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An Indian boy tries to collect copper wires with a rope from a water canal polluted with plastic and other garbage in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2017. Why Global Citizens Should Care. As the environment deteriorates from climate change, pollution, and other factors, human health will inevitably be affected. The United Nations’ latest report on the environment urges countries to protect the planet for the sake of public health. You can join us in taking action on this issue here . From stronger heat waves to new vectors for disease transmission to worsening freshwater pollution, the health threats associated with environmental degradation are vast, according to the United Nations’ sixth Global Environment Outlook . Full story

20 March