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Environment

The global health effects of climate change are not well quantified today and are likely to increase in the future, with lower-income countries bearing the brunt of greater food insecurity, increased rates of chronic respiratory illnesses, and shifts in vector-borne diseases. This section explores the global health nexus between climate change and pollution and the possibilities for a more coherent policy approach to these issues.

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Bringing New Life to Plastics

A look at how plastics are being reduced, reused, and recycled

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In Parched Zimbabwe, Climate Change Pushes Tsetse to New Areas

Health experts will monitor tsetse-caused sleeping sickness to stem its spread

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From Scalpels to Security

Examining the intersection of global surgery, climate change, and human security

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Monkeypox Timeline

A frequently updated tracker of emerging developments from the beginning of the 2022 monkeypox outbreak

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China's Attack on a Top Industrial Health Hazard

How China is bringing the devastating lung disease pneumoconiosis to its knees

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Climate Change and Incarceration

People in prison are vulnerable to extreme temperatures, diseases, and displacement

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Confronting an Invisible Enemy in Ukraine

The insidious march of infectious diseases during war 

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Life in Plastic

A look at how microplastics are infiltrating our oceans, air, and bodies

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Heat, Dust, Fever

India's climate adaptation plan for health should reflect regional and national needs

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Why Health Systems Need a Climate Reckoning

Tackling waste, CO2 emissions, and energy consumption in medicine

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Rising from the Ashes

An interview with Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Kate Gallego

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Climate Change and Global Surgery

Access to surgical care doesn't have to harm the environment and future generations

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Indigenous Land Guardianship Around the World 

An interview with conservationist and Nia Tero founder Peter Seligmann