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NIEHS Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge

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New GEH Chat Podcasts explore how scientists and communities are using innovative data visualization tools to look at flooding in St. Louis, climate change in the Near West neighborhood of Indianapolis, health and resiliency in San Francisco, and extreme heat nationwide.

To listen to this podcast, see NIEHS Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge.

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NIEHS Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge Winners

On Feb. 23, NIEHS announced winners of its Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge, naming a first place winner in both the national and local categories, and two second place winners in the local category, with a total of $30,000 in prizes. To read the full article, see Climate Challenge winners collaborate across disciplines.

Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments: a Global Assessment of the Burden of Disease from Environmental Risks

The second edition of this report reveals that in the time since the report was first published a decade ago, deaths due to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), mostly attributable to air pollution including exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, amount to as many as 8.2 million of environment-related deaths. NCDs, such as stroke, heart disease, cancers and chronic respiratory disease, now amount to nearly two-thirds of the total deaths caused by unhealthy environments. For more information, see Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments: a Global Assessment of the Burden of Disease from Environmental Risks