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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.