What We're Reading: February & March 2017

February and March’s latest and greatest reads on deforestation, global health, and everything in between.

1. "Medical Community Gathers Steam to Tackle Climate's Health Effects" by M.J. Friedrich at JAMA

Suggested by Founder, Dr. Kinari Webb, "Finally this is starting to appear on the radar of most health care professionals!"

2. "Global Agriculture Trends: Are we Actually Using Less Land?" by Jon Fisher at The Nature Conservancy

Suggested by Board Member, Art Blundell, "This shows that even on a small-scale, organic farming is important!"


3. "100,000 may have died but there is still no justice over Indonesian air pollution" by Elodie Aba and Bobbie Sta. Maria at The Guardian

Suggested by Communications and Outreach Manager, Darya Minovi, "This is a reminder that the negative effects of the 2015 fires still reverberate throughout Indonesia. I'm glad we are working at the root of this problem and addressing both the health and environmental consequences of these fires!"

4. "One year after her death, Berta Cáceres's voice lives on" by David Kaimowitz at Ford Foundation

Suggested by Managing Director, Trina Jones, "Even though indigenous rights aren't at the forefront of our programming, the global fight for their rights is crucial to protecting our shared climate and natural resources."


5. "Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise" by Michaeleen Doucleff and Jane Greenhalgh at NPR

A fascinating global health piece connecting deforestation to pandemics and veterinary health in Malaysian Borneo.


About Darya Minovi | View all posts by Darya Minovi

Darya is the Communications and Outreach Manager at Health In Harmony, based in Portland, OR. After studying Public Health and Environmental Policy at the College of William and Mary, Darya knew she wanted to dedicate her career to protecting human and environmental health. When she's not at work, you can find Darya enjoying the great outdoors, exploring Portland's farmers markets, or watching live music.