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Environment | Health
EPA report warns of health risks of global warming


A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency warns of the health risks of global warming and climate change.

The report warns of an increase in deaths due to rising temperatures, more powerful hurricanes, dwindling water supplies and an increase in communicable diseases.

"We . . . anticipate substantial human health impacts," the EPA said.

The Bush administration has resisted attempts to use existing laws to address the impacts of climate change.

Get the Story:
Warming Is Major Threat To Humans, EPA Warns (The Washington Post 7/18)
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Get the Report:
Analyses and Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems (July 17, 2008)