Heat and Extreme Weather

Trump’s Failure to Act on Climate Change Hurts Families

BY 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 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

Health Experts Warn of Dire Impacts of Climate Change

BY ON December 7, 2018
Climate change threatens the health of Americans and is having major impacts now, according to a recent report from the Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals. The annual report, called the Lancet Countdown, is a collaboration of researchers from 27 leading academic institutions,...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Heart Health, Heat and Extreme Weather, Politics, Pollution, Science