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Final opportunity to comment (ending May 15). is still accepting public comments regarding the federal effort to review and rescind EPA regulations affecting climate change, specifically carbon dioxide, methane, and coal ash.
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This Week's News
We asked President Trump to meet regarding the Paris Agreement
As President Trump meets with members of his administration and outside experts to weigh whether or not to stay a party to the 2015 Paris agreement, America’s doctors are asking him to honor the commitment made by the United States. 
Cleaner energy is the answer.
Chicago aims to power city-owned buildings with 100% renewable energy
The green energy trend for municipalities has been growing: Aspen, CO; Burlington, VT; Georgetown, TX; San Diego; San Francisco have all set similar goals.
GOP fails to kill methane rule in a Capitol Hill defeat for oil and gas industry.
The rule limits venting and flaring gas, a move estimated to prevent 180,000 tons of methane from leaking into the atmosphere every year. READ MORE
The risk of climate change could be greater than predicted.
Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn
Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change. READ MORE
Climate change is real and human-caused.
Why a former professional climate change denier decided to fight for science.
The hardest part of reversing climate change may be convincing skeptics of the need to do so. Although scientists who study the issue overwhelming agree that the earth is undergoing rapid and profound climate changes due to the burning of fossil fuels, a minority of the public remains stubbornly resistant to that fact. READ MORE
Climate change is affecting the health of people around the world.
Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly disease
Climate change makes a new chronic kidney disease worse, "and it will grow and grow.”
Communication Training Webinar
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Join us for a webinar, designed for our Medical Champions for Climate & Health. During this 1-hour webinar, you will learn effective communication tools, i.e. how to educate your patients, your colleagues, and the public about climate and health-related issues. You will also learn more about the upcoming improvements to our website as we create new ways to support you through the launch of our Champions portal.
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