One of Malaysia's last Indigenous, nomadic communities has been hit with a wave of illness and deaths that nobody has been able to explain — but a doctor who recently visited the tribe says neglect and overdevelopment are to blame.
A Philadelphia City Council Committee passed a bill last March that would provide sweeping protection from lead poisoning for children living in rental housing. But the bill's sponsor still has not let the bill come up for a final vote.
The first Northeast city to adopt environmentally responsible purchasing guidelines city-wide, Boston also makes an explicit push for racial equity in its food procurement program, which will benefit schools and many more.
In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled last week with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have sued the US government over the use of fossil fuels.
Another week, another front-page headline warning about the dangers of local air pollution, this time a doctors' report that poor air quality in and around Salt Lake City leads to over 150,000 lost days of work and school per year and almost 100 deaths.