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EnviRN News – July 5, 2020

July 5, 2020

A philosophy without a Utopia is like the sky without stars. It is very inspiring until it gets dark. W. A. Williams


Not a great day for fish. Fish, ghost fleas, and Mercury. Usually we like to reference to the specific research page. However, this time we learned that the Alaska Pollock is the largest fishery in the United States. So learn about how warming water is harder on fish than we thought by going to the ADN Fish Story.


Across 11 Western states, almost 67% of the land is abnormally dry and 46% is locked in some form of drought as of June 23, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Almost half of California is in drought. And I am mostly amazed at what I do not know – who knew there was such a thing as dry lightning. Keep up with your fire info at Fires. Hurts my brain to think about how one does social distancing while working in a forest fire camp operation.


You have joined Nurses Drawdown. Now go to the Take Action page, scroll down, and note the ask for video and plant based recipes. Show us how you are making a difference in your person life, your professional life, or your policy life. Write us a good recipe. My personal first prize will go to the 2 minute video that tells me how to make plant based chocolate chip cookies.

ANHE Work Groups

There are six ANHE work groups. Join one!

Food and Ag Group: July 6, 12pm, PACIFIC Time. Zoom at
For info and to join the group into the future contact

The Practice Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Go to: Practice
The Policy Group meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. Go to: Policy
The Education Group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month. Go to:Education
The Research Group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. Go to: Research
The Climate Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Go to: Climate


Keep up with the podcasts. Most recently Ellynne Bannon. Go to: Podcasts. You know how to download the app and listen.

Conferences and Webinars and Such

Many conferences have been canceled, rescheduled, or gone virtual. If you have one we should list, please let us know, (TE)

Fire Drill Friday is at Fire.
APHA Annual Conference 10/24 – 10/28 – APHA [now planned to be virtual] ACHNE Annual Institute 6/4 – 6/6 – ACHNE [virtual and available on line] Rural Nurse Organization International Conference 7/27 – 7/30 – RNO
Climate Change and Nursing Video Series – Video
PEHSU National Classroom – PEHSU Webinars and Modules
Waiting Room Brochures from the Green Doctor – Resources

Be Well!

Tom Engle
Newsletter Ed.