State of the Planet

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  • New Guidance for Communicating With Kids About COVID-19

    New Guidance for Communicating With Kids About COVID-19

    A new resource provides talking points for parents, medical professions, and others who work with kids to help reinforce healthy behaviors.

  • New Online Toolbox Helps Parents, Communities Keep Children Safe In Disasters

    New Online Toolbox Helps Parents, Communities Keep Children Safe In Disasters

    If disaster strikes while you’re at work, where will your children be taken? How can you ensure your children are protected?

  • High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

    High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

    An ongoing study finds that 92 percent of private yards in Greenpoint may have unsafe levels of lead in their soil.

  • Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience

    Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience

    The study of child vulnerability and resilience in planning for, responding to, and recovering from mega-disasters is a key area of focus for Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness. Because of the importance and complexity of these issues and the urgency of making sure that children are appropriately protected and nurtured, policies and programs…

  • On Gulf Coast, Organizing Youth to Face Disaster

    On Gulf Coast, Organizing Youth to Face Disaster

    A new youth development and disaster recovery program, which grew out of research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will debut in five Gulf Coast high schools. The project will bring together teens to create and share resources to help communities recover from disasters.

  • Why We Must Reconnect With Nature

    Why We Must Reconnect With Nature

    In recent years both children and adults have only gotten more hooked on digital gadgets and technology. Is our connection with nature growing weaker, and if so, what might that mean for our planet?

  • World Pneumonia Day

    Today is the first World Pneumonia Day (WPD).To demonstrate your solidarity with the millions of children who are afflicted with pneumonia every year, WPD asks that you wear blue jeans to school, work, or wherever you go on this day. WPD has organized a Global Pneumonia Summit of over 100 media representatives, scientists, political leaders,…

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • New Guidance for Communicating With Kids About COVID-19

    New Guidance for Communicating With Kids About COVID-19

    A new resource provides talking points for parents, medical professions, and others who work with kids to help reinforce healthy behaviors.

  • New Online Toolbox Helps Parents, Communities Keep Children Safe In Disasters

    New Online Toolbox Helps Parents, Communities Keep Children Safe In Disasters

    If disaster strikes while you’re at work, where will your children be taken? How can you ensure your children are protected?

  • High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

    High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

    An ongoing study finds that 92 percent of private yards in Greenpoint may have unsafe levels of lead in their soil.

  • Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience

    Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience

    The study of child vulnerability and resilience in planning for, responding to, and recovering from mega-disasters is a key area of focus for Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness. Because of the importance and complexity of these issues and the urgency of making sure that children are appropriately protected and nurtured, policies and programs…

  • On Gulf Coast, Organizing Youth to Face Disaster

    On Gulf Coast, Organizing Youth to Face Disaster

    A new youth development and disaster recovery program, which grew out of research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will debut in five Gulf Coast high schools. The project will bring together teens to create and share resources to help communities recover from disasters.

  • Why We Must Reconnect With Nature

    Why We Must Reconnect With Nature

    In recent years both children and adults have only gotten more hooked on digital gadgets and technology. Is our connection with nature growing weaker, and if so, what might that mean for our planet?

  • World Pneumonia Day

    Today is the first World Pneumonia Day (WPD).To demonstrate your solidarity with the millions of children who are afflicted with pneumonia every year, WPD asks that you wear blue jeans to school, work, or wherever you go on this day. WPD has organized a Global Pneumonia Summit of over 100 media representatives, scientists, political leaders,…