What Monitoring Sewage Tells Us About the Coronavirus

Susan Gardner, the Ecosystem Division Director of UNEP, said that “wastewater is a precious resource that the world needs to know how to tap. Not only could it be used to feed crops, but the water in our sewers can act like an early warning system that could alert us when diseases begin to move …

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COVID-19, an Ecosystems Crisis – National Town Hall Part 2

Part 2: It is well understood that COVID-19 is a health crisis. COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that the virus is transmitted from animals to humans. Other examples of recent zoonotic disease outbreaks include the Zika virus, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Ebola, West Nile Virus, Avian Influenza (bird flu), and numerous others. In …

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The Climate Crisis – National Town Hall Part 1

Alongside several of my environment-passionate friends, I recently set up a National Town Hall for the newly created Youth Climate Action Team hub located in the DMV area. Given the current unprecedented situation, we hosted this event virtually via Zoom, which gave the team the opportunity to open the event worldwide. Thus, I reached out …

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