Selective abortion in India could lead to 6.8m fewer girls being born by 2030

New study shows preference for a son is highest in north of country with Uttar Pradesh having highest deficit in female births.

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The women fighting fire - and gender inequality - in the American wilderness

From rappelling down helicopters to leading hotshot crews, these women are driving change in the male-dominated forest service.


Study of 17 million identifies crucial risk factors for coronavirus deaths

The largest study yet confirms that race, ethnicity, age and gender can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19.

On being the (only) Black feminist environmental ethnographer in Gulf Coast Louisiana

For a Black feminist environmental ethnographer in the field, being "Black girl reliable" means supporting frontline communities.

Climate change drives gender-based violence in Somaliland

In times of increasing drought, women travel further to find water and other needs, raising the risk of sexual violence.


An ambitious year for climate action is a big year for women’s empowerment

This year, the Paris Agreement's effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation.


Wendy Becktold: Why I don’t stay awake at night worrying about population growth

If, as a number of Sierra readers suggested, population is the elephant in the room, then our addiction to fossil fuels is a Tyrannosaurus rex about to devour us all.


Greta Thunberg weaponized shame in an era of shamelessness

The real reason the teenage climate activist gets under the skin of so many adults.

When it comes to climate change, gender makes a difference

Gender shapes how climate change affects humans - and how we respond to it.


The misogyny of climate deniers

Why do right-wing men hate Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so much? Researchers have some troubling answers to that question.
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Women are rising in the conservation movement, but still face #MeToo challenge

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Can REDD+ bring more women into forest conservation?

Women are historically disadvantaged in forest conservation around the world, with patriarchal traditions being a key factor.


Here's a way to fight climate change: Empower women

Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, says environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson, but she says there are three distinct ways to make a difference.

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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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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

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