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With an eye on climate, a helping hand for health care’s front lines

Summary

The Climate Resilience for Frontline Clinics Toolkit, which was unveiled in December, was created by experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) for distribution by Americares, which works with community health centers and free clinics across the country. The toolbox includes checklists for clinic personnel, instructions on how to create action plans, and easy counsel for patients suffering from diabetes, renal illness, dementia, and other conditions during excessive heat. According to studies, 81 percent of clinic personnel have encountered a severe weather-related interruption in the previous three years, and 80 percent seek education and training to assist them serve patients when faced with climate catastrophes. The toolbox, which can be found on the Americares website, includes information for high heat, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods.

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January 20, 2023
Impact
Impact

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry unanimously granted tax credits totaling millions of dollars for two huge industrial projects in Plaquemines and Caldwell parishes.

January 25, 2023
Health
Health

Dr. Earthea Nance, Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency for Region 6, visited with communities 29 times in FY2022.

January 25, 2023
Health
Health

SOURCE Global, a public benefit organization, is collaborating with Texas politicians and charities to provide safe drinking water.

January 25, 2023
Social Justice
Social Justice

More than a third of Harris County's acreage is in a FEMA-designated flood plain, a statistic that is anticipated to rise significantly when FEMA issues revised flood maps.

January 26, 2023
Impact
Impact

Every day, the process of processing crude oil into petroleum creates millions of gallons of wastewater containing hazardous chemicals and heavy metals.

January 26, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.

January 26, 2023
Carbon Emissions
Carbon Emissions

According to a Texas Tribune review of state statistics dating back to 1999, heat-related mortality in Texas set a new high for the century last year.

January 27, 2023
Health
Health

According to official statistics, the typical inhabitant in the northeast Houston neighborhood of Settegast can expect to live for 66 years.

January 27, 2023
Climate Change
Climate Change

This year's Open Forum, a Davos 2023 side event, highlighted views from communities who are underrepresented in global business and government.

January 27, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

South Africa has identified more than 60 billion rand ($3.5 billion) in investments needed to assist communities in the coal-mining province of Mpumalanga.

January 16, 2023
Impact
Impact

Community solar projects include the building of huge photovoltaic (PV) systems, the net outputs of which are subsequently allocated to consumers in other areas.

January 16, 2023
Climate Change
Climate Change

A newly released special research issue pulls participants and contributions from four continents and contains articles that explore global or transnational viewpoints.

January 16, 2023
Social Justice
Social Justice

Municipalities are pushing green climate-adaptive infrastructure projects to mitigate climate hazards and maximize socio-environmental advantages.

January 18, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

Researchers investigated the challenges that stakeholders (government, community, and consultants) face while implementing a new California legislation (Senate Bill 1000) requirin

January 19, 2023
COP27
COP27

The Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD) coalition led the development of a real-time unit to monitor, expose, and resist anti-climate campaigns in the run-up to the 2022.