Anna Morgan-Hayes: We must create rural resilience as we face rough roads ahead

As I contemplated the recent summer burn bans, I worried that perhaps my children will never remember a summer night of roasted marshmallows over a roaring campfire.

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Robotic bear Toxic Toby warns pedestrians about smog

When the air quality gets bad, Toxic Toby starts coughing.

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Toxics

Thousands hospitalized in Chile for chemical poisoning symptoms

Over 1,000 people have been hospitalized for chemical poisoning symptoms in the western Chilean coastal towns of Quintero and Puchuncaví since late August. 56% of those cases have occurred in people under 19 years old and 71% of the cases occurred in women.

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Climate

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

Children's drawings of nightmarish scenarios illustrate climate change's impact in the Mekong Delta.
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Justice

Donald Trump accused of ‘waging a war on children’ through EPA regulatory rollbacks

Children's Health Month offers chance to highlight administration's damage to public health protections.
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Toxics

57 Detroit schools have lead, copper contamination in drinking water

Detroit public schools tested drinking water on the majority of its campuses and found that samples in 57 of 86 schools tested as having copper or lead levels in excess of legally accepted limits.
Children

Pot-smoking mothers may have THC in breast milk for days

Low levels of chemicals in marijuana like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can linger in breast milk for up to six days after nursing mothers use the drug, a U.S. study suggests.

Originals

Glyphosate breakfast cereal controversy: Is it safe to feed my children cereal for breakfast?

Brent Wisner and Leah Segedie joined the Good Day L.A. crew to talk about breakfast cereal, Round Up weed killer and glyphosate: Should certain cereals be "off limits" in your household? How much of the controversy is hype and how much is fact?

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Toxics

Walmart to shed solvents linked to deaths, birth defects

Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer, will stop selling paint strippers containing a solvent linked to more than a dozen deaths and a second solvent that could harm the development of babies in the womb.
Toxics

Ambushed at home: Lead poisoning on US bases

Reuters finds lead poisoning risks in US military housing, lapses in military oversight and a culture some say discourages complaints.
Children

Breathing ‘a chore.’ California wildfires threaten the health of young and old

At least 12 large fires are burning across California, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres, sending toxic pollutants into the air and contaminating water supplies.

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Children

Prenatal Tdap vaccine: Kaiser Permanente study shows no link with autism in children

Researchers studied more than 80,000 children and determined that there was no link between the prenatal Tdap vaccine and autism.
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Children

1 in 7 babies exposed to Zika in US territories have birth defects, nervous system problems

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report out Tuesday found that about 1 in 7 babies exposed to Zika in the womb appeared to have significant, ongoing health issues.
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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

No place is safe: Tiny bit of plastic pollute the snow, streams on iconic Mount Everest

"No one had ever looked at microplastics on Everest before—the scary thing is we found microplastic in every single snow sample that we took."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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