Air pollution causes stillbirths and miscarriages in South Asia, says study

According to a new study, one in 15 lost pregnancies in South Asia is due to air pollution. The polluted air starts choking a baby even before birth, causing miscarriages and foetal deaths.

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Paul Polman: Adults need to listen to children

If adults hope to make serious progress on the climate change crisis by 2030, they should aim for carbon neutrality.


Biden moves to reexamine toxic pesticide

President Biden's wave of executive actions includes an order to reexamine one controversial, but widely used, pesticide called chlorpyrifos. The Trump administration kept it on the market.

What does a more contagious virus mean for schools?

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.

Climate change worsens child malnutrition: Study

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


Science Moms will get moms involved in climate action

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


12 ways to travel sustainably in the new year

The best way to make up for a year without trips? Commit to exploring responsibly—when the time is right.

Air grievances: Silence swirls around the toll of bushfire smoke during pregnancy

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?

Chanté Davis on the Sunrise Movement and the Green New Deal

In 2019, Chanté Davis joined the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate action organization. Since then, Davis, an aspiring marine biologist, has helped mobilize teens across the Houston area and the nation.


Shoshana Meira Friedman: Teaching my child to love a dying world

My toddler son and I spoke about the trees as people — and indeed, for the first month of quarantine, they were the only people besides us he got to see up close.

Activist Greta Thunberg at 18: ‘I’m not telling anyone what to do’

Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg says she has stopped buying new clothes and holds no grudges against people who fly or decide to have children.


How the pandemic has been devastating for children from low-income families

In communities struggling with poverty and gun violence, the coronavirus has only inflamed the difficulties that many families already were enduring.

Report calls Indiana climate education 'abysmal,' but state aims to improve

Indiana got a "D" for how it educates kids about climate change. That's according to a report released by the National Center for Science Education and the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund.


Opinion: Children are the key to addressing climate change and improving environmental health

By protecting those who are most vulnerable to environmental threats, we will undoubtedly improve health and quality of life for all.

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children

From poor families in flood-prone homes to women required to cover up in extreme heat, climate change will hit the health of vulnerable groups the hardest.

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LISTEN: Brianna VanNoy’s plan to integrate medicine and health justice

Research participants "mean more than just the data points we collect. They are people with real stories."

A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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