Ticks, Asthma and Allergies: How the Changing Climate Affects our Health
13
March

Ticks, Asthma and Allergies: How the Changing Climate Affects our Health

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

Hey, well welcome everybody to our prepared environmental change webinar. Today’s topic is tix, asthma, and allergies. How can the change in climate affect our health? So, my name is Andrea Webster. I am the implementation manager here at the Environmental Resilience Institute. I am gonna get you started with just a few webinar logistics […]



Joaquin Phoenix & Extinction Rebellion partner on ‘Guardians of Life’ film
10
February

Joaquin Phoenix & Extinction Rebellion partner on ‘Guardians of Life’ film

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(heartbeat) – Clear a path! – What do we got, who knows the history? – Wildfires approaching, she was frantic, collapsed. – There’s more. Discharged from four artery bypass yesterday. EMS just brought her in? – All right, somebody draw labs and get a blood gas. – What happened? – Intubated on the way, CPR […]


S9 E6: Heat
24
October

S9 E6: Heat

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , /

ANNOUNCER: “SOCAL CONNECTED” IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION, SERVING THE LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY SINCE 1952. NARRATOR: ON TONIGHT’S “SOCAL CONNECTED”… YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO SEE HOW LIFE IN L.A. IS GOING TO CHANGE. MAN: IT’S SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS EVERYBODY. MAN 2: WE ARE SEEING THE EFFECTS RIGHT NOW. […]


The Clean Power Plan Protects Our Health & Our Air
16
October

The Clean Power Plan Protects Our Health & Our Air

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , /

Climate change and air pollution aren’t someone else’s problem. They’re everyone’s problem. That’s why EPA is taking action. For America’s families, this is personal. (woman) As you can imagine, as a parent, it’s really heartbreaking when you see your children struggling to breathe everyday. And when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters– nothing. Poor air […]


As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal’s Agenda
09
October

As U.S. Child Asthma Rates Soar, EPA Fights for Big Coal’s Agenda

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

GREGORY WILPERT: It’s the Real News Network and I’m Gregory Wilpert coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. More than 40% of Americans, that’s over 125 million people, live in areas that fail to meet national ambient air-quality standards, according to the American Lung Association’s report, State of the Air 2017. Yet Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection […]


How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim
10
September

How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

You may not be wearing an insulated wetsuit like Pacific swimmer Ben Lecomte, but part of the outfit you’re wearing right now is going to come in contact with the ocean eventually. The new invisible threat that they’re discovering is that microfiber from all our clothes ends up in the ocean, and now they’re finding […]


Allergic to MEAT?! It’s Happening Thanks to Climate Change | Hot Mess 🌎
30
August

Allergic to MEAT?! It’s Happening Thanks to Climate Change | Hot Mess 🌎

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Picture this, one afternoon you’re at your best friend’s backyard barbeque, enjoying a freshly grilled hamburger, then later that night, you’re on the ground, barely breathing… because guess what?! You’ve become allergic to meat. The culprit? A tick bite. Thanks to climate change, critters like these are expanding their ranges, and their seasons are getting […]


Why your allergies get worse every year
28
August

Why your allergies get worse every year

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

These spiney spheres are plant pollen, as seen under a microscope. They’re the culprit behind most seasonal allergies. Pollen can cause your immune system to kick into overdrive because your body sees the pollen as a harmful intruder. As a result, the body produces histamines. Normally, they promote healing by increasing blood flow and inflammation. […]


How a Storm Triggered a City-Wide Asthma Attack
25
August

How a Storm Triggered a City-Wide Asthma Attack

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

In November 2016, on a very hot day in Melbourne, Australia, a thunderstorm rolled into town. And suddenly, thousands of people found themselves struggling to breathe; a strange outbreak of asthma, sparked by a storm. In just five hours, paramedics were called nearly 2,000 times. By the end, nine people had died, and hospitals had […]