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As palm oil companies take over their land, the Marind people of southern Papua, are struggling to feed themselves.

Deadly outbreaks have plagued societies for centuries. But they can lead to medical breakthroughs—if we learn the right lessons from them.
The first case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in northwestern Syria, sparking fears about the spread of the disease in the embattled region where water is scarce. 
More than 50 city declarations put racism’s health impacts on par with disease and addiction. Health organizations and school districts are adopting them too. 
Some argue that more work needs to be done to regain trust and uproot bias in their professions.

Hundreds of children in Syracuse are newly poisoned by lead paint each year, mostly in low-income Census tracts.

To balance the increases, richer countries may need to scale back, flagship UN report suggests.

Now a professor emeritus of geosciences at Penn State, Terry Engelder acknowledged some mistakes by the state and by industry, but challenged parts of the grand jury report.

A statewide grand jury investigating environmental and health impacts of the shale gas industry heard testimony that some children exposed to emissions from those operations develop a painful condition that looks like alligator skin and is common enough to get its own nickname: "frack rash."

Find out why the international agency exists in the first place—and the ramifications a U.S. withdrawal could have for global health.
The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
This week a corporate filing in California has provided a glimpse of those involved with a mysterious e-cigarette company.
Email from HHS adviser accusing CDC of ‘undermining President’ offers window into pressure on nation’s public health agency.
In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found the virus that causes covid-19 in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and elsewhere among a small sample of women who had the infection.

Long thought to primarily harm the lungs and cardiovascular system, air pollution is now catching the attention of neuroscientists and toxicologists.

The drinking water is polluted and sometimes the water pressure is too low to flush the toilet. They’re not alone.

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“It is unacceptable for EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management once again not to provide notice to the residents or consult them sooner,” Templeton said.

The original debate over the tax centered around what it meant to spend the money equitably. Since then, Black Lives Matter protests across Pittsburgh have put the issue of equity front-and-center, drawing attention — and often support — from council.

Disregarding the advice of his own health experts, President Trump also attacked the C.D.C.’s reopening guidelines as onerous and expensive.
It has been a summertime gathering spot in Hegewisch for more than half a century, but beginning Tuesday, the Little League field in the neighborhood became an active Environmental Protection Agency cleanup site.

Once known as the City of Mineral Water for the healing power of its spring-fed spas, Martinsville, Indiana, now faces the specter of health threats caused by the contamination of its water supply.

New research shows lead exposure worse for poor and black American children and highlights risk from contaminants in unregulated private wells.

“This should be the last summer we have to stress about our lives being on the line over peaker plants."
Attorney General Phil Weiser says the company must be held accountable for its part in the e-cigarette epidemic among youth.

The same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint.

Amid the pandemic and racial-justice uprisings, Black organizers nationwide are getting fresh, healthy food and groceries to those who need it most.
Federal funds could be coming to address one of Milwaukee’s biggest issues: lead in the water.

"In 2014, my world changed forever when I learned my family was exposed to contaminated drinking water containing high levels of PFAS. Since then, I haven't stopped worrying about my family's health," says Andrea Amico, a New Hampshire resident and PFAS community advocate turned national activist.

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After months of asserting pregnant women were not at high risk for the coronavirus, the CDC recently released a study with sobering findings for expectant mothers. Experts say the data gaps are almost as worrisome as the results.
Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible.

Toxic metal particles from traffic and industry are weakening people's hearts and the damage begins in early childhood, a study has found.

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in medicine and medical devices is grossly underestimated, and physicians have an ethical obligation to talk about these exposures with their patients, according to a new study.

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Duncan Jurman is the 17-year-old founder of an environmental educational project called “Bring Butterflies Back, Inspiring Youth to Protect Butterflies for Future Generations."