Spring Weather Preparedness: Storms, Floods—and Yes, Tornadoes

Until 1950, United States weathermen were forbidden from using the T-word: tornadoes. Yet, in the early 20th century, tornadoes were...

Mar 28, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

  • Environmental Factors Cause One in Four Deaths Worldwide

    A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that environmental factors like air, water, and soil pollution cause one...

    Mar 25, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • Learn More about the Model Aquatic Health Code Network on World Water Day

    Today marks World Water Day, an international observance sponsored by the United Nations that inspires people to learn more about...

    Mar 22, 2016 | Kelsey Edge

  • Attend Environmental Health Sessions at the 2016 Preparedness Summit

    The Preparedness Summit, held this year in Dallas April 19-22, is the first and longest running national conference on public health...

    Mar 21, 2016 | Amy Chang

  • February 2016 Shatters Global Temperature Records

    Temperature data from February 2016, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin, has led top climate scientists to warn of...

    Mar 17, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • EPA Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This...

    Mar 01, 2016 | Amy Chang

  • NACCHO, ASTHO Release Joint Statement on the Lead Contamination Crisis in Flint, MI

    The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan touches on almost every aspect in the daily life of a health department: lead poisoning,...

    Feb 02, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • 2015 Likely to be Named Warmest Year in History

    Global temperatures ran hot lost year—even hotter than in 2014, which, when the calendar ran out at the end of December, cemented its...

    Jan 04, 2016 | Chris Mills

  • Funding Available to Support Environmental Health Interns at Local Health Departments

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs,...

    Dec 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Spring Weather Preparedness: Storms, Floods—and Yes, Tornadoes

    Until 1950, United States weathermen were forbidden from using the T-word: tornadoes. Yet, in the early 20th century, tornadoes were everywhere: ripping through southern and Midwest states, shouting in sky-high fonts from the front page of newspapers, and starring in harrowing newsreels. According to a recent piece in Atlas Obscura, there was one place, however, […]

    Mar 28, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

    Environmental Factors Cause One in Four Deaths Worldwide

    A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that environmental factors like air, water, and soil pollution cause one in four deaths worldwide. The report says that 12.6 million people died in 2012 as a result of pollution, chemical exposure, climate change, ultraviolet light, and other issues. Such environmental factors led people to […]

    Mar 25, 2016 | Katie Regan

    Learn More about the Model Aquatic Health Code Network on World Water Day

    Today marks World Water Day, an international observance sponsored by the United Nations that inspires people to learn more about water-related issues and to take action to make a difference. This year many will focus on the power that water and jobs have to transform people’s lives. Almost half of the world’s workers (1.5 billion people) work […]

    Mar 22, 2016 | Kelsey Edge

    Attend Environmental Health Sessions at the 2016 Preparedness Summit

    The Preparedness Summit, held this year in Dallas April 19-22, is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. This year, the Summit focuses on resiliency and recovery. There are several exciting sessions related to environmental health. Read more about the sessions below: Danger at the Dinner Table: Understanding and Addressing Existing […]

    Mar 21, 2016 | Amy Chang

    February 2016 Shatters Global Temperature Records

    Temperature data from February 2016, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin, has led top climate scientists to warn of a “climate emergency.” According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data, the average global surface temperature in February 2016 was 1.35 degrees Celsius warmer than the long term average for the month (established […]

    Mar 17, 2016 | Katie Regan

    EPA Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This online mapping tool provides the public, water system operators, state programs, and federal agencies with critical information to help safeguard the sources of America’s drinking water. DWMAPS allows users to learn about their watershed and understand […]

    Mar 01, 2016 | Amy Chang

    NACCHO, ASTHO Release Joint Statement on the Lead Contamination Crisis in Flint, MI

    The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan touches on almost every aspect in the daily life of a health department: lead poisoning, water quality, health equity, reproductive health, and other social, political, and environmental impacts. This crisis underscores the basic fundamental need to have safe food, air, and water. As always, the role of our […]

    Feb 02, 2016 | Katie Regan

    2015 Likely to be Named Warmest Year in History

    Global temperatures ran hot lost year—even hotter than in 2014, which, when the calendar ran out at the end of December, cemented its status as the warmest year on record. But then came 2015, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin and may soon take up the mantle of hottest year in recorded history (Jan. 11 update: […]

    Jan 04, 2016 | Chris Mills

    Funding Available to Support Environmental Health Interns at Local Health Departments

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, is accepting applications for 30 summer 2016 environmental health interns sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Local, state, and tribal environmental health departments are eligible to host students from accredited universities and...

    Dec 01, 2015 | Katie Regan

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