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Fires and Chemicals: A Toxic and Deadly Mix

BY Marcia G. Yerman ON April 15, 2019
  I recently watched the MSNBC hour with Chris Hayes interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. One of my top takeaways was the importance of recognizing the interrelationships between the different challenges that are facing the country. There is a definitive overlap between health issues, environmental justice, jobs, the...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Social Justice, Texas, Toxics

Colorado Women Legislators Say No to Climate Change, Yes to Protecting Kids’ Health

BY Diane MacEachern ON April 5, 2019
You want to get something done? Ask a busy mother. Two of Colorado’s top women officeholders – Speaker of the House Kathleen Collins (KC) Becker and Senator Faith Winter—are tackling nothing less than the biggest problem humanity faces. They are making climate legislation a top...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Colorado, Fracking, Heat and Extreme Weather, Politics, Pollution

Pollen, Climate Change, and Allergies

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 2, 2019
Our friends at Climate Central recently published a research brief outlining their new findings about allergy season:  Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies. Analysis of local temperature data by Climate Central and recent scientific research show that climate change is prolonging their season of...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Allergies, Asthma, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Ozone, Science

Interview with Monica Jahan Bose: Artist, Attorney, Mom Activist

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 2, 2019
This was written by Elizabeth Brandt, field organizer for Moms Clean Air Force Washington, DC  I recently spoke with artist, attorney and mom, Monica Jahan Bose. we’re excited to share her latest project, WRAPture. Here’s some background information: WRAPture is a temporary sari sculpture created with over 60 saris...

TOPICS: Activism, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Motherhood, Social Justice, Washington DC
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