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Workers pack up emergency response provisions in the Philippines.

How Philanthropic Organizations are Addressing Coronavirus Around the World

The repercussions of COVID-19 are being felt around the world. A variety of forms of philanthropy have surfaced in response.

by |May 7, 2020
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Clay Layers and Distant Pumping Trigger Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh Groundwater

Widely considered a screen against contamination, clay layers may actually enhance arsenic leakage into some aquifers, study finds.

by |May 7, 2020

The Sustainability of Sustainability

The managers of our organizations must pay attention to the physical dimensions of environmental sustainability.

by |May 4, 2020

Global COVID-19 Map Viewer Shows Case Data, Age/Sex Features of At-Risk Populations

A new tool provides data that can help identify populations most at risk from coronavirus, around the world and down to the U.S. county level.

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A Conversation With a Coronavirus

A biology professor shows us the virus’s perspective on the pandemic.

by Robert Pollack |April 27, 2020

The Pandemic is a Reason to Preserve Not Pollute the Planet

The pandemic should be teaching us the importance of public health, environmental protection and scientific analysis; which should lead us to preserve rather than pollute the planet.

by |April 27, 2020

Metal in Urine Provides Potential Noninvasive Test for Pancreatic Cancer

New research shows that a signature of metal ions in urine may be an accurate indicator of one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

by |April 24, 2020
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Covering the Pandemic: Photographers on the Frontlines

A recent webinar discussed why photo journalists are risking their lives for their work, and how they’re adjusting to the challenges of covering COVID-19.

by |April 23, 2020

A Study Looks at How to Disinfect Your Mask at Home

It also compares the effectiveness of medical-grade masks with homemade ones, and tests the feasibility of improving masks with homemade nose clips.

by Roland Yan, Steve Chillrud, Debra Magadini and Beizhan Yan |April 21, 2020
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Absent: Prioritizing Recovery for Our Nation’s Schools

COVID-19 is exacerbating some of education’s long-neglected social issues and inequalities.

by Joshua L. DeVincenzo |April 20, 2020