Health

Death in the marshes: environmental calamity hits Iraq’s unique wetlands

Small gangs of buffaloes sat submerged in green and muddy waters. Their back ridges rose over the surface like a chain of black is...

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How pesticides intensify global warming

A new study shows that pesticides are a key contributor to climate change, from their manufacturing, transportation, and applicat...

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She Is Africa’s First Heat Officer. Can She Make Her City Livable?

Before Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown exploded into a sprawling metropolis — eating up wooded hills and encroaching on the...

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Pollution cleanup method destroys toxic “forever chemicals”

An insidious category of carcinogenic pollutants known as “forever chemicals” may not be so permanent after all. University of...

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How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. ...

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‘Unacceptable climate change risks’: Court rules against Clive Palmer’s Galilee coal project in Queensland

The Land Court of Queensland found Clive Palmer's planned thermal coal mine project would unjustifiably limit the human rights of ...

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As Evidence Mounts, New Concerns About Fracking and Health

Almost 20 years after the adoption of hydraulic fracturing began to supercharge U.S. production of oil and gas, there’s growing ...

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New Study Maps Over 50,000 Sites In the U.S. That Are Likely Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’

Researchers have determined that the country is dotted with tens of thousands of locations that may be contaminated by PFAS, whic...

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Scientists discover how air pollution causes lung cancer

Scientists say they have identified the mechanism through which air pollution triggers lung cancer in non-smokers, a discovery one...

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Could the Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Be the New Normal?

From the Danube to the Loire, Europe’s prime rivers — lifelines for the continent’s economy — are running low after a brut...

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More than 90% of identifiable trash in North Pacific Garbage Patch comes from just six countries

A team of researchers with the Ocean Cleanup project and Wageningen University, both in the Netherlands, has found via sampling an...

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Deadly Floods Devastate an Already Fragile Pakistan

Across Pakistan, torrents of floodwater have ripped away mountainsides, swept buildings off their foundations and roared through t...

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