The city’s economic success depends on its density. But density also allows contagious diseases to spread. Looking at how the city has managed this conflict in the past could shed light on what the future holds.
health Archives - State of the Planet
Lower air pollution levels saved an estimated 5,660 lives in New York State in 2012, compared to 2002 levels, according to a new study.
Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends
Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.
Recent research indicates that salt is accumulating in the environment and poses an emerging threat both to ecosystems and human health.
A new textbook edited and written by researchers across Columbia gives the health community a primer on why, when and how climate information can and should be incorporated into health research, policy and practice.
Dr. David Maurrasse, adjunct research scholar at the Earth Institute, is seeking an intern to assist with qualitative research. Graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia and Barnard are welcome to apply.
From 2030 to 2050, climate change impacts may cause 250,000 more deaths globally each year. Here’s why.
A conference at Columbia University yielded consensus on the need for an international environmental agreement, and advanced discussion on what that agreement could look like.
IRI scientists and colleagues from South Africa are using satellites to detect seasonal water bodies that harbor schistosomiasis, the deadliest of the tropical neglected diseases.
For the 60% of people without Internet access across the globe, lack of connectivity can affect every facet of their lives – including healthcare. In the Dominican Republic, a team of MPA-DP students examines how Internet-in-a-box technology could help healthcare providers improve outcomes in the developing world.