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.

George Washington University
"The 92 Percent" aims to raise awareness about the consequences of climate change on children's health, highlight the important work pediatricians and parents are doing in this space, and inspire action to create a healthier world for future... Read More
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Sustainable business practices are being adopted by companies globally for many reasons. Healthy work environment, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.

(Alan Levine/Creative Commons)

George Mason University
If we can just solve the food waste problem, we could have enough food to feed everyone — even with a growing world population.

(International Rice Research Institute)

UW-Madison
Opposition to golden rice has prevented a potential cure for a vitamin A deficiency from reaching millions of people who need it most.

My mother and me before her accident.

George Washington University
The true story of my mother's heroism, her tragic bond to Bhopal, and how she taught me to grow (up) organically.

A historical photograph of the West Calumet Housing Complex provided by the East Chicago Public Library for the Northwest Indiana Times.

Northwestern University
High lead and arsenic contamination has been plaguing East Chicago, Indiana, residential areas since at least the 1980s. Read about residents who have been affected by this crisis and their fight for recovery.

The toxic slag pile leftover from smelting industries sits beside Marquette St. Photo by Stephanie Fox/Medill.

Northwestern University
The clean-up of toxic waste from a Superfund site in a village in Central Illinois has been virtually stagnant for almost 20 years. Read about the dynamics between the community and government in the clean-up process. 
Air pollution smoke rising from a plant tower

Smoke rises from a plant tower, polluting the air. (Public Domain)

State University College at Buffalo
Susan Anenberg, an expert in public health and environmental studies, sat down with Planet Forward to discuss the implications that unchecked pollution can have on human life.

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