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  • Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks

    Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks

    Wind and dust conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa Africa could help predict a meningitis epidemic, according to a new research by NASA GISS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

  • Photo Essay: In the Heart of Dryness

    Photo Essay: In the Heart of Dryness

    Explore the country of Niger in this visual essay while learning about the importance of seasonal forecasting to the Sahel, one of the poorest and most climate-vulnerable regions in the world.

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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

  • Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks

    Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks

    Wind and dust conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa Africa could help predict a meningitis epidemic, according to a new research by NASA GISS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

  • Photo Essay: In the Heart of Dryness

    Photo Essay: In the Heart of Dryness

    Explore the country of Niger in this visual essay while learning about the importance of seasonal forecasting to the Sahel, one of the poorest and most climate-vulnerable regions in the world.