Victims left behind in US Agent Orange cleanup efforts

Vietnamese victims have yet to receive compensation – and many live in desperate poverty.
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Climate change adversely affects human health, says new report

Climate change may progressively affect human health for the worse, requiring prompt and resolute action to stabilize it, reports a consortium of 27 leading scientific academies in Europe.

As smog returns, China's cities issue pollution alerts

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Local inaction threatens China’s snow leopards, report says

"Human population growth and grassland degradation are likely to push some species to the edge of extinction."

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The town that rations water by the hour

One dried-up county in China only turns on the tap three times a day.
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