Health Archives - Page 2 of 28 - State of the Planet

A worker disinfects equipment in a Seattle public space

How to Take Action to Protect American Families and Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

School and business closures are necessary to protect our communities, but they will cause economic pain for many.

by Tara Stafford Ocansey |March 17, 2020
Schnalstaler Glacier in South Tyrol, Italy

How Coronavirus Is Affecting Communities in Glacier Regions

GlacierHub is tracking the spread of COVID-19 in glacier regions as an increasing number of people have become infected.

by Peter Deneen at GlacierHub |March 17, 2020

Tech Tips for Working Remotely During COVID-19

We’ve compiled this list of free tools that you can use to help you work independently and collaboratively with your team.

by |March 16, 2020

Understanding Our Interconnected World and COVID-19

We need to develop the technologies, organizational capacities and institutional framework that enable people to be safe in this new world.

by |March 16, 2020
screengrab from ask a scientist conversation

Lessons from Skyping Scientists as the Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Learning Online

Online learning can be effective and engaging with practice, but the abruptness of the transition now has caught thousands of teachers and institutions off guard.

by |March 12, 2020
tick on a blade of grass

Many Lyme Disease Cases Go Unreported. A New Model Could Help Change That.

Researchers have drawn on 17 years of data to develop a model that identifies areas in which the tick-borne illness is likely to emerge.

by Carla Cantor |March 6, 2020

From the Containment Lab to the Developing World

Yanis Ben Amor, executive director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, uses his background in molecular biology to fight for health care access and education in Africa and South Asia.

by |March 4, 2020
crowded sidewalk in china

‘Stealth Transmission’ Fueled Fast Spread of Coronavirus Outbreak

A new study suggests undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in China.

by |March 3, 2020

The Coronavirus and Our Interconnected Economy and Biosphere

Our only real weapon to address the threats posed by the impact of science and technology is the human ingenuity required to develop additional science and technology.

by |March 2, 2020
coronavirus and human cells

How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.

Irwin Redlener, a medical doctor and director of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explains how you can protect yourself and the people around you.

by |February 27, 2020