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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

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

The Mayor’s Shameful Mismanagement of New York City’s Parks

For a mayor who talks about equity and income inequality, he should remember that parks are one of the few services we already have that provide a measure of equality, access and opportunity for all. They should be treasured rather than trashed.

by |August 31, 2020
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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

Post-Pandemic Globalization

Authoritarian and nationalistic forces may be seizing on COVID-19 as an opportunity to restrict people and businesses to stay within their borders, but in the long run, the forces of technology, economic development and human curiosity will not be contained.

by |August 10, 2020

Scientific Literacy, Technology and COVID-19

We need a more mature and sophisticated approach to utilizing scientific expertise in decision-making.

by |August 3, 2020