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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

New Study Urges Investment to Fight Forest Pests

MILLBROOK, N.Y., May 10, 2016—Imported forest pests cause billions of dollars in damages each year, and U.S. property owners and municipalities foot most of the bill. Efforts to prevent new pests are not keeping pace with escalating trade and must be strengthened if we are to slow the loss of our nation’s trees. So reports

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

International Conference Spotlights Improving Global Human, Animal and Ecosystem Health

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL—The intersection of human, animal and ecosystem health will be on display as global experts discuss interconnected topics such as the use of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsy in humans and canines, the ethical and legal challenges of translating genomic research into public health benefits, and the struggle to harness enormous datasets to

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Greenness Around Homes Linked to Lower Mortality

Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to new research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes had a 12 percent lower death rate compared to women with the lowest

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

New Report Sounds the Alarm on Harms to Human Health from Climate Change

DENVER, April 6, 2016—On Monday, during National Public Health Week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released a first of its kind report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, which documents the strong scientific evidence that climate change endangers public health today, and projects alarming impacts

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Mapping Threats to Europe’s Grasslands, Woodlands and Marine Areas

The EEA report ‘Mapping and assessing the condition of Europe’s ecosystems: progress and challenges’ gives a snapshot of current ecosystem health in Europe. It identifies key gaps in data which are essential to properly assess the health of Europe’s many ecosystems.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, authored by leading scientists and experts, emphasizes the need for increased coordination

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Qut, Royal College of Surgeons Point to Future of Health

A prominent Australian medical researcher has used the region’s largest geospatial conference to back the crucial role of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in understanding the links between health and where we reside, work and play. During her keynote address at the Ozri 2012 conference in Sydney today, Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Associate Professor Robyn Clark