The students left behind by remote learning

The desire to protect children may put their long-term well-being at stake.
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As COVID-19 closes schools, the world's children go to work

Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health.

Eco-anxiety: Taking its toll on global youth

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.


US EPA reapproves atrazine

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


How to protect yourself from low air quality, pollution amid raging wildfires

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.

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Youth climate movement recalibrates

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.

‘This does not look good for children': Fires pose risk to young lungs

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.

'Like smoking multiple packs a day': Hazardous air quality worries West Coast parents

As fire season burns hotter and longer, which increasingly results in hazardous air blanketing the West Coast, what's the risk for young children?

A Nobel for Thunberg? In the age of climate change and virus, it is possible

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.

Dick Batchelor: Florida must put children first in environmental, health choices

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.

New study finds toxic 'forever chemicals' contaminating school water systems in 18 states

A new study warns that water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants.


‘Warrior Moms’: Mothers across India join hands to fight air pollution

Mothers across India have launched a movement to fight the rising air pollution in the country, which has severe health implications on children.


Vaping among U.S. teens falls for the first time in three years

E-cigarette use overall dropped from 28 percent to 20 percent among high schoolers even as the percent who appear addicted increased.
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