The blistering heat wave with temperatures topping 47.9 C (118 F) in 1 town in British Columbia has caused dozens of deaths, The Globe and Mail reports.   The record-setting heat has made it difficult for emergency services in the province to keep up:

Bangladesh’s Second Public Health Photo Contest winners reveal stark public health challenges—from food insecurity, to the lack of housing options in megacities like Dhaka, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. They also illuminate—in vivid, vibrant detail—photography’s…

Surging COVID-19 cases and politics that “fly in the face of sound science and data-driven policy,” have brought public health in America to “a moment of truth,” philanthropist Michael R.

COVID-19 may be dominating the headlines, but people are just as worried about climate change, according to a new Pew Research Center poll spanning 14 countries, 

As global greenhouse gas emissions fall amid the pandemic, climate advocates have hoped it would be an opportunity to turn a corner on climate change.  

“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…

Countries are failing to shield a billion children from physical, sexual, or psychological violence each year, the UN warns

As heat waves and heat-related deaths rise in the US, the CDC’s climate program is the government’s “only sustained effort” to help cities and states adapt to climate change. But the decade-old program is chronically underfunded and hampered by political interference.  …

SARS-CoV-2 is far from one of a kind. Bats alone carry some 3,200 coronavirus strains that could reach humans, and climate change is making that increasingly likely.

A sweeping UN climate report released yesterday offers a familiar dire forecast for the planet.   But this report addresses a brand new factor—COVID-19—and UN chief António Guterres warned that the outbreak must not distract from the climate change fight. "Both must be…