Health Archives - State of the Planet

Maintaining Hope in A Horrible Time

Human ingenuity and persistence give me hope and help me navigate the worst public health catastrophe in a century.

by |October 5, 2020
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Columbia Tests Wastewater in Residence Halls for Coronavirus

The university will routinely monitor sewage leaving student dormitories to head off outbreaks of COVID-19.

by Carla Cantor |September 16, 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

Back to School During a Pandemic

Being in a classroom, even with a mask and with nearly half of my students online, provides a semblance of normalcy and I am grateful for the opportunity.

by |September 8, 2020

Interns Find Links Between Climate and Arsenic Levels in Rice

The research, from students working with the Center for Climate and Life, also identifies ways to potentially limit arsenic contamination in rice.

by |September 2, 2020

Joan Baez Supports New Earth Institute Pandemic Response Initiative

She’s selling prints of her paintings to aid an initiative that combats misinformation about COVID-19 and helps communities of color.

by |September 1, 2020
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Researchers Show Potential for Subseasonal Forecasts to Predict Dengue Outbreaks

A new study shows for the first time that rainfall and temperature forecasts can be used to predict outbreaks of dengue fever by estimating mosquito abundance.

by |August 25, 2020
a mother puts a mask on her daughter

New Guidance for Communicating With Kids About COVID-19

A new resource provides talking points for parents, medical professions, and others who work with kids to help reinforce healthy behaviors.

by |August 19, 2020

Toward a National Response to the COVID Catastrophe

Health recovery is a prerequisite for economic recovery.

by |August 17, 2020

Study Quantifies Potential COVID-19 Spread From Hurricane Evacuation

Spread of the coronavirus during a hurricane evacuation could be minimized by directing evacuees to the right areas and taking proper measures, say researchers.

by |August 13, 2020