Kilis—a Turkish border city whose population doubled with the arrival of Syrian refugees—is giving away thousands of bicycles to children. Recipients must maintain good grades, pledge to cycle for at least 1 hour a day and convince a relative to quit smoking. The bikes are…

South Asia is a dynamic, fast growing region home to almost a quarter of the world’s population—and a complex health landscape. Bringing together authors from 5 South Asian countries, a new collection of BMJ articles takes the temperature on the region’s health landscape—…

It’s exceedingly rare for an international development charity to say its program didn’t work—but, Evidence Action is garnering praise for doing just that. Their No Lean Season program gave subsidies to Bangladeshi families migrate to urban areas for work in the interim…

People in cities along American Southwest’s “heat belt” are used to high temperatures, but climate change and urban development are making life hotter and harder. “It is killing people, and it’s making people sick to a higher and higher degree,” says Kim Knowlton of the…

A 2014 EPA report identified 4 new climate change benchmarks: number of yearly household heating- and cooling-days, wildfire frequency, Great Lakes temperatures and water levels, and Lyme disease cases.