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Advancing the accurate tracking of energy poverty

A novel measurement framework that better aligns with the services people lack rather than capturing the mere absence of physical connections to a source of electricity can help track energy poverty.
21-Sep-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 could cause declines in life expectancy in severely affected areas

A new analysis of period life expectancy shows that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world.
15-Sep-2020 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate change triggers migration

According to a new study, environmental hazards affect populations worldwide and can drive migration under specific conditions, especially in middle-income and agricultural countries.
11-Sep-2020 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bending the curve of biodiversity loss

A major new study suggests that without ambitious, integrated action combining conservation and restoration efforts with a transformation of the food system, turning the tide of biodiversity loss by 2050 or earlier will not be possible.
7-Sep-2020 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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