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Humble inhaler that causes global warming: Drugs giant reveals the devices are biggest emissions – Daily Mail

They are small, apparently harmless devices carried by millions in case of emergency but drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has revealed its asthma inhalers are its biggest single source of greenhouse gas emissions. The British pharmaceutical giant said an astonishing 45…

EPA confirms climate impacts are more adverse for racial minorities in the Southwest – Nevada Current

The worst effects of climate change are disproportionately falling on “underserved communities who are least able to prepare for, and recover from, heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and other impacts,” according to an Environmental Protection Agency report released last…

Experts Worry Increasing Demand To Power ACs Will Make Global Warming Worse – NPR

In Massachusetts, heat in the winter is a public health necessity. Now with summer temperatures climbing, some public health experts say cooling aid is becoming a health priority too. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: People who live in New England know they…

Allergies, asthma, and climate change – Contemporary Pediatrics

Rising global temperatures are detrimental to not only our ecosystem but also our health by, for example, affecting the food supply and exacerbating diseases.1 Many studies have examined correlations between climate change and illness, from cardiovascular to respiratory disease. For…

Our climate is beyond hot | TheHill – The Hill

June 21 is the first full day of astronomical summer — and meteorologists all over the world have declared it #ShowYourStripesDay. On this day, expect to see your TV meteorologist sporting blue, white and red striped ties or pins or…

Achoo! Why warming climate is bad news for your allergies, asthma – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

This article first appeared in the “In This Climate” Newsletter. To sign up, click here — or use the sign up form at the bottom of this article. “If we don’t slow down the cycle, pollen production will only get worse.” Welcome…

Dual impacts of extreme heat, ozone disproportionately hurt poorer areas

(University of California – San Diego) Scientists at UC San Diego, San Diego State University and colleagues find that extreme heat and elevated ozone levels, often jointly present during California summers, affect certain ZIP codes more than others.

Dr. Megan Malgeri: What I tell my patients in a warming world – vtdigger.org

This commentary is by Megan Malgeri, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She practices at the UVMMC-Family Medicine-Milton site. The climate crisis is one of the biggest public health…

When Slowing Global Warming Means Cutting Down Trees: Hard Choices in the Climate Crisis – Union of Concerned Scientists

President Biden recently announced that the US would cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to 50–52 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. While there are many reasons why even this level of ambition isn’t sufficient, it’s still an enormous shift from…

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