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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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Building for Heat

Heat waves are taking lives, draining rivers, parching crops, and motivating efforts to adapt to climate change

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Air Quality, Health, and Climate Conversations

More than 90 percent of the world breathes polluted air

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COP27 Produced a Triple Burden for Climate Policy—And That's Bad News for Global Health

The conference created a "loss and damage" fund but failed on mitigation and adaptation

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Flu: When Spillovers Spill Over

The high risk of H5 influenza in North America this fall

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Puerto Rico—Still Waiting for Power After Hurricane Fiona

A fragile health system, vulnerable elderly, and food insecurity worry University of Puerto Rico's Carmen Vélez Vega

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Fallout

A photographic view of the fallout from past nuclear incidents for health

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Italy's Po River

How a recent heat wave is affecting Italy's longest river

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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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Bringing New Life to Plastics

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

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Plastics Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Living in a world swimming in synthetic chemicals

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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