The pandemic has marked the “biggest global crisis for children” in UNICEF’s history, plunging 100 million more children into poverty and pushing back progress on health, access to education, nutrition, child protection, and mental well-being, UN News reports.
A draft of a landmark UN climate report obtained by AFP is, in essence, a “4,000-page indictment of humanity's stewardship of the planet,” AFP reports via
Lyme disease affects over 300,000 people every year in the US. The black-legged tick that spreads the disease lives all over the nation—so, why is the problem so concentrated in the Northeast?
COVID-19 has sidelined another global crisis that knows no borders: climate change. Except this one has no vaccine.
A startling statistic: “If the health sector globally were a country, it would be the fifth [largest] emitter of greenhouse gases,” says Susan Wilburn of Care Without Harm.
What does the outcome of the US presidential election mean for science and health? A lot. The result will not only dictate the future of the nation’s COVID-19 response, but the future of various federal agencies, top officials, health care laws, and global health in…
“Our house is still on fire… and we should act as though we love our children above all else.” Perched on a stool to reach the microphone, an unwavering Greta Thunberg challenged the global elite with those words at the World Economic Forum in Davos early this year, just…
On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the halting of human activity has left city air cleaner than it’s been in a long time and inspired wildlife to stake its claim to city streets, AP reports.
Countries should fight public health threats with the same vigor they use to tackle terrorism, WHO warns in a roundup of the top health challenges of the next decade. Highlights from the list (in no particular order):
Australia’s devastating bushfires have prompted historic mass evacuations as officials anticipate more uncontrollable blazes and temperatures soaring past 40 degrees C (104F), The