Slowing the Brain Drain in Central Africa to Protect the Environment and Public Health

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By Karla Renschler
Central Africa–long plagued by conflict and widespread poverty–faces another significant challenge to sustainable development: a debilitating brain drain. The emigration of talented scholars and researchers seeking an education in developed countries and then staying abroad is weakening th[……]

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Wood Stove Smoke Is Killing Us

Winter cold has set in, and smoke curls skyward from my neighbor’s chimney. Once, I would have found that charming. No longer.

Now I know that his smoke is making me sick. For starters, wood smoke causes heart disease, irregular heartbeat, lung cancer, and emphysema. I’m not alone in waking up to these hazards: Cities fro[……]

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