Roger Peng, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, recently spoke at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies about his research estimating the health benefits of reducing particulate matter air pollution. He discussed common study designs for understanding environmental pollution health impacts as well […]
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A few of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute students who attended the COP-18 UN Climate Conference in Doha, Qatar in December, 2012 made this fun video about one of the art sculptures in the Qatar National Convention Center.
Although I had heard that Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is also the gastronomical center of China, I never fully understood the extent of how amazing and diverse its cuisine can be until I had the pleasure of dining at Yu’s Family Kitchen. Sichuan cuisine is famously bastardized in the United States, where I’m […]
I recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine – hugging a giant panda. In fact, this dream can be yours too, for the incredible donation of 1300 RMB (around $200 USD) to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, located in the north part of Sichuan province’s capital city. I, too, at first balked at the price. […]
Back in mid-June, Wuhan recorded the worst levels of air pollution in a decade. Media reports included pictures of Hubei’s capital shrouded in a greenish-yellow smog. Naturally, I decided that I had to make Wuhan one of the stops on my research trip. Despite (or in spite of) these horrendous air pollution days, I was […]
This video features Green Hunan, a non-government, non-profit organization located in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. Green Hunan worked with the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) last year in a first attempt to develop a city-level Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI) for a total of 14 major cities in Hunan. You can see […]
While registering to enter the Hunan Provincial Government offices in Changsha, I asked a security officer if there was a trashbin where I might throw out a cup that had previously contained my bubble tea. In heavily-accented Mandarin, the security officer said something to the effect of, “Oh, just throw it out over there,” gesturing […]
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