Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation over the next decade would pay more than “triple dividends” worth $7.1 trillion, according to an analysis by the Global Commission on Adaptation, published ahead of the UN Climate Summit set for later this month,

The dreaded “superbug yeast” Candida auris moves quickly between people and somehow survives on plastic and steel surfaces.   Slated for “pandemic potential,” it has already wreaked havoc in hospitals across the globe, reaching 30 countries across 6 continents.  …

In the 1970s, dengue was endemic in just 9 countries—now it is gaining ground in over 100, leaving about half the global population at risk of “break bone fever,” The Telegraph reports. This year alone:

President Trump heartily defended his environmental record yesterday in a sweeping address, baffling critics who noted his rollback of dozens of policies geared toward environmental and human health.   The speech comes amid reports that US air quality is getting worse while…

It wouldn’t be accurate to say that today the world “celebrates” World Environment Day because the news is so grim. From 7 million people killed every year by air pollution and soaring deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon to the global climate crisis, there’s more worry…

The planet reached a terrifying milestone on Saturday. For the first time in human existence, CO2 concentrations surpassed 415 parts-per-million, according to a reading from the historic Mauna Loa Observatory, The Independent reports.

The new World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate report warns that we’re running out of time: 

“Antimicrobial resistance is a more immediate threat to human health than climate change,” writes epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee, and it’s worsening with overuse of antibiotics and a lack of alternatives.   Phage therapy—using bacteriophages, or viruses that only attack…

Severe droughts could drive new HIV infections in Africa, research in Lesotho illustrates.   Teen girls in climate-shocked areas were more likely to drop out of school, become sexually active earlier and contract HIV, according to research ed by Andrea Low, an assistant…

The idyllic Micronesian island of Kiribati, next door to French Polynesia (Tahiti) and boasting one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, is a tropical paradise. It’s hard to believe that its people are expected to become some of the world’s first climate change…