Day after day, week after week, the steady drum-beat of climate change issues - from melting ice caps to Australian infernos - is exacting a global mental health toll. And no one feels the heat more than young people.
The US Food and Drug Administration hasn't regulated the 10,000 chemicals added to your food, according to a petition filed Wednesday by groups representing pediatricians, the environment, public health, as well as food and consumer safety advocates.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday diminished studies linking a widely-used pesticide associated with brain damage in children, a move that could enable years of continued use of controversial chlorpyrifos.
"For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe," Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "Californians shouldn't have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma."
Wildfire smoke can be harmful to both animals and humans, and people with preexisting lung conditions, children and pregnant women are especially at risk for becoming seriously ill from poor air quality.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize could go to green campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement to highlight the link between environmental damage and the threat to peace and security, some experts say.
Given Zulu, an illegal coal miner, is part of a growing environmental movement in the coal-rich Mpumalanga province, campaigning for a shift to cleaner energy, away from the black rock that both feeds his two children and pollutes the air they breathe.