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James Okeyo cooks dinner on his three stone cook stove in Kisumu, Kenya. The EnDev Kenya Country Programme is helping to replace these three older charcoal stoves with cleaner, less smoky wood burning stoves. Up to December 2015, 87,000 households have switched to the improved, cleaner burning jiko kisasa (firewood stove).

Phasing out cookstoves a 'win-win' for climate and health, study shows

Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save... Read More

Public health | Feb 1. 2017.
A scientist studies the mosquitos that transmit the Zika virus.

Zika outbreak ‘fuelled by’ El Niño and climate change

The combination of a strong El Niño event and human-caused climate change created optimal conditions for the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in... Read More

Public health | Dec 19. 2016.
Triathlon training - athlete swimming

Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria

Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from marine bacteria in... Read More

Public health | Aug 8. 2016.
A mosquito type known as Anopheles gambiae

Climate change could curb malaria risk in West Africa by end of century

A new study suggests that climate change could make West Africa less hospitable for mosquitoes by the end of the century, reducing the risk of malaria... Read More

Public health | Jul 18. 2016.
The cliffs being eroded at the Birling Gap. The houses on the cliff are long empty and uninhabited.

UK faces urgent climate change risks, says CCC

The UK must address a number of urgent risks due to climate change, the government's climate advisers have warned. ... Read More

Risk and adaptation | | Jul 12. 2016.
Aedes aegypti mosquito in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Climate change to widen range of disease-carrying mosquitoes, says study

Infectious diseases, such as dengue and the Zika virus, could spread to new parts of the world as mosquitoes expand their habitats in a warmer, wetter... Read More

Public health | Apr 28. 2016.
Fresh fruit and vegetables

Mapped: How climate change will slow progress towards curbing malnutrition

Alterations to our diets as a result of climate change will cause more than half a million extra deaths by 2050, according to research published today... Read More

Food and farming | Mar 2. 2016.
Downtown Los Angeles with an inversion layer of smog.

Cutting emissions could prevent nearly 300,000 US air pollution deaths

Reducing emissions in the energy and transport sectors could prevent almost 300,000 early deaths caused by air pollution in the US by 2030, a new... Read More

Public health | Feb 22. 2016.
Sandy scenery od Dubai at the Jumeirah Beach, UAE.

Heat and humidity could make parts of the Middle East ‘unbearable’ by 2100

Conditions in the Middle East could become so hot and humid by the end of the century that being outside for more than six hours would be intolerable,... Read More

Rest of world temperature | Oct 26. 2015.
African women in the greenhouses select roses for export to Europe, which provide employment to 800 farmers, in Lusaka Zambia

Explainer: How does climate change fit within the Sustainable Development Goals?

On Friday in New York, countries will adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide global development up to 2030. ... Read More

International policy | Sep 23. 2015.
People with face masks are seen on Dec 8,2013 in Beijing, China. 104 cities in China suffered from severe air pollution on Dec 7, Beijing was among that hit the hardest

Tackling climate change will reap benefits for human health

Curbing climate change could be the biggest global health opportunity of the 21st century. But if we choose not to act, we could reverse all the... Read More

Public health | Jun 23. 2015.
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