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New ecoAmerica Webinar Now Available – The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce that a recording of our webinar co-produced with the American Psychological Association (APA) on the psychological impacts of climate change is now available online. The webinar is a follow-up to the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica’s recently-released report Beyond Storms & Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change.   The […]

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Former EPA Chiefs Weigh in on What’s Needed for Action on Climate

Four former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs came together last week to call for action on climate change, according to a recent article in The National Journal. The most newsworthy aspect of this story is clearly that all of the EPA heads served under Republican presidents. But also important to note is the former chiefs’ commentary […]

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Register Now: APA/ecoAmerica Webinar on the Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

The American Psychological Association (APA) and ecoAmerica invite you to join us for a free webinar on the psychological impacts of climate change.   At this point, most leaders and policymakers have a solid understanding of the physical impacts of climate change, like increases in the frequency and severity of floods, storms, and droughts. But […]

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Academic Institutions Lead the Way in Climate Solutions

Six higher education institutions were recognized last month for their leadership in educating students about sustainability, climate solutions, and climate adaptation, according to a recent post on Second Nature’s website. Second Nature, a nonprofit that operates the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), presents the awards to ACUPCC signatories that demonstrate exceptional leadership […]

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Clean Med, Clean Climate: Linking Climate, Health, and a Better Future

Last week, nearly 1,000 senior administrators, clinicians, nurses, emergency response teams, operations managers, researchers, architects, engineers, epidemiologists, and city and state administrators representing the broad landscape of sustainable health care came together in Cleveland for the 2014 Clean Med Conference sponsored by Health Care Without Harm – an organization whose President, Gary Cohen, serves as […]

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Hurricanes, Gender & Climate Change

New research indicates that hurricanes with female names kill more people than hurricanes with male names, according to a recent article in The Washington Post. The reason? People interpret the severity of female- and male-named storms differently. In general, people perceive hurricanes with female names to be less risky, and thus take fewer precautions than […]

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New ecoAmerica Report Finds Climate Change Will Have Broad Psychological Effects

ecoAmerica is proud to announce our newest research report, Beyond Storms and Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change. This report, co-produced with the American Psychological Association, chronicles the likely psychological impacts of climate change, from stress, anxiety and depression to increases in violence and aggression, to the loss of community identity.   The report […]

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How San Diego Is Getting Climate Right

For many people, “getting” climate change is an epiphany. They’ve been in doubt or denial for years. Then, all of a sudden – wham – it hits them. They realize that the seasons and weather they around them really are changing. They confront a new reality for the first time: we have a big problem […]

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Leaders From Across the Nation Join MomentUs Summit to Take Action on Climate Change

A diverse group of high-profile leaders including climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” are joining more than 140 leaders from faith, business, health, education and communities to develop actionable solutions to climate change at the MomentUs Leadership Summit on May 21 and 22 in Chicago.   “We […]

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How Collaboration is Advancing Higher Education’s Climate Efforts

Higher education institutions in the United States are famous for their fierce competitiveness. Colleges and universities compete to recruit and retain the brightest students and faculty, secure significant funding for research and infrastructure, and enhance their reputations. They strive to achieve high scores in rankings, which influence their student recruitment success and national stature.   […]

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