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Snyder pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one-year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.

The coronavirus variant discovered in Britain is more easily spread among children, as it is among adults. Current safeguards should protect schools, experts said, but only if strictly enforced.
The model had shown promise in Flint before officials rebelled. Now Toledo is using it, while incorporating more public input.

New arraignments have started in the Flint water investigation as Attorney General Dana Nessel's office has started filing criminal charges.

Climate change may contribute more to greater child malnutrition and poor diet than traditional causes such as poverty and poor sanitation.

Exposure to high levels of air pollutants may be linked to anaemia among children under five years of age in India, according to a new study by researchers from IIT-Delhi and Harvard University.

Under the pretense of a circular economy, plastic is being dumped in places where it shouldn't be – such as horse riding arenas, football fields and children's playgrounds. In this episode on the Plastic Health Channel, scientists question whether playing on these fields and playgrounds is actually safe.

"Prevention is the cure for child/teen cancer." This is the welcoming statement on a website called 'TheReasonsWhy.Us', where families affected by childhood cancers can sign up for a landmark new study into the potential environmental causes.

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"I literally could have cried," said Ariana Hawk after learning Tuesday that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others in his administration were expected to be charged in the water crisis.

In fear, hope, or desperation, these women left home seeking new lives. Some found opportunity; others found more uncertainty—or worse.
The former Michigan governor, his chief of staff, and health director were in close contact in October 2014, when Legionnaires’ disease in Flint was setting off alarm bells among officials.
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal
More than 9,000 public housing properties are within a mile of a federal Superfund site.
The county’s efforts to enact environmental safety measures are being met with fierce resistance.
The ex-governor and several other former officials are expected to face imminent criminal charges for their role in the 2014 Flint water crisis.

“One of the most powerful ways for us to connect over climate change is … this fundamental value that we share," said scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who is helping to lead a $10 million campaign to educate mothers around ways to combat climate change.

Once immunity is widespread in adults, the virus rampaging across the world will come to resemble the common cold, scientists predict.

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Former Governor Rick Snyder and several other state officials will be facing criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis.

Moms overwhelmingly care about climate change. Science Moms wants to give them the information they need to educate their kids - and become activists themselves.

The Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition from six eastern N.C. community groups to require Chemours Co. to test 54 PFAS produced at its Fayetteville Works facility.
Smoking weed may expose you to some of the same toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds.

Communities in Kinango have become self-dependent in food production but serious challenges remain.

The best way to make up for a year without trips? Commit to exploring responsibly—when the time is right.
Despite a decade of policy promises, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia failed to reduce carbon emissions in the Cascadia region.
Exposure to fine particle air pollution increases risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. So why was the health advice for pregnant women so hazy during Australia’s Black Summer?
With Netflix leading the way, producers are developing ambitious new programming for both adults and children.
An environmental coalition is appealing to Ontario teachers to pressure their pension fund to divest from companies that develop or transport fossil fuel products.
Cockroach-infested couches, a hole in the floor causing high electricity bills, long-term health problems are part of military families' allegations.

More than 349,000 lost pregnancies each year in South Asia are linked to excessive air pollution, according to a new study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

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A new study has found microplastics present inside human placentas, which could potentially affect fetal health and development.

New evidence suggests that as community rates of COVID-19 increase, so do risks of in-person learning.

In its 2021 budget, Congress included millions for lead testing in schools, where children are still exposed to the toxic metal.

People continue to die in Indian mines four years after a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation into child deaths.