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Evaluating the effectiveness of travel bans

A new study sheds light on how COVID-19 spreads regionally and between countries, as well as on how effective governmental measures to curb the spread of the pandemic have been to date.
3-Aug-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Making Comprehensive Water Resources Modeling More Accessible

A new large-scale, open source hydrological and water resources model will enable different stakeholder groups and scientific communities to engage with a hydrological model and support their investigations.
17-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Free Trade Can Prevent Hunger Caused by Future Shifts in Climate Patterns

International trade can compensate for regional reductions in agricultural production and reduce hunger when protectionist measures and other barriers to trade are eliminated.
17-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When is someone old?

According to a new study published in PLOS ONE, understanding how to assess who is elderly is a crucial first step for our understanding of population aging.
7-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Innovations for sustainability in a post-pandemic future

According to the latest report released by The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative, the COVID-19 crisis can provide an opportunity to create sustainable societies with higher levels of wellbeing for all.
6-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Closing the gap: Citizen science for monitoring sustainable development

Citizen science could help track progress towards all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An IIASA-led study, for the first time, comprehensively analyzed the current and potential contribution of citizen science data to monitor the SDGs at...
3-Jul-2020 7:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Planning for a growing elderly population

A new study investigated the prevalence of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low- and middle-income countries, to help policymakers prepare for the challenges associated with the world’s aging population.
25-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New scenarios to help global finance go green

To assess climate destabilization risks, major central banks and supervisors plan to utilize a new set of climate scenarios developed by an international team of researchers.
24-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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