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The Climate-Nutrition Connection in Food Security

In early 2021, ACToday, Cheikh Anta Diop University and Senegal’s national meteorological service organized a three-hour webinar to launch discussions about connections between climate and nutrition.

by |April 19, 2022
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Data Dive: Heat Mapping New York City and Environmental Justice

For researcher Liv Yoon, creating a high-resolution heat map of NYC is just the first step in transforming marginalized communities.

by |April 8, 2022

It’s Time to Think About Lyme Disease Prevention

With tick-borne diseases on the rise, preventing tick bites and Lyme disease cannot solely be the onus of individuals. More federal funding is needed.

by Marie Lilly |April 5, 2022
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First Long-term Air Pollution Monitoring in Togo Reveals Concerning Levels

A new study finds that annual air pollution levels in the city of Lomé are, on average, four to five times greater than recommended by the World Health Organization.

by |March 31, 2022
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Two Years Into Covid-19, Where Do We Go From Here?

As the world moves forward with cautious optimism, it is critical to evaluate how we can be better equipped to face a new variant in the future, or a new pandemic entirely.

by Irwin Redlener and Sean Hansen |March 15, 2022
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Linda Fried: From Redefining Aging to Spearheading Research on Climate and Health

She helped establish the nation’s first program in a school of public health that delves into the complexities of climate change’s health impacts, and she continues to be a leader in the field.

by |March 8, 2022
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Faye McNeill Combats Air Pollution, From the Molecular to the Global Scale

The first woman to earn tenure in Columbia’s chemical engineering department, McNeill is working for cleaner air in developing countries.

by |March 8, 2022
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, maskless, at a meeting with the country's Ministry of Health

Brazilian Scientists Are in Danger, and No One Is Doing Anything About It

President Jair Bolsonaro’s attacks on science have dire consequences for Brazil’s scientists, the health of its people, and its world-renowned research institutions.

by Mariana Simões |March 1, 2022
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Irwin Redlener on COVID, Politics, and Social Vulnerability

The director of the Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative discusses how inequality, politics and misinformation worsened COVID’s impact in communities across the U.S.

by |February 23, 2022
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Disaster Expert Testifies in Congress Regarding Future Pandemics

Columbia Climate School’s Jeffrey Schlegelmilch spoke to members of Congress about how better preparedness before disasters strike can save money and lives.

by |January 20, 2022