PRB Topic Feed: Environment/Topics/Environment.aspxClimate Change Predicted to Affect Mortality in Rural India More Than the United StatesMichael Greenstone, 3M professor of environmental economics at MIT, shared his research findings on the mortality impact of rising temperatures in the United States and India at a PRB policy seminar. 11/12/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/climatechangepolicyseminar.aspx84b4abe9-6d71-4933-8afb-d0625182095eWhich Types of Disasters Are the Deadliest in the U.S.? The Answer Is SurprisingMortality remains one of the major outcomes related to natural disasters, and a recent study on which types of disasters are the deadliest has yielded interesting results. University of South Carolina researchers Kevin Borden and Susan Cutter found that, somewhat surprisingly, heat or drought was the deadliest natural hazard. 01/05/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/disasters-by-type.aspx7e87c706-3b4f-4e4d-b33c-509e4fce4502Strategies for Sustainable Development: Case Studies of Community-Based Population, Health, and Environment ProjectsPRB, in partnership with nongovernmental organizations in the Philippines, has produced five case studies that document approaches to the implementation of integrated population, health, and environment programs.10/18/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/StrategiesforSustainableDevelopmentCaseStudiesofCommunityBasedPopulationHealthandEnvironmentProjects.aspx7972240b-522c-41b5-bbe0-b0c65b04542eTackling Asthma in West HarlemWest Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT), a community-based environmental health and justice organization, has been working since 1988 to reduce childhood asthma in the highly burdened neighborhoods of northern New York City.08/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/TacklingAsthmainWestHarlem.aspx7847f34f-a456-4404-8803-fce489c2a746Measures for Afghan Population Troubled by Conflict, DroughtSevere drought, more than two decades of conflict, and years of repressive policies that have ravaged Afghanistan's economy and deprived its people — mainly women and girls — of their basic human rights, have created major uncertainties about population measures and estimates.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/MeasuresforAfghanPopulationTroubledbyConflictDrought.aspx6fe6e2c0-2af7-4b73-98fa-e2bb99791322The Human and Environmental Effects of E-WasteRoughly 40 million metric tons of electronic waste (e-waste) is produced globally each year, and about 13 percent of that weight is recycled mostly in developing countries. About 9.1 million tons of this waste are produced by the European Union.04/04/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/e-waste.aspx6e92beb0-9403-4fff-ad3a-594904a8e485What's Behind Desertification?Desertification is generally viewed as an advanced stage of land degradation. While people have managed fragile drylands successfully for millennia in many parts of the world, pressure upon the land is much greater today as roughly 2 billion people inhabit drylands around the world.02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/WhatsBehindDesertification.aspx6ced02f7-8698-479a-a54a-dfbfb04c1987How Changing Age Structure and Urbanization Will Affect Food Security in sub-Saharan AfricaPopulation growth is not the only factor that will contribute to increased food needs in sub-Saharan Africa. Changes in age structure and urbanization will also play significant roles in the growth of food needs in the region.03/09/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/food-security-aging-urbanization.aspx647fa9f6-604e-42a7-8e21-1a721a2084e9Africa's Struggle with DesertificationDesertification (advanced land degradation) is most severe in Africa. Three-quarters of the continent's drylands that are used for agriculture have already begun to lose productivity.02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/AfricasStrugglewithDesertification.aspx61d8c3cf-ccb4-40d3-a8bf-848c7696e55bWorld Health Day 2003: A Focus on Children's Environmental HealthThis year's World Health Day (April 7) was dedicated to ensuring healthy environments for children by increasing awareness of environmental risks to children's health, building on existing interventions, and adapting concrete actions to local needs.04/07/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/WorldHealthDay2003AFocusonChildrensEnvironmentalHealth.aspx517b5596-cef3-4b3a-a65d-6000729305a3