What We're Reading: August 2017

August's latest and greatest reads on environmental conservation, global health, and everything in between.

1. Orangutans find home in degraded forests by John C. Cannon at Mongabay.com

Suggested by International Partnerships Manager, Amy Krzyzek, "I liked this hopeful article that talked about a study assessing the resilience of orangutans, and that there is evidence they can survive and thrive even in "degraded" forests that are impacted by human use. "


By Rhett A. Butler | Photo via Mongabay.com


2. Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees? by Angus Chen at NPR

Suggested by Health In Harmony Board Member, Melanie Webster.


By Megan Kearns | Photo from Innovations for Poverty Action


3. NEWSLETTER: Planetary Health Alliance Newsletter

Over the last year, you've probably seen us mention "planetary health" quite a few times. For those of you who aren't familiar, Planetary Health is an emerging discipline "focused on characterizing the linkages between human-caused disruptions of earth's natural systems and the resulting impacts on public health." Health In Harmony has been very involved with this movement, and this year became a member of the Planetary Health Alliance, a consortium of universities, NGOs, government entities, research institutes and more who are committed to advancing this field. Each month they send out a fantastic newsletter that serves as a great resource for latest research, opportunities, and articles related to planetary health. Sign up to their email list by scrolling to the footer of their website.


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.