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.

Many people already believe that buying locally grown produce is more environmentally friendly.  A new study shows that locally grown produce tastes better, too!
Medical Waste is accumulated extremely quickly due to the fact that most medical supplies are used only once to ensure patient safety. While this practice may safeguard individuals, the ramifications for the environment are less than desirable.... Read More
Middlebury College
Our goal is to create a nutritious protein bar made of crickets. What started out as Bumu has now become Jiminy, the same cricket farming project to empower mothers and children around the world with much-needed iron and protein. Initially, our goal... Read More
Everyone has heard the words global warming and their designation as the number one crisis facing humanity. Cities around the world have responded with a wide range of ideas targeting their own emissions. Everything from green roofs to alternative... Read More
The increase in grocery Cooperatives is drawing customers away from large grocery chains. But why are they becoming so popular? See how cooperatives are supporting local organic products, bringing communities together and spreading environmental... Read More
The George Washington University
This is a video about how to address "food deserts" in Washington, DC. Film produced by Max Chen, Mayra Cruz, and Zohra Roy.
We have invented a fresh water system that can be used by anyone anywhere in the world.  Our device runs off of solar energy to make contaminated or unsanitary water biologically pure. To use the device, you first clarify the contaminated water and... Read More
This week on Bloomberg West we featured an innovative new toilet. Yes, you read that correctly. This toilet, designed at Cal Tech, is intended for use in the developing world and hopes to make the water there cleaner and healthier.
TradeSystemGuru.com
Challenges we face in the 21st century: - According to Professor Albert Barlett of the University of Colorado, "Modern agriculture is the use of land to convert petroleum into food." - Around the globe, the amount of arable farm land has been... Read More
Deutsche Welle
Turkey invests massively in its infrastructure, especially in water treatment where there is still a pent-up demand. Wastewater from households and industry often flowed untreated into rivers - including recently in the eastern Turkish city of... Read More

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