are disrupting people’s lives–from the petrochemical fire in Texas to wildfires in California–and creating deadly health effects.
A new study has collected data to support the fact that an unequal equation is in play in the US when it comes to the consequences of fine particulate matter air pollution, known as PM2.5.
Kari Rhinehart of If It Was Your Child tells us about the fight to identify and mitigate environmental contamination in Indiana.
Learn about Washington State’s new health justice mapping tool, a free online program that provides an environmental health impact score for each area.
Read about a new study indicating that increasing numbers of Americans are concerned about global warming and want climate action from elected officials.
Read about the ways in which the Trump government shutdown is negatively affecting the environement, workers, and public health.
2018 wasn’t a great year for our planet, but looking forward we see hope in actions by companies, states and localities to address climate change in 2019.
Read about ways to get your kids involved in protecting nature and taking climate action to help prevent climatre catastrophe in their lifetimes.
Read about the phenomenon of climate refugees – people pushed out of their homes due to extreme weather or changing housing markets due to climate change.