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Practically everyone loves chocolate. And yet, child labor remains a problem in cocoa farming. For years, the chocolate industry has promised to end the practice, but a new study shows it has actually increased.
Internal studies obtained by Consumer Reports show that the chemical company Solvay has been aware of issues related to PFAS replacements since the 1990s.

A two-year-long study in Delhi finds spike in air pollution levels corresponded to an increase in visits by children to hospital emergency rooms for treatment of acute respiratory infections.

Schools are trying to reduce the impact of dirty air on children's health by temporarily closing streets to cars.

Villagers once burned the toxic waste as fuel, but a pioneering couple's radical education model uses it much more creatively.

There is no middle path when it comes to the climate emergency.

For most college students, Saturdays are for relaxing or spending time with friends, but Damar Garcia is often busy preparing campaign materials for community residents about the importance of ensuring that young people of color have greater access to nature in cities.

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A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.

While research shows that when young children are exposed to air pollution their lungs do not grow as quickly as they should, the question of whether they can recover that lost lung capacity in the future if air quality is improved is still unclear.

“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.
We must do a better job of protecting them from a known and prevalent danger in their own homes. The City of Buffalo is now bolstering its attack.
A study published on Wednesday in the journal PLOS One found that more children and youth are dying as a result of unstable lake ice, mainly at the beginning and end of winter.
Children younger than two who are given antibiotics are more likely to have a number of ongoing illnesses or conditions later in life, a new study finds.
During the day, immigrant teenagers attend high school. At night, they work in factories to pay debts to smugglers and send money to family. The authorities aren’t surprised by child labor. They’re also not doing much about it.

There is no safe level of lead, and even a small amount can cause irreversible damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lead poisoning damages the health and development of thousands of Connecticut children every year -- particularly in our largest cities.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said vaccinations for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases had fallen by as much as 26 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Greenland has acceded to the UN treaty against mercury pollution, the government said on Wednesday.

Federal officials have been urging state and local health departments to heed those lessons, even as they warn that the immunization program ahead will be far more complex.
The settlement with the city and other defendants follows a $600-million preliminary settlement with state defendants, announced in August.

South Africa has sub-Saharan Africa's 'highest application rates', with more than 3,000 formulations registered for use.

“This tremendous gift will not only help us to ensure these safe spaces for every student, it will free us to direct our focus to investing," said School Board President Joyce Wilkerson.

There have been huge efforts in recent years to try to improve London's often filthy air quality, but shockingly the vast majority of London's school pupils are still in danger from toxic air.

Each one-degree Celsius increase in temperature was associated with a 5 percent increase in preterm birth and a 5 percent increase in stillbirth.

Wanted: creative, innovative young minds who want to tackle the big problems facing the planet.

Denver is expanding its air quality monitoring and education program to combat high rates of asthma in lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color, focusing on school-age children.

About 14% of San Luis Valley children suffer from asthma, which is a medically significant higher number than the 12% U.S. average. Can monitoring air quality help?
A bill widely expected to pass in Prince George's County would be the first in the nation to phase in healthier meal and beverage options in every restaurant in the county.
Stuart Gillies wanted to learn what consequences his lifestyle of convenience was having on the planet and how he could alter its trajectory. His journey has been documented in the new film Creatures of Convenience.
The state may be phasing out gas-powered cars, but it’s still legal to put an oil well right next to an elementary school.
Nathan Grossman alternates truth-to-power moments with quiet ones in his documentary about the young Greta Thunberg.

Amid the spike in air pollution in Delhi, a new study has found that early-life events, such as the exposure to air pollutants, increase the risk of chronic lung disease in young adulthood.

Minority and low-income communities are most impacted, because they are more likely to live near polluting facilities.

In the 40 years since "Baby Beluga," Raffi has developed a comprehensive philosophy on how to create a "humane and sustainable world by addressing the universal needs of children."