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Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and useful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.

RESEARCH

According to a new Gallup poll, the number of Americans who worry a great deal about climate change and understand that it’s caused by human activity has reached an all-time high.

Half in US Are Now Concerned Global Warming Believers (Gallup)

This week, ecoAmerica, the American Psychiatric Association, and Climate for Health released a new research report detailing the mental health impacts of climate change, and how individuals, communities, and health professionals can help build resilience. The report was covered by a variety of news outlets – here’s a sampling:

Climate Change Can Take a Toll on Mental Health, New Report Says (Washington Post)

The Climate Change Problem No One Talks About: Anxiety and Depression (TIME)

Climate Change May Lead to Poor Mental Health, New Study Finds (Newsweek)

POLITICS

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order directing the EPA to begin withdrawing from the Clean Power Plan.

Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies (New York Times)

Trump’s move was immediately denounced by local leaders as well as a number of large corporations, with mayors and states across the country vowing to continue their action on climate.

75 U.S. Mayors Won’t Enforce Climate Policy Rollback (Curbed)

As Trump Bows Out, States Set to Fill Void on Climate Change (Bloomberg)

‘Climate Change Is Real’: Companies Challenge Trump’s Reversal of Policy (Guardian)

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