Climate Change

Moms Testify at EPA Mercury Hearing

BY ON March 21, 2019
Dozens of Moms Clean Air Force members and staff from more than 15 states testified this week at the only public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to attack the legal foundation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The moms, dads, and...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Cancer, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Washington DC

“We Are Never Too Small to Make a Difference!” Photos of Hope from the Kids’ Climate Strike

BY ON March 18, 2019
It was estimated that 1.4 million students from around the world skipped classes and went on strike last Friday to demand action on climate change. “This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice,” wrote 16 year old Swedish activist and strike leader Greta Thunberg, who...

TOPICS: Activism, Children's Health, Climate Change, Massachusetts, Pollution, Renewable Energy, Schools, Social Justice

Montana’s Wildfire Smoke Affects Climate and Health

BY ON March 11, 2019
When the smoke from the Rice Ridge Fire cleared two years ago, a team of researchers from University of Montana began tracking the lung health of local residents. Until recently, there had been no research on the effects of wildfire smoke on the general population. The results of the...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heart Health, Heat and Extreme Weather, Montana, Pollution