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Climate Change: Heat Waves as a Growing Threat to Human Health

3 September 2017

When considering the effects of climate change there are frequent references to increased temperatures, heat waves and the impact on human health. In the last few years a considerable amount of research has been undertaken, and show would uncover have suggested a human survivability threshold based [read more]

Climate change pushing Asia towards doom

31 July 2017

Joydeep Gupta, July 31, 2017 Food, health, energy; everything at risk as the temperature rises, but Asia also has the opportunity to lead in green technologies Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump Much of Asia may see 50% more rainfall due to climate change, although countries like [read more]

Polluted waters bring disease and death to Afghans

27 July 2017

Joydeep Gupta, July 27, 2017 Hidden by stories of violence, the Afghan state is struggling hard to improve access to clean water for its citizens Over the last seven years, water-borne diseases have killed more people in Afghanistan than terrorists have. An estimated 16.8 million Afghans drink [read more]