16% of deaths worldwide are linked to pollution—the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death. The startling numbers from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health reveal pollution’s deadly impact, especially for poorer countries:

Climate change as a key aggravator of world hunger was the primary topic at the 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate organized by the World Water Council and held earlier this week in France.  

NEW YORK—Exploring the role businesses can play tackling some of the world's thorniest challenges, the Bloomberg Global Business Forum is underway at the Plaza Hotel. Hosted during the UN General Assembly in New York, the forum convenes top government and business leaders…

ExxonMobile Corporation has often found itself in the crosshairs of climate change controversy, most recently in 2016 when officials from 17 states and territories announced an investigation into whether ExxonMobil misled the public about climate change.Researchers have…

Indigenous activists in Peru have found an effective tool to spread awareness about the toll of climate change—and to preserve their endangered languages: radio broadcasts.   “Radio is the bridge between the city and indigenous communities,” says Moises Cardenas Sanchez,…

Without successful climate change interventions, a new analysis shows that some regions of South Asia will experience extreme heat events fatal to humans by the late 21st  century.   As detailed in a new study published in Science Advances, the Indus and Ganges River…

After President Trump rejected the Paris accord on global warming, French president Emmanuel Macron launched the “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative to attract top climate scientists from the US and other countries.Applications have poured in for the program, which…

Want to truly reduce your carbon footprint? According to analysis of 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports and web-based programs, the best step you can take is to have fewer children.By choosing to have one fewer child, an individual would reduce his or her annual…

By tackling factory farming, the WHO could fight all 3 of the “slow-motion disasters” outlined by outgoing WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA): climate change, antibiotic resistance and noncommunicable diseases threatening…

If you don’t live in coal country, you might think of coal as someone else’s problem. If so, From the Ashes, a new documentary produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies, might change your mind. The film, which premiers globally this Sunday, June 25, on National Geographic, lays…