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Clean Energy Saves Lives

This September, nearly 200 concerned and committed physicians, nurses, and healthcare and public health professionals from across the country came together in Washington D.C. for an intensive two-day, action-oriented Climate Health Summit. Participants engaged with many of the nation’s leading climate and health experts to learn more about the health harms of climate change and […]

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54% of Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is Real and Humans Play a Role

American opinions about climate change may be far less polarized than we’ve been led to believe. According to a new survey, the majority of Republican voters understand that climate change is happening and favor candidates who plan to address it. By contrast, all of the leading GOP presidential candidates have expressed doubt about climate change. […]

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Where Does Your Business Stand on Climate Action?

I recently had the pleasure of talking with David Brodwin, co-founder of American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), about the different journeys businesses take on their path to sustainability.   His organization got its start when he and his cofounder, David Levine, along with 50 of their like-minded business leaders, realized they all had compelling ideas […]

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Why 14 Mississippi River Mayors Signed a Proclamation Pledging to Reduce Climate Risks

When they signed the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative’s Path to Positive Proclamation in Dubuque, IA, on September 18, 14 U.S. mayors made a historic commitment to take action to reduce climate risks and protect the future of their communities.   Interestingly, these leaders were not the “usual suspect” mayors from big, coastal cities […]

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New Report Confirms We Can Fight Climate Change While Growing the Global Economy

The arguments in favor of climate solutions continue to get stronger. In yet another piece of good news on the climate front, new research from thinktank Heinrich Böll found that many developed nations have already decoupled carbon emissions from economic growth. Members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) boosted their economies by […]

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Looking Back on a Huge Week for Climate Progress

Last week was a very eventful and important one for ecoAmerica and the climate movement.   It started off on Sunday, September 20, with the Climate Health Summit in Washington, D.C. This event, held by Climate for Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and a number of other prominent health organizations, brought together climate and health leaders […]

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On D.C. Visit, Pope Francis Calls for Unity on Climate Action

One of the biggest challenges facing the climate movement in America has been the lack of political will to take meaningful action. While the Obama administration, many state and local governments, and the majority of the population support aggressive measures to tackle climate change, many members of Congress have voiced opposition to climate solutions.   […]

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9 Major U.S. Corporations Commit to 100% Clean Energy

This week brought yet another sign that climate action has reached a tipping point – at Climate Week NYC yesterday, nine large corporations announced their plans to get 100 percent of their power from renewable sources. The companies, which included such household names as Walmart, Starbucks, and Johnson & Johnson, signed on with RE100, a […]

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TV Stars Broadcast a Powerful Climate Message at the Emmys

To build a strong consensus for climate action, we need to bring climate issues into the mainstream. Sunday night’s Emmys broadcast helped accomplish just that by bringing a climate message into living rooms across America. As this Newsweek article reports, a number of celebrities at the ceremony wore green ribbons showing their support for climate […]

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How Climate Change Affects Our Mental Health – and What to Do About It

We’ve talked often on this blog about the health impacts of climate change. Health professionals as well as government leaders are increasingly aware that carbon pollution exacerbates respiratory illnesses and vector-borne diseases – and they also know that we can save thousands of lives and millions of dollars by fighting climate change. But less well […]

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