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Climate Change is a Minority Health Issue

by Stephanie Cleland In February, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) attended and tabled at the 41st Annual Minority Health Conference in Chapel Hill. The inspiring keynotes and interesting side sessions emphasized how much work is still needed to achieve health...

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We’re All In This Together

by June Blotnick, Executive Director COVID-19 has made our world both smaller and more globally connected at the same time. We especially appreciate our members, volunteers, and partners who may be in the direct line of service in communities across our state. We are...

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CANCELED: 2020 NC BREATHE Conference and All Upcoming Events

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clean Air Carolina has decided to be cautious, follow the lead of others and cancel all our upcoming Clean Air Carolina events, including the 2020 NC BREATHE conference, all Particle Falls programming, and Making Air Visible. All...

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Preparing for Disparate Climate Change Impacts

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky Update: 2020 NC BREATHE Conference Canceled The theme of the 2020 NC BREATHE Conference (Health, Equity, and the Climate Crisis in North Carolina) arose from the conference proceedings and participant discussions of 2019 NC BREATHE....

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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

by Daniel Parkhurst Clean Air Carolina says goodbye to Policy Manager Daniel Parkhurst. Working for a nonprofit can be challenging. Often you feel like a scrappy bunch of idealists working against institutions and companies with hundreds of times the staff and...

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GUEST BLOG: Air Pollution And Children’s Health

by Dr. Aaron Levy Climate change and air pollution affect everyone. But children, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses like asthma are most vulnerable to the negative consequences. We often can’t see the impact air quality has on children’s health, making it...

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GUEST BLOG: Air Quality Education at Whitewater Middle School

by Jessica Jones “We are a community of learners, who through relationships are building awareness of environmental, racial, social, and economic inequities. This knowledge inspires us to serve with our communities to advocate, to heal, and to 'lift as we climb.'" I...

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2020 NC BREATHE Keynotes and Sessions Announced

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky Update: 2020 NC BREATHE Conference Canceled The sixth annual NC BREATHE Conference is less than two months away! 2020 NC BREATHE will provide an interactive forum for health professionals, researchers, communities, policymakers, and...

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Public Health Rollbacks Are Back at the EPA

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky Over the past couple of years, the EPA has proposed rules that would harm human health, exacerbate climate change, and worsen air pollution, all in direct contradiction to their mission. Thanks to the hard work of concerned citizens,...

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