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Looming fight: Millions of disabled workers could ask for COVID-19 protections under ADA

More employees with health conditions demand workplace accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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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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Justice

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.
Toxics

As smog returns, China's cities issue pollution alerts

A government research center says the latest bout of air pollution has lingered because of 'unfavorable' weather conditions.

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Climate

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."

Plastic Pollution

Penny Pepper: I rely on plastic straws and baby wipes. I’m disabled - I have no choice

I know the environmental damage they cause, but I don't have the luxury of a plastic-free life.

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Climate

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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Originals

Commentary: Disability and climate change—impact on health and survival

Mention "climate change and disability" and many are puzzled — but that lasts only a few sentences into further explanation.

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Toxics

Shanxi officials detained for covering up chemical dumping

A state-owned company in China was found to have offloaded industrial waste into a pit the size of two soccer fields.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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