public health Archives - State of the Planet

Aging Populations, Low Economic Development May Amplify Future Air Pollution Health Impacts

Even if pollution goes down and climate change is slowed, deaths from air pollution in some regions may still rise.

by |October 24, 2022
New York City Gridlock

Data Dive: NYC Traffic Trends, Street Safety and Public Health

Professor Peter Muennig discusses the state of New York City’s streets, and what could be done to make them safer.

by |September 27, 2022
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Wildfires Are Decimating the West and Choking the East — It’s Time for Solutions

Unlike other natural disasters, wildfires endanger the health and well-being of populations near and far.

by Irwin E. Redlener and Sean Hansen |July 29, 2021
New Delhi air pollution

Air Pollution Is Harming People in the Global South at an Alarming Rate. A Climate School Project Wants to Help

Researchers from Columbia’s Climate School are using data collection, community collaboration, and startups to reduce the negative health effects of pollution in India, Indonesia, and the continent of Africa.

by Caroline Harting |July 23, 2021

Preparing for and Responding to Routine “Emergency” Threats to Our Security

The threats to our security are real and require a rational and strategic response. Let’s hope we can produce one.

by |June 7, 2021

Tropical Cyclones Linked to Rise in Hospitalizations of Older Adults

Hospitalizations from many causes rise for older U.S. adults rise in the days following big storms, a new study confirms.

by |March 9, 2021

Accelerating America’s Response to COVID-19

America is a diverse nation whose people hold a wide variety of beliefs and values. But surely, we can unite behind a national effort to defeat this virus and rebuild our national economy. Surely…

by |December 7, 2020

How We Will Turn It Around: Rebounding From America’s 2020 Nightmare

The pandemic and the western fires are examples of a catastrophic failure by America’s government to protect the public.

by |September 14, 2020
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Summer Program Helps Youths Identify Public Health Concerns in Their Communities

Learn-Try-Apply interns created plans to address problems of nutrition, mental wellness and substance abuse in their own communities.

by Haein Shin and Lolimar Peña |September 11, 2020

Toward a National Response to the COVID Catastrophe

Health recovery is a prerequisite for economic recovery.

by |August 17, 2020