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2017 Annual Report
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report

The Consortium is growing, getting its message out, and state-level activity is growing:
View the illustrated Annual Report here
2018 Annual Meeting
Register for Climate & Health Solutions Conference 
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • April 9-10, 2018
  • Space is limited
As part of your registration, make sure to also sign up to visit Congress from 1:00-5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 10. Please note, visits later in the day (after 6 pm) are more likely to include a member of Congress; arrange a flight home at or after 7 pm if possible.
Please contact Karmjot Randhawa if you have any questions regarding registration or sponsorship opportunities at 
March 2018 Champion of the Month

Dr. Stephen Hansen 

Dr. Stephen Hansen discusses the ways in which climate change is already impacting public health in the U.S. and warns about the need to change our policies to avoid worsening impacts.
Members in Action
A Kansas City physician testifies on behalf of the National Medical Association and the Consortium at the Kansas City Hearing on Termination of the Clean Power Plan.
If you have signed up to be a Medical Champion for Climate & Health, please remember to log your activities - (Including your presentations, research, media activities, and policy visits!) 

Would you like to become a Champion? Sign up here!
The News
Why intact forests are important

A new study in Nature discusses how intact forests are critically important for mitigating climate change, maintaining water supplies, safeguarding biodiversity and even protecting human health.
Energy Efficiency: Saving Energy, Saving Lives (Report) (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy)

A new report, The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency, details how energy efficiency can benefit health, including preventing 30,000 asthma attacks each year. READ MORE or Watch Video
In Germany’s car capital, the unthinkable: A ban on cars
(The New York Times)

A court ruling has shaken Stuttgart, where it may soon be illegal to drive a diesel-powered Mercedes in parts of the cityREAD MORE
China beats 2017 coal-fired power capacity reduction target (Reuters)

China, the world’s biggest coal user, has vowed to improve its notorious air pollution and upgrade its fossil-fuel dominant energy structure by cutting coal consumption and boosting clean energy use. 
Cimate threats could accelerate  
Welcome to the age of climate migration  (Rolling Stone)

Extreme weather due to climate change displaced more than a million people from their homes last year. It could soon reshape the nation. READ MORE
Methane pollution is higher than we think (NPR)

Pennsylvania’s gas drilling industry is releasing much more methane into the atmosphere than the state is reporting.
Unexpected news from the North Pole (The Washington Post)

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year.
Everyone is at risk, but some face greater danger
LA County isn’t doing enough to protect people living near oil wells, study says (
Oil wells should be five times farther from homes and schools than they currently are to keep people from getting sick. READ MORE
CE Credit
  • Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health

    This EPA course is designed for family medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, occupational and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, asthma educators, pulmonary specialists, cardiologists, and other medical professionals.

The following webinars are part of an ongoing series that focus on pediatric and reproductive environmental health:
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