HHS Says It Will Treat Climate Change as a Health Issue

HHS Says It Will Treat Climate Change as a Health Issue

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced that the HHS will be creating a new office to address climate change as a public health issue. The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity will analyze how global warming is affecting Americans’ health and operate initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and […]

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Climate Change’s Impact on the Afghanistan Crisis click button

Climate Change’s Impact on the Afghanistan Crisis

Afghanistan was ranked the 6th most climate insecure country in the world, according to the Germanwatch Global Climate Index, and many news stories have been written in recent years about the country’s struggles with extreme drought, devastating floods, and melting glaciers that have contributed to food insecurity and devastating losses by the nation’s farmers. 

Why This Matters: Fox News and Steven Miller quickly responded by mocking the story.

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Print Media Reports on Climate Change with 90% Accuracy, Study Finds

Print Media Reports on Climate Change with 90% Accuracy, Study Finds

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer According to an international study from the University of Colorado Boulder and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), major print media in five countries have covered climate change with a 90% accuracy rate over the last 15 years. The study found that coverage of man-made climate change is less frequently framed controversially and […]

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Tropical Storm Grace Batters Haiti In Aftermath of Devastating Earthquake

Tropical Storm Grace Batters Haiti In Aftermath of Devastating Earthquake

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Following a devastating earthquake and a battering by Tropical Storm Grace, Haiti’s death and injury toll has risen to nearly 10,000. After riding out the storm in buildings spared by the 7.2 magnitude quake, residents and rescue teams must now resume the search for missing people in the rubble of not only the earthquake […]

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Fish Are Moving to Poles, And Management Isn’t Keeping Up

Fish Are Moving to Poles, And Management Isn’t Keeping Up

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer As the world’s oceans warm, fish are moving toward the poles where waters are colder. A new study finds that fishing regulations haven’t adapted to the new climate change-fueled reality. The researchers looked at 10 East Coast ports, where water temperatures are rising especially quickly and found that species […]

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Warmer Waters Threaten Maine’s Shrimp Fishery

Warmer Waters Threaten Maine’s Shrimp Fishery

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Lobster isn’t Maine’s only tasty crustacean: shrimp from the New England state were once a seasonal delicacy. But the fishery has been closed since 2013, and the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine has made survival difficult for the cold-water shrimp. This fall, a regulatory board is likely to extend […]

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