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An orangutan swings in a tree in a rainforest on Borneo

Coronavirus and Wildfires Combine to Pose Potential Threat to Indigenous Lives and Lands

But experts say it’s not too late to reduce the most serious effects of these compound issues.

by |June 22, 2020
A coal train sits on a track next to a facility in Donora, PA

While No One Was Watching: Changing Environmental Regulations Under the Trump Administration

The administration is using the pandemic to stop enforcing many environmental and health protections. In a recent webinar, experts discussed what has happened, and what it means.

by |May 21, 2020

ACToday Experts Take Part in Panel on Climate and Food Security

Experts discussed how climate and the coronavirus will affect food supply chains, and how university-led projects such as ACToday can help take on major challenges like these.

by |May 18, 2020
Dale Willman, who will lead the new Earth Institute Resilience Media Project, here runs a discussion of resilience journalism

Earth Institute Announces Resilience Media Project

The project will boost newsroom capacity to go beyond reporting on disasters after they strike, to envision preventative and adaptive solutions.

by |May 11, 2020
person in mask walking near fruit stand

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
exhaust from tailpipe

Health Care in Crisis: COVID-19 Exposes Deadly Inequalities

Experts discuss why the pandemic is hitting harder in low-income communities of color, and what steps can be taken now to protect those on the front lines of covid-19 and climate change.

by |April 10, 2020
people wearing face masks

Letter from Bhopal: Facing COVID-19, Citizens Spread Masks, Food and Hope

On Monday at 9:00 a.m. EDT, join a live video conversation with people in India who are helping to sew masks for front-line workers and distribute food to those in need.

by |April 3, 2020
ship passing through the Panama Canal

After the Pandemic: Designing a Just and Resilient Economy For All

In a recent online discussion, economists emphasized the need to establish a new system that factors in sustainability and well-being.

by |April 3, 2020
A worker disinfects a school in Bojnord, Iran

How Educational Institutions Can Prepare for COVID-19

The first question schools need to address is: How should we be presenting information on the spread of COVID-19 to students and youth?

by Haein Shin and Radhika Iyengar |March 13, 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