From pandemics to food crises and climate-related disasters, Columbia’s new Global Health Security and Diplomacy program will help prevent, detect, and respond to a wide range of problems.
Francesco Fiondella, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 8
A powerful new tool helps rural Tanzanians reduce their exposure to tsetse flies and the deadly disease they carry.
The highlands of Ethiopia are home to the majority of the country’s population, the cooler climate serving as a natural buffer against malaria transmission. New data now show that increasing temperatures over the past 35 years are eroding this buffer, allowing conditions more favorable for malaria to begin climbing into highland areas.
A new paper shows that rising temperatures have increased the risk of fires even during non-drought years in Indonesia, possibly making mild fire seasons in the country a thing of the past.
Artist Michelle Rogers is painting her latest work, an 8x10ft interpretation of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. She wants her discussions with scientists to help inform her work.
What makes for good climate services? A new commentary in the journal Science outlines three considerations.
At about 250 lightning flashes per square kilometer per year, the Lake Maracaibo Basin in northwestern Venezuela has the highest annual lightning rate of any place in the world.
In studying climate and tropical cyclones, researchers find a weather phenomenon at play.
From crowd-sourcing tornado data to teaching Harlem high-school students about climate change and climate justice, IRI scientists will share a number of fascinating projects at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and its partners work in some of the most impoverished areas of the world to increase food security, decrease vulnerability to disasters and predict outbreaks of diseases such as malaria.