Public Health

Polluted air and rivers have acute local health effects and changing rainfall and temperature patterns cause global disruptions in supplies of food and clean water. Learn what is being done to mitigate the impact.

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
These wanted posters will be used to target specific populations in the affected areas to encourage public participation in invasive species surveying & management.
George Washington University
Overpopulation has huge environmental implications, including the depletion of natural resources, pollution, and increased fossil fuel emissions. One solution may be a new, experimental birth control patch.

(Screen capture from www.wearefoundingfarmers.com)

George Washington University
Every player in the game should be trying to create a field more sustainable for the next, which is exactly what the Farmers Restaurant Group set out to do from day one. 
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
A community center in Madison, Wisc., provides important outdoor experiences for students who may not get them as often as they'd like.

Petcoke piles are stored at a Koch Bros. storage site on the Calumet River in Chicago, Illinois, in 2014. (Terry Evans)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Loyola University Chicago
Communities outside of Chicago stifled by BP's largest oil refinery are taking defiant steps to end its expansion of production—and dangerous emissions.

GW School of Medicine student Harleen Marwah at the UN-FAO in Rome. (Planet Forward)

George Washington University
Next in our four-part series, A Zero Hunger Future, GW School of Medicine student Harleen Marwah looks at the health sector’s role in the United Nations’ talks on achieving global food security.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | GW Law School
People choose not to compost for a variety of reasons, however we have tried to rebut all the major arguments against composting to show you how easy and impactful composting is.
Traffic congestion and air pollution
George Washington University
Traffic congestion in urban cities have contributed a significant portion of greenhouse gases like CO2 to air pollution and that has direct correlation to an increase of health effects, especially asthma in children.
George Washington University
An overview on the impact of disposable, single-use plastic menstrual products on the environment and women's bodies, and ideas for products women should be using instead.
SUNY ESF
This is the story of Al-amin Muhammad, founder of We Rise Above the Streets, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting food injustice and poverty.

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