Global warming is allowing an array of forgotten pathogens to emerge from the thawing permafrost—and possibly reinfect humans.   Organic matter like dead animals, moss and plants, long preserved in ice, are now thawing, rotting, and releasing gases that not only spur global…

Wait, why would the Trump White House release a 2,000 page National Climate Assessment that finds humans almost entirely to blame for climate change late last week?   The decision doesn’t mean the administration has warmed to climate change.  

Epidemics and pandemics can rewrite history. The Great Plague of the medieval ages, or “The Black Death,” which killed 75-200 million and wiped away 60% of the European population, is one of history’s most catastrophic examples. The last plague pandemic occurred in the 19th…

A robust response to climate change presents “the greatest global health opportunity” this century; ignoring it could reverse decades of public health progress, according to the Lancet Countdown.   Building on the Lancet’s 2015 Commission on Health and Climate Change, the…

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…