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Tag Results - HEALTH

Previewing the National Climate Assessment

Previewing the National Climate Assessment

Nov 20, 2018

Here are some resources to help you prepare for the upcoming release of Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

Wildfire Smoke Waves

Wildfire Smoke Waves

Aug 15, 2018

Wildfire pollution is threatening the advancements the U.S. has made in cleaning its air, and with climate change, that risk continues to grow.

Mosquito Disease Danger Days

Mosquito Disease Danger Days

Aug 8, 2018

The number of days a year that mosquitoes can transmit disease is increasing in much of the U.S.

Heat Streaks & Summer Sports

Heat Streaks & Summer Sports

Aug 1, 2018

The number of consecutive hot summer days, or heat streaks, is increasing in much of the U.S., impacting sports camps and events such as the Little League World Series.

More Extremely Hot Days

More Extremely Hot Days

Jul 25, 2018

The number of extremely hot summer days is increasing in much of the U.S., and with it, the risk of heat-related illness.

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Jul 11, 2018

Summers are getting hotter, with warming nights driving the rise in average summer temperatures. This increase comes with costs, both financially and to human health.

More Hot Summer Days

More Hot Summer Days

Jun 20, 2018

Summer begins this week, and the number of summer days hotter than normal is climbing in most of in the U.S.

Longer Pollen Season

Longer Pollen Season

Apr 4, 2018

The frost-free season is getting longer, meaning longer pollen and allergy seasons and an increased risk of allergy-induced asthma.

Wildfires & Air Quality

Wildfires & Air Quality

Nov 7, 2017

A Climate Central analysis reveals that wildfire pollution is getting worse in the western U.S., which is having an effect on public health.

Western Wildfires

Western Wildfires

Jul 26, 2017

The number of large wildfires is trending upward in the western U.S. Higher temperatures from increasing greenhouse gases are making conditions more conducive for the spread of fires.

Tick Migration

Tick Migration

Jun 28, 2017

Lyme disease is spreading in the Northeast, with more deer ticks there in a warming world.

The Season of Extreme Heat

The Season of Extreme Heat

Jun 14, 2017

Thanks for partnering with us on The Season of Extreme Heat, our special Climate Matters project raising awareness about the impacts of increasing extreme heat with climate change.

Heavy Downpours & Sewage Overflows

Heavy Downpours & Sewage Overflows

Sep 21, 2016

Increases in heavy precipitation will threaten to worsen incidents of sewage overflows, especially in cities with aging sewage infrastructure.

Stagnant Summer Air

Stagnant Summer Air

Aug 17, 2016

66% of the U.S. is experiencing an increase of 5+ stagnant air days over the past 40 years.

Mosquito Menace

Mosquito Menace

Jul 27, 2016

We examine the local and national trend in number of days each year that are favorable for mosquitoes.

Summer Heat Toolkit

Summer Heat Toolkit

Jul 13, 2016

Extreme heat is the clearest indicator of global warming.

Western Wildfires: Hotter Years, More Fires

Western Wildfires: Hotter Years, More Fires

Jun 28, 2016

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

Allergies Ahead (Pollen)

Allergies Ahead (Pollen)

Apr 27, 2016

There has been an increase in respiratory illnesses triggered by a rise in pollen in recent decades.

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

Nov 18, 2015

Using a traditional letter grade, the report identifies each state's level of preparedness for its climate change risks based on scientific analysis of current and future changes in threats and a review of each state’s policies and actions as compared to other states.

Dangerous Heat & Summer Sports

Dangerous Heat & Summer Sports

Aug 12, 2015

Exercising in the summer heat raises the risk of heat-related illnesses, as it is more difficult for the body to cool itself.

Heat Stress Index

Heat Stress Index

Aug 5, 2015

The combination of temperature and humidity is measured nationally through the Heat Stress Index (similar to the Heat Index).

Mosquitoes & Ticks

Mosquitoes & Ticks

Jul 29, 2015

Disease-carrying pests, such as ticks and mosquitoes, depend on warm, humid environments for survival.

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Jun 24, 2015

More carbon dioxide (CO2) means larger poison ivy plants.

More CO2 = More Pollen

More CO2 = More Pollen

Apr 8, 2015

Pollen counts have already doubled since 1900, and are projected to nearly double again by 2060.

Air Quality

Air Quality

Jul 7, 2013

Heat waves make air quality worse. Global warming means we will see more heat waves in the future, so we are likely to see more days with bad air quality.

Warm Springs & Allergies

Warm Springs & Allergies

Mar 27, 2013

Spring’s warm weather brings blooming flowers and trees, but their pollen is aggravating for people suffering from seasonal allergies