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The Green New Deal is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

BY Diane MacEachern ON February 11, 2019
The Green New Deal hit the US with the force of a Katrina-sized hurricane when it was unveiled last week – and yes, the comparison is fitting. The GND, as it’s being called, aims to eliminate the carbon emissions fueling climate change and the resulting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Natural Gas, Politics, Renewable Energy

Climate Change May Increase Risk of Heart Defects in Babies

BY Laura Dorwart ON February 5, 2019
Any mom who has experienced heat exposure while pregnant knows just how harrowing it can be. Having entered the last trimester of my pregnancy during a summer in San Diego with unreliable air conditioning, I still remember how uncomfortable and vulnerable I felt. That feeling...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah

Trump’s Failure to Act on Climate Change Hurts Families

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON January 16, 2019
This op-ed was written by Elizabeth Gore, the Environmental Defense Fund’s senior vice president of political affairs. It originally posted at The Hill:  As the federal government shutdown and the rancorous border wall dispute consumes much of our attention, President Trump reiterated his threat to withhold essential wildfire response funds...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Economics, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Renewable Energy

Interview With Dr. Gredia Huerta Montanez, Environmental Health Pediatrician

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON December 11, 2018
This is an interview with Dr. Gredia Huerta Montanez, an environmental health pediatrician in Puerto Rico and a member of the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee: Dr. Huerta Montanez, can you please tell us about the work you do as an environmental...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Science
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