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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.

A city in Texas issued a disaster declaration Saturday after a brain-eating amoeba was found in water supplies, weeks after a 6-year-old boy died after contracting the microbe.

An analysis of communities in the Golden Horseshoe region found race impacts where trees are planted and who takes part in tree planting.

With warnings of "unsurvivable" storm surges as Hurricane Laura's high winds barreled toward Lake Charles, La., last month, nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit sounded the alarm.
PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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.

Environmental and consumer advocacy groups claim that the EPA's decision will lead to more atrazine in US water bodies and leave children unprotected.

Migrant farmworkers in New Jersey risk COVID-19 to stock your fridge.

"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."

The number of children who do not have enough to eat has soared in the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau and Agriculture Department.
The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.

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.

Potentially toxic carbon- and metal-rich air pollution particles from street traffic have been found in the placentas of pregnant women for the first time, according to new research.

Despite back-to-back wildfires, Washington’s Methow Valley got no federal disaster mental-health support. So locals did the work themselves.
The recent inundation of wildfire smoke in the Bay Area was associated with an increased number of patients seeking treatment for respiratory conditions and other ailments.

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There is a global effort to understand what's in tiny bits of wildfire ash, and what they can do to human bodies and the environment.

British Columbia health specialists are ahead of their counterparts in the U.S. when it comes to anticipating sicknesses resulting from wildfire smoke.

Schoolchildren around the world are being urged to go on strike to protest against a lack of action on the climate crisis.

The city of Flint has failed to test enough valid water samples for lead and copper levels in the first half of this year, the third such violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act since 2019.
Sixteen children await a decision from the United Nations on whether their home nations have endangered their rights by not adequately responding to climate change.
The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it.
As fire season burns hotter and longer, which increasingly results in hazardous air blanketing the West Coast, what's the risk for young children?
Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.

The pair of researchers reached their conclusions from a study of data collected from the routine monitoring of the city's sewage sludge.

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.
In a guest column, the vice chair of the Children’s Movement of Florida outlines ways in which the state can ensure a better future through our children.

A proposed update to Pennsylvania's standards for science education could transform how public school students learn science — and expose them to more information on climate change.

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.

The 2014 lead crisis was troubling. But the science now suggests that other cities — and even Flint — have seen worse.

We looked at 37 studies which show eating ultra-processed foods is bad for our health. So why are we eating more of them than ever before?

Seven of eight hazardous-waste facilities that accept offsite waste in Michigan are in disproportionately Black, lower-income communities in metro Detroit.

The EPA has completed cleanup of the Hegewisch Little League Field after discovering alarming levels of lead and arsenic in the soil.