Climate change is slowly killing American workers

The Biden administration must not only curb emissions. It also has to move swiftly to issue its planned OSHA regulation limiting the heat exposure that kills more workers every year.
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LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

Azmal Hossan joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss climate change and the ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

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Toxics

State Farm Bureaus back proposal for $737M Chesapeake Watershed cleanup initiative

Three weeks after the agricultural leaders of the six Chesapeake Bay watershed states urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a regional conservation initiative to expedite Bay cleanup efforts, the farm bureaus of the same six states have done the same.
Toxics

Pennsylvania counties take the lead in Chesapeake cleanup plans

In a major shift in strategy as the Chesapeake region nears its 2025 Bay cleanup deadline, Pennsylvania has switched to an approach that gives the reins and money to counties.

Toxics

Trump rule reversal expands protections for Montana waterways

Many of Montana's streams and wetlands lost Clean Water Act protections after the Trump administration passed a federal rule in 2020, but those pollution protections were restored following a recent decision by a U.S. district court judge.

Toxics

Something is causing more algal blooms in more places

Algal blooms have been recurring problems in the Chowan River Basin, but excess nutrients have triggered more and more, including those deemed harmful or toxic, but scientists aren't sure exactly why.
Climate

Drought has farmworkers dreaming of escape from California’s breadbasket

For decades, farm labor has kept unincorporated communities alive throughout the Central Valley. But the drought is making it hard to stay.

Climate

Life in the Kettle Basin, the heart of B.C.’s summer drought

For ranchers, farmers and foresters alike, the extreme dry conditions in the Kettle River watershed have forced a reckoning with the region's intensive clearcut logging — and what people across the region can do to remedy decades of human impact to sensitive ecosystems.

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COVID-19 and the fight against climate change: What have we learned?

As the world continues to battle the COVID crisis, we must not lose sight of the greatest long-term threat faced by mankind: climate change.

Climate

David R Montgomery: Desertification is turning the Earth barren – but a solution is still within reach

The expansion of drylands is leaving entire countries facing famine. It's time to change the way we think about agriculture.

Toxics

In-hive sensors could help ailing bee colonies

The technology could help beekeepers reduce short-term losses, but it doesn't address long-term problems facing honeybees.

Climate

Exasperated by drought, farmers could be critical in Newsom recall fight

Gov. Gavin Newsom is fighting to balance the concerns of farmers against profound environmental threats posed by overuse of the state's dwindling water supply.

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Climate

Climate-driven extreme heat threatens $500 bln in new U.S. costs

Threats to agriculture, construction and service workers could cause hefty annual setbacks to the U.S. economy - and more deaths - by mid-century, researchers warn.

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Climate

Who are the children most at risk from climate change?

Climate change affects everyone, but today's children are the ones who will be left to deal with the most disastrous consequences in the future.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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