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UK cruise ships scrapped in India's 'ship graveyard'

Months after being sold to buyers from outside the UK they were sold on as scrap.
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As deaths surge, scientists study the link between climate change and avalanches

There are clues globally that the avalanche threat is escalating in some regions as the planet warms, triggered by greater temperature swings and more intense rain and snow storms.

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Justice

Winter storms target homeless in Texas and Oregon

In cities like Houston and Portland, many unsheltered people sleep outdoors, leaving them particularly vulnerable during this week’s extreme cold.
Justice

Indonesian police may probe coal miners over deforestation-linked floods

Police in Indonesia are considering opening an investigation into allegations that a recent deadly flood in Borneo may have been exacerbated by environmental degradation linked to coal mining activity.

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Justice

Grim toll from Indonesia’s abandoned coal mines may get even worse, report warns

At least 168 people, mainly children, have died after falling into abandoned coal-mining pits across Indonesia over the past seven years, according to a new report.

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Toxics

Post-lockdown outing ends in poisoning deaths of pet dogs

An outing in the countryside to let off steam after the lifting of Israel's third coronavirus lockdown ended in the deaths from poisoning of two pet dogs.

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Justice

Harvard links fossil fuels to millions of 'premature' deaths

New research published Tuesday by researchers at Harvard University and several colleges in the United Kingdom found that pollution from burning fossil fuels could be blamed for 8.7 million premature deaths in 2018 alone, about one-fifth of all deaths that year.

Justice

Canada, YKDFN negotiating Giant Mine apology, compensation

The federal government agreed to a “collaborative discussion” with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation regarding an apology and compensation for Giant Mine.
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Justice

Avert lead poisoning disaster waiting to explode in Nigeria’s gold industry      

Nigeria's mining sector was engulfed with an outbreak of lead poisoning in 2008 that drew global attention as over 600 children lost their lives.

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Water

Mysterious California sea lion deaths linked to toxic synthetic chemicals

Scientists say animals with higher levels of DDT, PCBs and others in their blubber are more prone to cancer triggered by herpes.

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Justice

Asbestos Town: Asbestos at the mill and in the Black neighborhood around it

Asbestos contamination from an old factory in Davidson is not just an environmental concern on site. It's also a problem throughout the historically African American neighborhood nearby. Part 2 of 3.

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Justice

Asbestos Town: Davidson's legacy of asbestos contamination and distrust

Attempts to redevelop a 130-year-old cotton mill in downtown Davidson have failed. The problem is cancer-causing asbestos. Part 1 of 3.

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Justice

2 contractors of oil company indicted for leaks from platforms off Louisiana coast

Two supervisors with a Houston-based oil company are facing multiple federal charges after prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser's office say they knowingly allowed oil to leak from their platforms
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Justice

DuPont and former employee Kenneth Sandel charged in 2014 fatal La Porte incident

DuPont and a former manager at its LaPorte plant were federally indicted more than six years after a poisonous gas leak that killed four workers.
Toxics

Investigation reveals damaged pipeline caused 2018 natural gas explosion that killed Dallas girl

The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing on Tuesday regarding the deadly 2018 natural gas explosion in Dallas.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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