public health

gold mine water pollution

Ecosystem destruction, such as this pollution from a gold mine, is a primary driver of zoonotic disease reproduction and transmission. Natural ecosystems act as a buffer zone, preventing spillover of certain pathogens from animals to people.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
While much about the future remains uncertain, we do know this is not the last pandemic we'll face. And if we want to prevent future pandemics, we need to focus on the impact of humans on our environment.
straight road looking into the distance with storm clouds overhead

The road ahead for both COVID-19 and climate change is stormy, but with science and facts by our side we can find solutions to both.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
How can we apply the lessons we are learning now to the next looming threat — climate change — recognizing that it will, by necessity, take a back seat until the current health emergency and economic crisis subside?

What can we learn from the pandemic to create a world that embodies the Sustainable Development Goals?

Director, GW Office of Sustainability | Co-Director, SustainableGW
As we are adapting to the stay-home realities of a global pandemic, we are having a first-hand experience of global change. In the chaos we may find confusion, anxiety, and new ways to cope. But we also can find a learning moment.

(Photo by Hana Hancock)

George Washington University
Even if we can't always make it outside, there are proven ways we can keep our spirits up during physical distancing.

In this episode we speak with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, who is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. (George Washington University)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Listen to Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno host a special COVID-19 series, "Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic," in partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

How are college students handling the transition to all e-learning? Six students at SUNY Plattsburgh provided an update.

SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Plattsburgh professor Curt Gervich interviewed six environmental science and studies students to find out how they are adapting to college life in the time of COVID-19 — and what we can learn from their experiences.

Hundreds of Tucson residents are using green spaces during the pandemic like the Loop, a 131-mile paved bikeway that now sees hundreds of daily users. (Jake Meyers / University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Green spaces not only help cities mitigate and adapt to climate change; they can help residents cope with the shock of COVID-19.
George Washington University
The main character in the story is a GW international student who will show you the appropriate steps to keep safe as the spread of coronavirus.
SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry
So much of the pollution of our water and public health risks can be traced back to pollution from excess fertilizer application by the agriculture industry.
SUNY ESF
My story concerns the expansion of the built environment and its possible effects on public health and socio-spatial inequality

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