Lower air pollution levels saved an estimated 5,660 lives in New York State in 2012, compared to 2002 levels, according to a new study.
Health Archives - State of the Planet
As the world warms, plants may benefit but pollen allergies will likely get worse.
Climate change could worsen China’s already bad ozone pollution problem — but a new study shows that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Scientists often have a disadvantage during vaccine debates. Fortunately, one Facebook group has found a solution.
The rhetoric around vaccination is generally black and white: vaccines are good or vaccines are bad. But now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to communicate across the divide.
Some solutions are over 100 times cheaper than others, costing as little as $1 per person.
It is time for states to change their laws so that fringe religious objections do not get in the way of protecting the safety of children and people with compromised immune systems.
Equipped with a field testing kit originally developed within Columbia’s Earth Institute, the “Lead-Free Kids Peru” project has tested hundreds of soil samples for the toxic metal — and dug up some startling results in the process.
Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends
Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.
A new report documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea.