Understanding poverty and children’s health before natural disasters strike

Preparing for and building back after natural disasters should not be a one-size-fits all approach.

Studying the relationship between natural disasters and community wellbeing and recovery has been my passion since my time coordinating medical relief efforts throughout Asia as a Navy servicemember in Japan.

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Entendiendo la pobreza y la salud de los niños antes de que ocurran los desastres naturales

Estudiar la relación entre los desastres naturales y el bienestar y la recuperación de las comunidades ha sido mi pasión desde que coordiné las labores de ayuda médica en toda Asia como miembro de la Marina en Japón.

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Nature for all: Connecting communities of color with the outdoors

From an early age, many people don't feel welcome in outdoor spaces or inspired to pursue environmental science careers. That needs to change.

Plastic's toxic reach in Louisiana

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Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

LISTEN: Respecting Earth and Indigeneity in the Grand Canyon

"The connection the people have here with the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area is much much deeper than many of the experiences that people have that visit the park. They emerged into this world from the Grand Canyon."

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