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Inadequate COVID-19 Response Likely Resulted in 130,000 – 210,000 Avoidable Deaths

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Technology Behind GRID3 Program Helps Eradicate Wild Polio in Nigeria

Geospatial data holds great potential to improve health, food security, and educational opportunities in developing countries.

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Inadequate COVID-19 Response Likely Resulted in 130,000 – 210,000 Avoidable Deaths

A new report finds American lives could have been saved if U.S. government response had followed international best practices.

by |October 22, 2020

How a Turbulent Environment Sparked a Leap in Early Human Behavior

A new study suggests that a series of environmental changes in East Africa some 320,000 years ago challenged a previous long-standing way of life for proto-humans, and produced a more adaptable culture.

by |October 21, 2020
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How Might This Year’s Forest Fires Impact Glaciers in the West?

Glaciologist Mauri Pelto shares his first-hand observations and knowledge about how ash from the fires could impact this important resource.

by |October 21, 2020
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Last Chance to Apply to the 2021 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to advancing the understanding of critical scientific and social issues in sustainable development.

by |October 21, 2020