Learn about the impacts of a changing climate on your state at the States At Risk website. This website focuses on the major impacts of extreme heat, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding and inland flooding for each U.S. state.
Climate policy across the United States is failing to address the problem — learn about the hurdles, efforts, and analysis of some pathways for moving forward: Climate Policy Conflict in the U.S. published in Climatic Change
Analysis of the Public Health Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas
Initiative. (An analysis considering air quality and associated health and other benefits).
by Act Global
Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of. (Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous.)
by The Guardian
Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in New York State
by Union of Concerned Scientists
The Health Impacts Of Air Pollution From Oil & Gas Facilities On African American Communities.
by NAACP & Clean Air Task Force
The Value of a Clean and Healthy Delaware River
by Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Fracking by the Numbers The Damage to Our Water, Land and Climate from a Decade of Dirty Drilling
by: Environment America Research & Policy Center
Fracking’s Deadly Toll
by: Harvard Magazine
Healthy environments are a tremendous economic driver for communities and states. For example:
–> According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, tourism is the single largest source of private capital for Hawaii’s economy. On average, visitors to Hawaii spend over $48 million a day, generating nearly $18 billion a year. These investments in Hawaii businesses and sites generate over $2 billion a year in state tax revenue. And of course, all of this investment and tourism supports good paying jobs throughout our Hawaiian Islands.
Our overuse of plastics is getting into babies:
–> Microplastics found in breast milk for the first time.
by Global Times
Pollution by Per and Polyfluoroalkly chemicals (PFAS, PFOS) is harming human health, and the viability of multiple farms:
–> Maine: Second Farm Shuttered due to Massive PFAS Contamination
by: Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
–> New Mexico: Groundwater Contamination Devastates A New Mexico Dairy and Public Health
by: NM Political Report