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Climate Change May Increase Risk of Heart Defects in Babies

BY 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

Latinos and the New Climate Movement

BY ON February 1, 2019
This post was written with Mark Magaña, the Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation advocates. It originally appeared at Hispanic LA: It is a myth that Latinos don’t have the time nor interest to care...

TOPICS: Activism, Arizona, California, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Colorado, EPA, Florida, Illinois, Latino Community, Social Justice, Tennessee, Texas

Making Methane Visible in Texas’ Permian Basin Fracking Boom

BY ON November 28, 2018
This was written by Julie Dermansky. It originally posted on DESMOG: There is an LED sign at a Chase Bank in downtown Midland, Texas, the heart of the Permian Basin, which quantifies the current oil boom. It alternates between current rig count, the price of...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Fracking, Natural Gas, Texas