Climate Change

Research Highlight

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety offers annual funding opportunities for outreach and education activities and short-term research to support projects related to agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Extreme Weather Events

Over the past decade, California has become more prone to weather extremes, including increased frequency and severity of heat waves, droughts, and wildfires.

How have these weather extremes affected the work, health, and safety of agricultural employers and farmworkers? How are they preparing for the future?

A Look Back at 2019

WCAHS looks back at Research and Outreach activities for 2019.

Wildfires

Wildfires are increasing in frequency and severity and preparing for them on an annual basis is a new experience for most farmers.

Protecting Human Health in a Changing Climate

As extreme weather events occur more frequently and increase in severity each year, WCAHS is proud to welcome investigator, Kathryn (Katie) Conlon, PhD, and her research expertise related to adaptation strategies to protect human health in a changing climate.

Climate Change

Extreme weather caused by climate change requires changes in farm management, crop and livestock practices, and farmworker health and safety measures.

A Look Back at 2018

WCAHS had a very busy year with research and outreach activities throughout the western states.

Wildfire Safety Tips

No matter where you are in California, it is likely you will experience smoke from wildfires, which contains fine particles that can harm your health.