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Environment

Pollution kills nine million people each year and sickens many more, mostly in poorer nations. The global health effects of climate change are not well quantified today and are likely to increase in the future, with lower-income countries again 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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Family Affair: Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis

In the Bay of Bengal, where Cyclone Amphan collided with COVID-19, a glimpse of why we need environmental sustainability

What to do About Type 2

Aging, obesity, and poor diet are driving the diabetes epidemic worldwide—and so is air pollution

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Hottest Cities

How global health is changing as temperatures inch up

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How Does China's Pollution Control Shed Light on Its Pathogen Control?

The zealous pursuit of pollution or pathogen control is built into a top-down, state dominated policy structure

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The Psychological Toll of the Pandemic: What Isolation Does to the Brain

The worldwide increase in isolation during COVID-19 is sure to exact a psychological toll on people across the globe

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The Kids Are (Not) Alright

Analyzing the evidence against—and in support of—reopening schools during COVID-19

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Hurricanes, Pandemics, Floods, Frail Systems, and Failed Responses

Imagining a post-Harvey, post-Irma, post-Hanna, post-COVID-19 world of pandemics, natural disasters, and U.S. resiliency

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Family Affair: Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis

In the Bay of Bengal, where Cyclone Amphan collided with COVID-19, a glimpse of why we need environmental sustainability

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Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation—From Charity to Solidarity

Why we need to re-center the narrative around working with indigenous peoples in the Navajo Nation and other communities

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The Trillion-Dollar Question With COVID-19

How significant is climate on coronavirus transmission?

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Coronavirus in Samoa

Serendipitous twist of a tragic 2019 measles outbreak may have left small island nation unusually prepared for COVID-19

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Setting Expectations for the Return to "Normal"

As the China epicenter slowly returns to new normal, it's a world of facemasks, location scanning apps and travel rules

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A Wake-Up Call for Healthier Design

Good design principles and simple measures to prevent the spread COVID-19 inspired by African traditional health centers