Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 18-24

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Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.
 
CLIMATE ACTION
 
A prominent cast of health professionals and climate professionals gathered in Atlanta on Feb. 16 for the Climate & Health Meeting, co-hosted by the American Public Health Association, The Climate Reality Project, and a variety of other non-government groups, universities and philanthropies. After the original three-day event, organized by the CDC, was cancelled, former Vice President Al Gore and other stakeholders stepped up to revive the conference.
 

Al Gore Hosts Climate and Health Conference in Atlanta (Washington Post)

 

Perspectives From Inside The Climate Change-Human Health Conference That Rose From The Dead (Forbes)

 
COMMUNICATIONS
 
People in rural America are concerned about climate change, and taking action. But don’t call them “environmentalists” – and don’t call it “climate change.”
 

Even in Texas, People Worry About Climate Change (Yale Climate Connections)

 

Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling It Climate Change (The Conversation)

 
SOLUTIONS
 
Pueblo, CO and Moab, UT are the latest American cities to commit to moving towards 100% clean energy.
 

Victory: These Two Cities Just Committed to 100% Renewable Energy (EcoWatch)

 
POLITICS
 
More than 7,500 pages of emails, released just days after Scott Pruitt’s confirmation as head of the EPA, highlight the close connection the former Oklahoma attorney general had with oil and gas executives and lobbyists.
 

Emails Show EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Has Close Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry (CBS News)

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