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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to poor response inhibition, academic achievement

Researchers of a recent study found yet another adverse effect of air pollution exposure. Children who had elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution were more likely to have poor response inhibition and academic achievement.

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Public money guarantees 'risky' fossil fuel projects: Experts

Energy firms are undertaking financially risky natural gas extraction projects from the Arctic to Africa made feasible by government-backed loans and guarantees, jeopardizing efforts to curb global warming, experts say.
Toxics

How air pollution can increase food deliveries, plastic waste

A new study shows how people contribute to the ever-growing problem of plastic waste while trying to avoid exposure to air pollution.
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Toxics

Penguin died on Brazilian beach after swallowing N95 face mask: Biologists

Brazilian biologists are trying to raise awareness about the consequences of the pollution caused by coronavirus-related medical waste after a penguin died from consuming a face mask which was discarded inappropriately on a beach.

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Toxics

New study finds toxic 'forever chemicals' contaminating school water systems in 18 states

A new study warns that water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants.

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Energy

'Block Friday': French activists bar access to Amazon depot

Dozens of activists blocked an Amazon distribution centre outside Paris on Thursday to protest the environmental damage they say is caused by rampant consumerism during "Black Friday" sales.

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Climate

Move away from coastal areas while you still can, scientists sound warning on climate change

Scientists say planning now for an inevitable shift away from the coastal areas is important, rather than waiting for the climate change disasters to strike.

Climate

Trump administration takes aim at climate change forecasting from federal agencies

The Trump administration in both obvious and nuanced ways is significantly affecting the national dialogue on climate change, and in doing so attempting to change opinions across the globe.
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How extreme data management can help tackle extreme climate chaos

For too long, technology and industrialization have been contributors to climate change.

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Food

IKEA plans to reduce pollution in world’s most polluted cities by eliminating crop waste burning

IKEA will begin combating India’s pollution crisis with a project called “Better Air Now.”
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Plastic Pollution

Used contact lenses adding tons of micro-plastic waste to waterways

The micro-plastics resulting from these lenses could enter land and water-based ecosystems and harm animal life.
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Corn syrup lobbyist is helping set USDA dietary guidelines

Despite a long history of sugar interests influencing federal nutritional standards, a recent lobbyist for the corn syrup industry is now advising Trump's USDA on its dietary guidelines.
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Climate

Kate Middleton, Prince William advised to stop having more kids by charity

A US-based charity called Having Kids thinks Prince William and Kate Middleton are setting a "bad example" by having more children. "Having smaller families is the single best thing we can do to reduce the damage caused by future climate change," said Anne Green, the organization's executive director.

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