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A Forecast for a Warming World: Learn to Live With Fire []

By Thomas Fuller and Kendra Pierre-Louis, The New York Times, October 24, 2019 Facing down 600 wildfires in the past three days alone, emergency workers rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people in Southern California on Thursday as a state utility said one of its major transmission lines broke near the source of the out-of-control Kincade blaze in Northern California. The Kincade fire, the largest this week, tore through steep canyons in the wine country of northern Sonoma County,...
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UC Berkeley Event: Climate Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century

Elizabeth Ferguson ·
This coming Wednesday, The Lancet Countdown will release its first annual report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains (including Mental Health) on November 1 ( live in Berkeley , or via Livestream ). (Report attached below.) All of the speakers could and should be invited to the upcoming California Preparing Individuals for Climate Change Conference. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend. Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the...
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Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative: Help for Those Recovering From The Devastating Fires of 2017 []

By Sonoma County Gazette, October 22, 2019 As we reach the second anniversary of the 2017 wildfires, the triggers for those impacted have become more visible: reconstruction challenges, the Camp Fires in Butte County or just a windy night are a few examples. Mental health recovery and resiliency are more important than ever. Our community is really starting to see the long-term effects of wildfire trauma and PTSD on the mental health of our employees, neighbors and customers. Prolonged...
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CA Health in All Policies is hiring a Racial Equity Associate!

Karen Ben-Moshe ·
Join California’s Health in All Policies team and lead the implementation of the Government Alliance for Race and Equity (GARE) Capitol Cohort! The Public Health Institute is hiring a Racial Equity Associate to manage the Government Alliance for Race and Equity (GARE) Capitol Cohort , and support California’s Health in All Policies efforts. The Capitol Cohort is a state-level capacity building program to promote racial equity through changes to government policies, programs, and policies –...
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Climate change and mental health: risks, impacts and priority actions

Bob Doppelt ·
This is one of the better assessments of the psychological and psychosocial impacts of climate change, though it neglects some key issues. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, October 2018, by Katie Hayes et al. Abstract Background: This article provides an overview of the current and projected climate change risks and impacts to mental health and provides recommendations for priority actions to address the mental health consequences of climate change. Discussion and conclusion:...
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Editorial: Inmates Risking Their Lives to Fight California's Wildfires Deserve a Chance at Full-Time Jobs []

By The Times Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2019 As California continues to burn, the state’s firefighters have spent day after day in the searing heat and ferocious wind, hiking toward the flames, cutting fire lines and protecting homes. It’s grueling, heroic work that saves lives and prevents more devastation. And sometimes, it’s done by prison inmates. Among the thousands of federal, state and local firefighters on the fire lines, there are also more than 2,500 prisoners...
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For Some California Residents, Latest Wildfires Are a Tipping Point []

By Lesley McClurg, National Public Radio, October 31, 2019 Tens of thousands of people are still under mandatory evacuation in Northern California. Some have endured wildfires, smoke, floods, blackouts and evacuations many times before. Even though the state's population is predicted to top 40 million this year, some wonder whether California is the dream they had hoped for. Just a few weeks ago Philip Van Gelder's biggest chore was clearing crusty mud and debris from his land. He and his...

Re: UC Berkeley Event: Climate Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century

Karen Clemmer ·
Sounds like a great event! I am so glad that the livestream option is available. Thank you too for the attached document - it so clearly links climate change and health - I am looking forward Nov 1st!
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Sesame Street in Communities Provides Support for Kids Impacted by Wildfires

Mary Beth Colliins ·
For resources and activities to help kids feel safe and comforted, visit:
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Water and Soil Conservation in Agriculture With Dr. Mallika Nocco

Sarah Peyton ·
This seminar presents new approaches for soil and water conservation in different crops across California and the Midwest US.
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