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A holistic approach for the US behavioral health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 creates additional challenges for healthcare leaders seeking to improve behavioral health while offering an opportunity for […]

The Population Factor – Episode 3

The Population Factor is a series that dives into key conversations examining the connection between our planet’s […]

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FDA blindsided as Trump Admin cripples agency on its way out

It’s “a full-frontal assault on public health,” one official said. The US Food and Drug Administration is […]

Jayathma Wickramanayake

Pay Attention, Healthcare Workers!

Doctors have played a vital role in lowering mortality and increasing human life span and well-being. While […]


Chomsky and Prashad: There are 3 major threats to life on Earth that we must address in 2021

Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has […]

Towards safe drinking water and clean cooking for all

The public health community has tried for decades to show, through evidence-based research, that safe water, sanitation, […]

If all governments are borrowing to fight Covid, who is lending?

Money does not work how you might think. Earlier this month, comedy writer and director Armando Ianucci […]

The fractal biology of plague and the future of civilization

At the time of writing, the CoViD-19 pandemic was in its second wave with infections doubling every […]

Truck and air pollution

Illegal Tampering by Diesel Pickup Owners Is Worsening Pollution, E.P.A. Says

WASHINGTON — The owners and operators of more than half a million diesel pickup trucks have been […]

An Open Letter From Michael Moore To President-Elect Joe Biden

As President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris plan their transition to the White House (and as President […]

Financing Water Supply and Sanitation in a Changing Climate

Human-caused climate change is real and accelerating, creating new challenges for all aspects of freshwater management, including […]

Experts explain how your brain tricks you into taking risks during the pandemic

It was mid-February and Maria Konnikova — a psychologist, writer and champion poker player — was on […]

What if Local and Diverse Is Better Than Networked and Global?

Helena Norberg-Hodge has been arguing for localism since the 1970s, but the pandemic is making the Australian […]

Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health

Checking your phone for an extra two hours every night won’t stop the apocalypse—but it could stop […]

‘It’s been so, so surreal.’ Critics of Sweden’s lax pandemic policies face fierce backlash

On 5 April, Anders Tegnell, chief epidemiologist for the Swedish public health authority, sent an email to […]

The need for strategic food policy in Australia

Food is the most interconnected policy issue any government faces. In Australia, governing the food system cuts […]

Dying in a Leadership Vacuum

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With […]

Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place

At TEDxChange, Thailand’s “Mr. Condom,” Mechai Viravaidya, walks us through the country’s bold plan to raise its […]

Population growth and climate change: environmental threat multipliers – a new publication from TOP

The Overpopulation Project is pleased to announce its most recent publication, “Population growth and climate change: Addressing […]

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‘We’re No. 28! And Dropping!’

A measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the […]

Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field: Mechai Viravaidya

Worried about Thailand’s future, Mechai Viravaidya launched an organization called the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) […]

To Beat the Coronavirus, Build a Better Fence

In March, I wrote two widely read articles about the emerging coronavirus pandemic, “Why You Must Act […]

Comparing Corona virus responses in Florida and Australia: For the best results, follow the science

Responses to the corona virus are widely perceived as trade-offs between health and wealth.  Political and business […]

How Trump damaged science — and why it could take decades to recover

The US president’s actions have exacerbated the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the […]

Extinctions in next 20 years may near 20th-century total

The loss of land-based animals is accelerating, researchers report. Their analysis of thousands of vertebrate species reveals […]