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Day 1: ecoAmerica in Paris – Health and Climate

ecoAmerica’s Vice President of Development, Peggy Knudson, is in Paris for the climate talks (COP21). She will be sending dispatches from Paris all week, sharing firsthand observations and analysis, and interviewing climate and ecoAmerica leaders. Today Peggy shares an interview with Dr. John Balbus, ecoAmerica leader and senior adviser to the director of the National […]

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How to Talk About Climate Change at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is spending time with my family, especially extended family members whom I don’t get to see often enough. Our time together includes the usual Thanksgiving traditions – eating specially prepared food (I’m bringing my signature apple pie this year), watching football, and taking a walk between the main […]

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Announcing the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, May 20-21

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce our 5th annual leadership summit. Path to Positive, the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, is being held on May 20th and 21st, 2015 in Washington, DC.   The Path to Positive begins with the simple premise that the greatest obstacle to our nation leading on climate change isn’t a lack of […]

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Talking About Climate at a High School Reunion

Last Friday I celebrated my 30th high school reunion with over 150 classmates in my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada; this Monday, I was eager to kick off Climate Week at the Civil Society Event on Action in Climate Change and Health on the other side of the country in New York City. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have publicly […]

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New MIT Study Makes the Health Case for Climate Solutions That Much Stronger

ecoAmerica research indicates that emphasizing the benefits of acting on climate is critical to building support for solutions. New research from MIT recently featured by Greenwire may make that just a little bit easier. MIT researchers found that the health benefits of common climate policies offset between 26 and 1,050 percent of their cost. The study, […]

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Hot Town: Summer in the City

Among the many anticipated and increasingly observed adverse impacts of a warning climate is a rise of the urban “heat island” effect. Local leaders have begun addressing this problem with simple measures that protect their citizens from dangerous heat while also saving energy.   Climate Central recently posted a report detailing observed increases in urban […]

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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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What Do Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Really Mean?

Climate advocates mention rising global temperatures all the time. In fact, that’s what the “global warming” means in its most basic sense. Yet what will rising temperatures actually amount to? A lot of health effects we probably don’t want, says a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council featured in The New York Times. […]

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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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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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