Since 2015, the Philadelphia Health & Environmental Ethnography Lab has collected and recorded state remediation notices throughout the Philadelphia area. These notices have been collected from the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which is a weekly regulatory publication. Between January 2015 and May 2019, there were 518 environmental notices for the Philadelphia area, including notices of new air […]
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This spring the ‘Climate, Health, and Home’ project team ran three more workshops in Philadelphia. The workshop themes this year focused on mold, climate change, emergency preparedness, and home weatherization. In addition, the presentations considered questions of indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Workshop facilitators reviewed various city services and other resources available to Philadelphians. […]
The Philadelphia Health & Environment Ethnography Lab supports the “Climate, Health, and Home” project, a collaborative series of workshops focused on the health-impacts of climate change in Philadelphia. This post is designed to provide general information about the impacts that climate change has for the Philadelphia region. Global climate change impacts regions around the world […]
This essay by was published on the University of Minnesota Press blog and was authored by Ali Kenner as a preview to her new book, Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change (2018). When Cheryl Lansing discovered her asthma care app had disappeared from her smartphone, she was unsettled to say the least. […]
Ali Kenner, PhD, assistant professor of politics and of science, technology and society, has studied how people live with and care for asthma for more than a decade. Her new book, “Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change,” published by the University of Minnesota Press, examines this chronic disorder in light of global […]
This is a repost of WHYY’s The Pulse segment on asthma and climate change which featured Dr. Kenner and was aired on October 18th, 2018. Jefferey Colter was diagnosed with asthma when he was 11, and, even as an adult, he often suffers asthma attacks and ends up in the emergency room when the seasons change. […]
Last year the ‘Climate, Health, and Home’ project team ran another three workshops around Philadelphia. Our 2018 workshops focused on emergency preparedness, flooding, and mold risks. The workshops were anchored by four presentations from partner organizations and two interactive activities. The “Climate Change at Home” workshops were designed and facilitated by Ali Kenner (Drexel University), […]
The work on how notices from the PA Bulletin relate to school sites is a subset of the Indexing Late Industrialism project. The PA Bulletin is Pennsylvania’s publication for information and regulations, including state and local court rules, the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly, and more. […]
Read Part 1 Here The Pennsylvania Statewide Flood Study, made available by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) estimates economic loss due to flooding across the state. The corresponding flood study generated models of five scenarios (10, 50, 100, 200 and 500-year floods) based on streams and rivers with a drainage basin area of 10 […]
Read Part 1 Here The Pennsylvania Statewide Flood Study, made available by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) estimates housing damage due to flooding across the state. The corresponding flood study generated models of five scenarios (10, 50, 100, 200 and 500-year floods) based on streams and rivers with a drainage basin area of 10 […]