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Carolyn Daher

Are we Designing Cities that Belong to People or to Cars?

Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro - El País, on the occasion of the Car-Free Day] Most of us take moving around for granted . We readily assume that governments will plan and build so that we can get to work, take our kids to school, and have access to...

Pablo Martínez

La respuesta a las enfermedades emergentes transmitidas por mosquitos en el Mediterráneo


Las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores representan un 17% del total de enfermedades infecciosas a escala mundial. Estas enfermedades son responsables de la muerte de más de 700.000 personas al año , y alrededor de 275.000 si excluimos la malaria. Las enfermedades transmitidas...

Adelaida Sarukhan

The Epidemiological Transition (or What We Died, Die and Will Die From)


  What is it?  A baby born in Spain in 1900 could hope to live an average of 35 years. In 2011, he/she can expect to live up to 82 years, more than twice. Over the last two centuries, not only the life expectancy has doubled (or even tripled) across the world. The...

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