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May 23, 2018

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are associated with reductions in protein, iron, zinc and four key B vitamins, according to a new field study showing, for the first time, that rice grown at concentrations of atmospheric CO2 expected by t

May 23, 2018

Carbon dioxide poses threat to maternal and child health for millions of people, says UW co-author of study.

October 31, 2017

The emerging global climate-change crisis poses "clear and unprecedented opportunities for public health," says a paper published in The Lancet journal.

Humans are acclimating to higher temperatures on Earth, according to a study co-led by Kristie Ebi, a University of Washington professor in the School of Public Health.

UW professor of global health Kristie Ebi has attended United Nations climate-change conferences since 2000. The agreement reached at the Paris conference in December, she said, was nothing short of monumental.
 

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina lashed New Orleans, a new study warns that future public health impacts of climate change in Gulf Coast states may be especially severe.

Howard Frumkin, dean of UW’s School of Public Health, is also a scientist who for 15 years has paid attention to health impacts of climate change.

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