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More than 90 scientists, doctors, and public health researchers are calling on U.S. and European regulators to conduct new safety reviews of acetaminophen, pointing to mounting evidence that fetal exposure to the commonly used pain reliever could increase the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders and reproductive system effects.

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An alarming new study finds that infant feces contain 10 times more polyethylene terephthalate (aka polyester) than an adult’s.
Children worldwide worry about the future and feel let down by governments, a huge study on attitudes towards climate change has found.
By 2025, the fast-food chain aims to "drastically" cut plastic in Happy Meal toys worldwide. More-sustainable toys could be made from cardboard and recycled materials, the company says.
A generation facing an intractable problem debates whether to bring a new generation into the world.

Almost two thirds of parents would like their children to follow in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg by becoming a passionate eco-warrior.

"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns."

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Five young fighters for action on global warming reflect on Monday’s vote, and what comes after.
Climate change is already devastating the young, who feel abandoned by their governments and earlier generations.

From school strikes to the halls of power, young activists have turned the world's focus toward climate change. They have rallied the largest protests in decades for the environment and brought it to the forefront of elections.

After more than two decades without clean drinking water, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is celebrating the opening of a water treatment facility and the end of water advisories for the community.

The idea that younger generations care the most about the climate while older people downplay the issue and refuse to take action is a widespread myth, according to new research.

A group of vigilante mums are so annoyed about toxic air pollution they've taken to the streets of London with their kids to protest.

Recently, a school project made an alarming discovery: the presence of five times the recommended maximum amount of lead in water samples taken from 14 schools across the UK.

Global survey finds most 16-25 year olds worry a lot about the future, and many feel failed by governments.

PITTSBURGH—Thousands of Pennsylvanians have been exposed to dangerous chemicals in their drinking water without knowing it, including people in the Pittsburgh region, but state-level regulations on the toxics remain at least two years away, according to state officials.

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Children's health expert Ruth Etzel on Monday testified in a public hearing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked to silence and harass her, removing her from a top-level position after she complained about agency delays in advancing a lead poisoning prevention program.

Afro-Colombian women on the Pacific coast have faced violence, conflict and the ecological fallout of mining and illegal logging. Now they're working together to protect their rich environment. 

Replacing all Milwaukee lead service lines would take 70 years at the current pace. Meanwhile, Wisconsin home lead investigations rarely test water amid a focus on paint.

The former EPA scientist is among five who have come forward alleging that the agency has become deeply corrupted

Federal health officials on Thursday delayed a high-stakes decision on whether to permit bestselling vaping brand Juul to stay on the market, while banning the sale of thousands of other electronic cigarettes.

The EPA is proposing to add a westside Atlanta area that's contaminated with lead to the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL), which would allow more federal funding for clean-up.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to pump $20 million into Benton Harbor to replace lead pipes and curtail exceedances of the state's water safety rules.
A play jointly being written by young people in South Wales and Brazil is among the projects which will be supported with Government funding.

Tatiana (Tots) Height, joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss intersection of urban planning and environmental health, and how's she pushing for equity in environmental access and education.

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The climate crisis is finding its way into more and more games: can games help shift people's perspectives?

When the scale of the climate crisis was brought home to Cordula Weimann, she decided to make some changes. She used to drive a sports car and take flights on vacation. Then she launched the Grannies for Future movement.

Pupils at 14 schools taking part in the Great British Water Project have made a startling discovery - their drinking water contains lead that is up to five times higher than the recommended maximum.

Air pollution is just as fatal as hurricanes, and it profoundly affects our well-being. Yet we no longer treat it as a crisis.

During protests in London over the past two weeks, there have been quite a few gray heads in the crowd — the "gray greens," as one BBC presenter called them.

As the Caldor Fire continues to burn in California and after Hurricane Ida cut a path of destruction in the South and Northeast, scientists continue to sound the alarm on climate change.

Six years, 141 days, and just under 18 hours. At the time of publication, this is how long we had to achieve zero emissions to keep our planet habitable for future generations.