Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes longer days, warmer temperatures, and plenty of opportunities to engage in outdoor activities. However, the summer season also brings an increased risk of exposure to zoonotic ... READ MORE
Last week, we published a blog post talking about neglected tropical diseases, and we thought it would be appropriate to follow up with a closer look at one of these diseases that is now present in Florida. Dengue fever is a neglected ... READ MORE
Sustainable development goal 14 is to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” or as it is shortened “life below water”. 1 According to the United States Geological Survey “about ... READ MORE
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most urgent topics that needs to be addressed in the One Health field. At the end of anti-microbial awareness week 2022, I want to discuss how addressing this “wicked problem” requires a multi-pronged ... READ MORE
Hurricanes have a great impact on the livelihoods of millions of people. This is an obvious statement given the sheer size and magnitude of the forces unleashed by them. What is less obvious, however, is all the different ways in which hurricanes ... READ MORE
I would like to celebrate World Oceans Day on our very own One Health Blog by identifying where the interconnections between realms happen within the ocean context. By interconnections, I mean the One Health philosophy concept of humans, ... READ MORE
In a strange paradoxical manner, the past two years revealed the environmental impacts of humans on the environment. In the first few months of the pandemic, the world went into crisis mode as the globe went into lockdown. People were sick, ... READ MORE
That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain.
This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth's oceans. Read Part 1 here.
Impacts on climate change
Oil, gas, and coal are the fossil-fuel ... READ MORE
Planet Earth's Ocean has got 5 trillion problems and it’s all plastic.
What is plastic
From the Greek πλαστικος (plastikos), the term “plastics” literally means “fit for molding”. Plastic derives from cellulose and fossil ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE