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Nexleaf Analytics Garners Large Investments From Gates Foundation, Google To Pursue Data Collection On Vaccine Storage, Cookstove Use

Devex: How this tech startup drew the attention of Gavi, Gates, and Google “Google.org and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new partnership to support Nexleaf Analytics, a Los Angeles-based startup that builds wireless sensors turning everyday objects like refrigerators and cookstoves into connected devices. The Gates Foundation…

In Farewell Address, President Obama Highlights U.S. Foreign Policy Successes, Areas For Continued Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: President Obama Highlights Foreign Policy Achievements In Farewell Address This blog post discusses President Obama’s January 10 farewell address and highlights his remarks on foreign policy and global issues. Those issues include climate change; challenges and threats to democracy and national security; the importance of…

How U.S., Other Nations Addresses Climate Change Will Impact Nations’ Abilities To Manage HIV Infection

The Conversation: How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS Brian King, associate professor of geography at Pennsylvania State University “The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,…

President-Elect Trump Should Acknowledge Effects Of Climate Change On Most Vulnerable

New York Times: As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…Climate change, disproportionately caused by carbon emissions from America, seems to be behind a severe drought that has led crops to wilt across seven countries in Southern Africa. The result…

Researchers Use Data To Design Cleaner Cookstoves Accepted In Indian Village

Financial Times: India: Cooking up a recipe for clean air “…Using state of the art technology, researchers at Nexleaf, a non-profit organization, monitor real-time usage of different designs of new cooking stoves to find out which one is more popular and why, before feeding the data back to the manufacturers.…

January 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics including an editorial on the U.N.’s work to address the root environmental causes of ill health and a research article on countries’ responses to the WHO’s travel…

Panel Discussion At Wilson Center Marks Launch Of USAID’s Climate Action Review

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: USAID Climate Action Review: 2010-2016 (Report Launch) Freelance writer Graham Norwood discusses a December 5 Wilson Center event recognizing the launch of USAID’s Climate Action Review: 2010-2016, “which tracks evolutions in policy, major achievements, and lessons learned over six…

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