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Phasing Out Coal Power Would Slow Climate Change, Improve Public Health

BMJ Blogs: Nick Watts: Why the global health community is calling on the G7 to pull the plug on coal Nick Watts, director of the U.K. Health Alliance on Climate Change, discusses the impact of coal-fired power on public health, writing, “Health professionals from around the world have come together…

Wilson Center Event Discusses Potential Impact Of SDGs

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The Future of the Sustainable Development Goals Gracie Cook, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses panelists’ remarks at an April 13 event held at the Wilson Center on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

Global Coalition Needed To Cut Pollutants, Reduce Non-Communicable Diseases

Mail & Guardian: Air pollution responsible for one in every eight deaths worldwide Margaret Chan, WHO director general; Børge Brende, Norway’s minister of foreign affairs; and Amina Mohammed, environment minister of Nigeria “…One of the fastest and most cost-effective ways for targeting the gradual and often imperceptible changes wrought by…

Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people…

Up To 5.3M People In South Sudan Face Severe Food Insecurity, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan food crisis may almost double to 5.3 million — U.N. “Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year’s lean season, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Monday, nearly double the number in the first three months of…

Famine Could Be Averted With Political Safeguards

New York Times: Is the Era of Great Famines Over? Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University “…How did Ethiopia go from being the world’s symbol of mass famines to fending off starvation? Thanks partly to some good fortune, but mostly to peace, greater…

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