State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

Beth Fisher-Yoshida admires a mural.

New Book Will Highlight Important Lessons for Peacebuilding and Social Transformation

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Report Outlines Path to Safe Reopening During COVID-19

The guide calls for a significant up-scaling of testing to determine when people can return to work safely, and says that businesses will have to fundamentally change how they do things.

by Elise Gout |May 29, 2020

Alaskan Coast at Risk of Catastrophic Landslide and Mega-Tsunami

Geoscientists estimate that a mountain slope could collapse into Prince William Sound within a year, and likely within 20 years, triggering devastating waves.

by |May 29, 2020
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Coronavirus Has a Strong Ally: Pollution

Research suggests that even a small increase in long-term exposure to fine particles leads to an increase in the mortality rate of up to 8 percent.

by Marco Tedesco |May 29, 2020
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The Virus and the Cyclone: The Tragedy in India and Bangladesh is Double

More than four million people have been forced to abandon their homes and reach emergency shelters, increasing the risk of contagion.

by Marco Tedesco |May 28, 2020
Community supervision of mineral prospecting in Tsumkwe District West, Namibia

Land Investments During COVID-19: The Hazards of Pressing on Without Community Participation

Companies are seeking to press ahead with investments on community lands or even take advantage of the pandemic to avoid the usual authorization requirements.

by Sam Szoke-Burke |May 28, 2020