One of the authors of a new report on efforts to create healthy cities in China describes challenges and opportunities for urban health and healthcare.
Satellites and Cell Phones Form a Cholera Early-Warning System
A new initiative combines satellite data with ground observations to assess and predict the risk of cholera outbreaks in Bangladesh’s vulnerable populations.
Solid-Fuel Use Puts Human Health at Risk
Data gaps obscure the full extent of deaths caused by heating homes with wood and other solid fuels.
Is Living Near a Farm Bad for Your Health?
A recent commentary in GeoHealth highlighted the health risks for people living close to large-scale livestock farms.
NOAA Officials Stress Hurricane Danger and Storm Safety
Agency scientists on a Hurricane Awareness Tour showcase NOAA research capabilities and warn that although winds can cause severe damage, the biggest killers are storm surges and inland flooding.
Revived Climate Change Forum Focuses on Threats to Human Health
Public health and environmental organizations brought together by former vice president Al Gore held a pared-down meeting to replace a canceled one.
Atmospheric Chemists Should Tackle Risks to Society, Report Says
Protecting public health and the health of the climate and ecosystems warrants more focus from this scientific field, according to the report.
Can We Predict How Volcanic Ash Disperses After an Eruption?
Researchers investigate what factors influence how particles from a plume spread following a volcanic eruption.
Precipitation Data Key to Food Security and Public Health
2015 Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Applications Workshop; Hyattsville, Maryland, 9–10 June 2015
Initiative Aims to End Routine Flaring of Natural Gas
A new initiative to curtail the wasteful burning of natural gas associated with oil production could lead to significant environmental and public health benefits.