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Air Pollution and Climate Change

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#1 on WHO’s Global Threat List BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The World Health Organization (WHO) placed air pollution and climate change at the top of its list of ten threats to global health in 2019 — even ahead of such concerns as noncommunicable diseases and Ebola. Air pollution seriously affects […]

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Healthy Environment and Healthy Animals = Healthy People

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Disasters and Emergencies Affect Us All (Archived story. Original version is here.) BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN Disasters such as fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and violent storms can cause great harm. These kinds of events underline the importance of a One Health perspective — the critical link among humans, animals and the environment […]

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Climate Change and Our Young People

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An Opinion from a Mother and WiRED Board Member BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The New York Times recently ran a piece called “One Thing You Can Do: Talk to Your Children about Climate Change.” The article encouraged parents not only to talk to their children but to get them involved […]

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Global Climate Strike

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“Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strikeevent September 20–27 to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Students across our threatened Earth are walking out of school on September 20 to save the […]

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Global Climate Strike

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Youth-Led Protest Calls for Action to Combat Climate Change BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strike event September 20–27 to demand an […]

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Climate Change Imperils World’s Food Supply

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United Nations Report Raises Alarm BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) On August 8 the United Nations released an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report by 107 experts from 52 countries, which warns that the world’s food supply is at risk due to “unprecedented” climate change, combined with the exploitation […]

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Update on Dengue

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Climate Change Expected to Increase the Risk of Dengue BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) Dengue fever threatens nearly half of the world’s population, but it will likely get much worse. The New York Times reports on a recent study that forecasts that climate change is about to boost the risk of the […]

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Earth Day 2019

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Climate Change Is Real BY GARY W. SELNOW, PH.D., WIRED INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) In the past year, WiRED International has posted a half-dozen Web stories about the environment and climate change. We raise the subject in editorials, descriptions of our programs and in articles submitted by contributing […]

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WiRED Notes National Public Health Week

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Healthy Lives through Action and Science BY OLIVIA SPIRITO; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The American Public Health Association (APHA) created National Public Health Week to promote important public health ideas, contributions and issues.  This year, APHA will focus on six public health topics: (1) healthy communities, (2) violence prevention, (3) rural health, (4) […]