Down the Stream
In the next 50 to 100 years, communities will not just have to react to random weather events, but brace for frequent and intense storms that are a direct result of environmental change. As temperatures rise in an area that already suffers from poor air quality, fighting climate change is an immediate public health issue.
The fight is one that some communities — like Millvale — have already embraced. With its history of flooding and poor air quality, Millvale has taken immediate steps to “think globally and act locally,” as the borough’s sustainability coordinator, Zaheen Hussain, puts it.