People living near water have a lower risk of premature death and obesity and higher rates of mental wellbeing.
While the human and economic toll have been enormous, the fallout from the virus also seriously damaged nature.
Myanmar is renowned as a biodiversity hotspot, and supports more than 230 globally threatened species.
Plastic drink bottles, disposable utensils and balloons are among the most deadly items.
The project could reshape the world in political, economic and cultural terms, and poses important environmental risks.
While greenhouse gases are warming Earth’s surface, they’re also causing rapid cooling far above us.