Asia

This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by presenting data from an interrupted time series showing the economic and psyschological impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on women and families in Rupganj upazila, a region in rural Bangladesh. Women reported greater food insecurity due to reduced family income, an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and an increase in intimate partner violence during the lockdown, ranging from emotional violence (threats, humiliation, and insults) to moderate to severe physical violence or sexual violence.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 10, this article examines how COVID-19 lockdowns have presented substantial risks to the wellbeing of women, particularly through economic inequality and exposure to intimate partner violence.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explore the relationships between plant invasions and soil carbon pools.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores the changes in soil nitrogen and nitrogen functional gene (NFG) abundances within vertical profiles throughout the desertification process.
This Article addresses SDGs 3 and 7 by providing new information about variations in PM2.5 and black carbon kitchen concentrations and household air pollution exposures. This large study assessed exposure in 120 rural communities in eight countries, collecting information on primary and secondary cooking fuels and monitoring household air pollution exposures in both men and women. The data can inform risk assessments of household air pollution and be used to better understand the effect of exposure on health.
Elsevier,

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volume 75, October 2020, 102035

Contributing to SDGs 5 and 16, this paper discusses dowry homicides involving fire.
Agriculture consumes huge amounts of water in China and is profoundly affected by climate change.
Climate, land use and land cover (LULC) changes are among the primary driving forces of soil loss. As climate change (i.e., increasing rainfall) did not affect plant performance in Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) area, our findings suggested that ecological restoration was more beneficial to curb the amount of soil loss caused by urbanization and dam construction.
2018 First prize winner Dr. Prajwal Rajbhandari
In 2018, Dr. Prajwal Rajbhandari was awarded the first prize of the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for his project, “Guava leaves as natural preservatives for farmers of Nepal.” Due to a lack of viable non-toxic preservatives, or cold chain technologies, one-third of Nepal’s produce is spoiled before it reaches market each year. Dr. Rajbhandari’s project taps the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of guava leaves to make a water-based, sprayable natural preservative, contributing to SDGs 2, 12 and 15. Two years later, we interviewed Dr. Rajbhandari about his experience as a winner, as well as the upcoming steps for his project.
Examines inequity in elderly people's access to health care and offers insights to help policymakers improve this.

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