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Our fellows’ work and voices featured across the media landscape.


Op-ed: East Buffalo Needs Community-Driven Structural Investments, Not Fly-In, Fly-Out Charity
May 24, 2022
Civil Eats
East Buffalo is full of existing Black-led groups working to feed and care for its residents in the aftermath of the massacre. And they’ll be doing the same long after the news media has moved on.
CO2: Friend or Foe to Food? How Rising Carbon Dioxide Uproots Bangladesh’s Food Systems
May 3, 2022
Anthroposphere: The Oxford Climate Review
The negative impacts of increasing atmospheric CO2 on food quality and production raise significant public health concerns for countries like Bangladesh where rice and fish not only supply energy and protein but also undergird cultural identity. As the saying goes: Mache Vate Bangali (Fish and Rice make a Bengali).
For Insight Into Cookstove Use, Researchers Turn to Behavioral Science
March 16, 2022
NIEHS Global Environmental Health Newsletter
Over the years, research has focused on reducing household air pollution by the sustained use of efficient stoves. But an NIEHS-funded team published a study exploring another angle: why people who use efficient stoves stop cooking with them later.
Agents of Change in Environmental Justice
March 15, 2022
Moms Clean Air Force
“For more than two decades,” Annie Hoang writes, “my mother has worked in poorly ventilated nail salons where she inhales toxic fumes that have caused new health issues. Similarly, my father works as a low-wage laborer in an old warehouse where smoke and dust pollute the air.”
Thirst for energy
December 29, 2021
HIMĀL Southasian
Ensuring energy and environmental justice in the Rampal coal-fired power plant project.
Some fast-food items contain plastics linked to serious health problems, new report shows
October 28, 2021
The Washington Post
Chemicals that research has shown to be linked to reproductive harm and learning problems in children were found in popular menu items

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