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EnviRN News – September 19, 2017 Weather States Gas Chemicals

September 19, 2017

Summer is over, at least in a couple days. Time to get out L’autunno. Though maybe to keep us in the environmental mood a little Big Yellow Taxi, Where Do The Children Plan, or We Can Run (ok, the latter is Grateful Dead, can’t help myself).


It seems so important to say MAYBE on whether climate change has led to the onslaught of hurricanes, drought, fires, tornados, and other weather extremes. Of course there is NO MAYBE about it. Nonetheless it is useful to have some ways to talk about it. Go to Warm Water, and Warm Water II.  Of course it was predicted, go to Warm Water III. We are all watching the change in our local agriculture, but what do you do if your state is known for a crop, go to No More Peach State.


This looks like a good conference on state level activity. Note that there is a streaming option if you do not live in NY. I don’t know if it will be archived. Go to States.


We have said before on these pages the only real solution to global warming is to leave those fossil fuels in the ground. So, if you were thinking natural gas will save us Go to Gas. Here is the language about transition at – Go To EDF. Maybe someone was standing on the deck of the Titanic yelling “Transition!”. For a full report on Methane and maybe it is not so good Go to Too Dirty. And if you wander that PSR web site you can find a video about Too Dirty.


Flame retardants and pregnancy? Why is this stuff still around? Go to Flame. WHY IS THIS STUFF STILL AROUND? Go to Children. It is a little early, but in preparation for Breast Cancer month take a look at the report from BCPP at Evidence. Diving into the science of biology and health effects Go to Adverse Outcome Pathways.


Michigan Green Healthcare conference – October 4-5, 20-17
APHA annual conference – November 4-8, 2017
APHN annual conference – April 29 – May 2, 2018
Clean Med – May 7-9, 2018
ACHNE annual conference – June 7-9, 2018

Webinars and Courses

Course – Case Studies in Environmental Medicine – Case Studies
Course – Chemicals of Concern – Six Classes
Webinar – EPA Schools – Archived
Webinar – EPA Rules and Children – Archived
Webinar – Mental Health and Climate – Archived

ANHE Website

Go to ANHE.

ANHE has a number of workgroups. Education, Practice, Research, Policy, and Climate. If you are interested in one of them, go to the pull down menu ‘Work Groups’ at the ANHE site.


ANHE is your nursing organization that works for you on environmental issues. Keep it going, go to Donate.

Be Well!

Tom Engle
Newsletter Ed.