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Tag Results - HEALTH

Fall Temperature Trends

Fall Temperature Trends

Sep 4, 2019

Fall is getting warmer for most of the United States, resulting in drawn-out mosquito and allergy seasons, and continued energy demands for cooling.

Climate Change Could Threaten Air Quality Across the Country

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Climate Change Could Threaten Air Quality Across the Country

Jul 31, 2019

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements. This Climate Central reporting bulletin provides local data, charts and reporting suggestions to help you cover air quality and warming in your area.

Ozone Pollution: The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty

Ozone Pollution: The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty

Jul 31, 2019

Despite major air quality improvements since the Clean Air Act, pollutants like ground-level ozone can still reach unhealthy levels. Analysis of EPA data reveals an “ozone problem” in 54 of 244 cities analyzed, which threatens to get worse in the future with climate change.

 Summer Heat Means Stagnant Air

Summer Heat Means Stagnant Air

Hotter summers often lead to more stagnant air—trapping air pollutants that can cause health problems. This release is the first of two on the links between heat and air quality; next week will focus on ground-level ozone.

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

Jul 10, 2019

Climate change is making local heat extremes all the more extreme, heightening health risks.

Wildfire Season Preview

Wildfire Season Preview

May 29, 2019

As the wildfire season begins, data reported to the U.S. Forest Service shows an increase in the number and acres burned of large western wildfires, especially in warmer years.

More Pollen Calling

More Pollen Calling

Mar 27, 2019

Warming temperatures have lengthened U.S. growing seasons by weeks or even months in cities across the U.S., extending the allergy season.

Your Changing Allergy Season

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Your Changing Allergy Season

Mar 27, 2019

Allergy season is starting up, and climate change means more time for plants to grow and send out pollen.

World Water Day

World Water Day

Mar 20, 2019

Happy World Water Day! We explore how the increased flooding, drought, and heat from climate change are impacting our water supply.

Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

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Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

Feb 20, 2019

Climate change is already fueling disasters and contributing to flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and the spread of disease, with worse impacts ahead.

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Dec 5, 2018

As the climate changes, we are seeing more extreme weather events with billion-dollar price tags and 2018 is no exception.

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.

Disease Danger Days on the Rise

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Disease Danger Days on the Rise

Aug 8, 2018

Pests like mosquitoes, ticks thrive in a warming world. And in a new report, most cities see jump in mosquito “disease danger days."

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.

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.

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.

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