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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Following Nepal's Devastating 2015 Earthquake, Crisis in Childhood Malnutrition Averted

Jan. 9, 2019 — Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study ... read more

Older People Who Use Hearing Aids Still Report Hearing Challenges

Jan. 7, 2019 — A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a new ... read more

Satellite Images Reveal Global Poverty

Jan. 7, 2019 — How far have we come in achieving the UN's sustainable development goals that we are committed to nationally and internationally? Yes, it can be difficult to make a global assessment of poverty ... read more

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children's Mental Health

Dec. 6, 2018 — Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and ... read more

Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Dec. 6, 2018 — By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. It will be impossible to feed everyone without exacerbating poverty, accelarting deforestation and increasing GHG emissions unless we start ... read more

Peace, Not War, Responsible for Deforestation in Armed Conflict Zones

Dec. 5, 2018 — Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a new ... read more

Innovative Tool Allows Continental-Scale Water, Energy, and Land System Modeling

Oct. 12, 2018 — A new large-scale hydroeconomic model will allow researchers to study water systems across whole continents, looking at sustainability of supply and the impacts of water management on the energy and ... read more

Now Is the Time to Answer Questions About Climate Engineering Disease Impacts

Sep. 28, 2018 — Radical solutions to climate change might save lives, but a new commentary calls for caution because geoengineering still lacks a 'clean bill of ... read more

Poorest Americans Most Likely to Have Used Prescription Opioids

Sep. 12, 2018 — New research finds that among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids. The study also raises important questions about access to pain management options for ... read more

Sep. 12, 2018 — The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path ... read more

Is the Key to Sparking Climate Action a Game?

Sep. 6, 2018 — Regardless of political affiliation, most participants in the World Climate Simulation -- a role-playing game of the UN climate talks -- showed increased motivation to combat climate change, a recent ... read more

Better Fisheries Management Could Help Offset Climate Change's Negative Effects, Research Suggests

Aug. 29, 2018 — New research shows a more prosperous global future is possible if both climate change and sustainable fisheries management are addressed ... read more

Environmentally Friendly Farming Practices Used by Nearly One Third of World's Farms

Aug. 27, 2018 — Nearly one-third of the world's farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries. ... read more

California Water Managers Vary in Use of Climate Science

Aug. 14, 2018 — Lack of climate change adaptation among water utilities can put water supplies and the people dependent on them at risk, especially in marginalized communities, a new article ... read more

Researchers Call for Comprehensive Transformation of Food Systems

Aug. 9, 2018 — Agriculture and food systems policies should ensure more than just the supply of food. Decision-makers must make a paradigm shift to align policies about climate, agriculture and food with the United ... read more

Potential Solutions to Drug Shortages and the Lack of Competition in Generic Medicines

Aug. 9, 2018 — A new article highlights the issues and recommend potential solutions. The incentives, regulations and new drug developments that the authors recommend could help to enhance competition and provide ... read more

Children Are Highly Vulnerable to Health Risks of a Changing Climate

Aug. 6, 2018 — Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to climate-related disasters because of their anatomic, cognitive, immunologic, and psychologic differences compared to adults. Researchers set out some ... read more

Climate Taxes on Agriculture Could Lead to More Food Insecurity Than Climate Change Itself

July 30, 2018 — New research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious impact on agriculture and result in far more widespread hunger ... read more

Flipping the Switch: Making Use of Carbon Price Dollars for Health and Education

July 16, 2018 — A switch from subsidizing fossil fuel to pricing CO2-emissions would not only help to meet global climate targets but also create additional domestic public revenues. These revenues could finance ... read more

July 12, 2018 — In today's hyper-connected world, a growing number of nations are acting as 'middlemen' in the seafood supply chain. This makes it increasingly difficult to trace where seafood goes ... read more

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