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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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Marine Mammal Illness Possibly Related to Environmental Conditions

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A Firsthand Account BY ELIZABETH TOUMA, A MEMBER OF WIRED’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) I am an employee and volunteer with The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. As the marine mammal hospital with the world’s largest number of patients, the Center advances global ocean conservation through marine mammal […]

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WHO Names Top Ten Threats to Global Health

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) On January 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of ten threats (see sidebar) impacting global health, which WHO and its partners will focus on in 2019. According to WHO, “The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable […]

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Sidestepping Climate Change to Promote Environmental Policy

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BY GARY W. SELNOW, Ph.D., WiRED INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) Life on the planet is remarkably interconnected; humans, animals, we might even add plants, interact in delicate, mutually dependent associations. Presiding over all living things are the air and water — the environment that sustains us. WiRED International’s […]

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Climate Change, Pollution and Health

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BY GARY W. SELNOW, Ph.D., WiRED INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) Many of WiRED’s board members, staff and volunteers live in California, and, as I write this essay, we are holed up in our homes, able to venture outside only for chores and obligations we cannot avoid. When I […]

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WiRED Marks One Health Day

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) November 3, 2018, is One Health Day. One Health Day reminds us of the critical link among humans, animals and the environment we all share. It further reminds us that to address the health of human populations, we must also address the health […]