Environmental activist Rob Greenfield is no stranger to strange looks on the subway; that’s what happens when you wear something trashy.   In Greenfield’s case, his outfit is quite literally garbage. He is wearing every piece of trash he generates—from used Big Mac…

92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits, according to a WHO report released today that estimates air pollution levels across 3,000 human settlements in 103 countries for the years 2008 through 2015.   Contextualizing how…

Okay, so you’re dead. Can you still be eco-friendly? Yes! according to the nice folks who make the Infinity Burial Suit.   According to this HuffPo video, the burial suit is made of “organic cotton, bacteria and mushrooms.” (Sounds like the breakfast I had yesterday.) Their…

More than 1/2 the world’s 7.4 billion people live in urban areas. And 800 million of those urban dwellers don’t have access to an adequate sanitation system, including safe, private toilets. Such circumstances encourage outbreaks of diseases, including cholera.

Challenges facing our global food system—like climate change, antibiotic resistance and environmental health—require creative solutions beyond traditional research and policy advocacy. That’s the message of Anthony D. So, the new director of the Center for a Livable Future…

Irresponsible pharmaceutical companies fuel the proliferation of superbugs through supply chain pollution, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) reports. The advocacy group uncovered lapses such as dirty production and inadequate waste disposal in the production of…

Irresponsible pharmaceutical companies fuel the proliferation of superbugs through supply chain pollution, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) reports. The advocacy group uncovered lapses such as dirty production and inadequate waste disposal in the production of…

A new study by Chinese and American researchers confirms that China’s coal consumption is the biggest contributor to the country’s notoriously bad air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions—and that people are dying because of it. In 2013, 366,000 premature deaths in China…

Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to an increase in illnesses from waterborne vibrio bacteria, according to new research led by Rita Colwell, a University of Maryland microbiologist. Even though many cases aren’t confirmed by tests and reported, the CDC reports…

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on whether or not DDT should be used to combat the Zika virus, from the new issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.