public health

Baltimore Organizers Say Climate Justice Is Also Health, Housing, and Transit Justice

August 6, 2018

The Baltimore People’s Climate Movement says that climate isn’t just an issue for our natural world; it also impacts our infrastructure and most vulnerable communities

Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study

May 26, 2018

The ‘associations between antibiotic resistance and temperature could be increasing over time’ By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have previously sounded alarms about the growing issue of antibiotic resistance—a problem already linked to overprescribing of antibiotics and industrial farming practices. Now, new research…

EPA Sued for Removing Independent Scientists from its Advisory Board

March 19, 2018

EPA Director Scott Pruitt says that he should be able to choose his own advisors, but Pruitt is giving corporate scientists priority, undermining the public’s health. We speak to Barbara Gottlieb of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the leading plaintiff in the case

As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal’s Agenda

December 2, 2017

The Founder and CEO of GreenLatinos, Mark Magana, discusses why he testified at the EPA’s Clean Power Plan repeal hearing and how Latino children are 40% more likely to die from asthma in the U.S.

Coal Mining Families Say ‘No’ to Repealing Clean Power Plan

November 30, 2017

The EPA held its only public hearing on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, West Virginia–but even in coal country, there was a lot of support for keeping the Obama-era regulation, says Liz Perera, Director of Climate Policy for the Sierra Club

Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 1/2)

October 17, 2017

Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling explain how a warming earth has exacerbated the impact of forest fires, and how climate action could save lives

Lawmakers and Advocates Call for Lowering Toxic Emissions from Local Incinerator

September 29, 2017

Critics say the lax emission limits allow the incinerator to emit over 1,000 tons of dangerous Nitrous Oxides a year

The Real Baltimore: Communities, Not Police Hold the Key to Halting Violence

June 26, 2017

Only stable communities empowered with the necessary resources can stop Baltimore’s out of control violence, say Retired Deputy Police Commissioner Tony Barksdale, law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Rose Street Community Center’s Clayton Guyton, and clinical psychologist Kevin McCamant

Climate Change is a Public Health Threat

April 29, 2017

Leading public health doctor, Georges C. Benjamin says Climate Change is making Americans sick

Lead Poisoning: Baltimore's Forgotten Public Health Crisis

April 20, 2017
In part two, our expert panel discusses how to solve Baltimore’s lead poisoning epidemic