Climate change disproportionately affects women. In the United States, women have their pregnancies affected by climate change and according to Climate Reality, there’s evidence of how climate change is associated with an increase in asthma in adolescent girls, a higher risk of acquiring lung cancer and heart disease in mid-life, and heart attacks, strokes, and […]Continue Reading 385 words
As National Geographic once explained, women make up half the national workforce, earn more college and graduate degrees than men, and by some estimates represent the largest single economic force in the world. Yet the gender gap in fields like science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) fields is still staggering. A survey conducted by […]Continue Reading 427 words
The number of women researchers working in Antarctica is “skyrocketing” as particularly younger women are charging ahead there — 55% of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) members are now female, according to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. As National Geographic points out, polar science used to be for men only.Continue Reading 557 words
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The most visited national park in the nation will now be run by a woman for the first time in its 85-year history. As CNBC explained, Tennessee native Lisa Hendy will become the Great Smokey Mountains National Park‘s chief ranger in April and help look after the 522,419 acres of protected land that runs between […]Continue Reading 159 words
Last week Democratic Reps Raúl M. Grijalva, the Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources; Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; and Jackie Speier, the Chairwoman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, expressed their concern over sexual harassment at the US Forest Service in response to a new report from the Department of Agriculture Inspector General identifying numerous failures by management to protect women.Continue Reading 533 words