Indra Shekhar Singh: What the farmers' revolution in India says about Big Ag in the US and worldwide

Farmers in India are engaged in nearly the same fight U.S. farmers waged 40 years ago—against the same corporate interests.
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India targets climate activists with the help of Big Tech

Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists.
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Toxics

It's not just oceans: scientists find plastic is also polluting the air

A chemical fingerprint detected in the air in new research matched the burning of household waste containing plastics and the burning of plastics themselves.

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Toxics

A new strategy to reduce suicide by pesticide poisoning

To address suicide rates in many developing countries, a WHO study urges national bans on hazardous pesticides.
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Climate activist jailed in India as government clamps down on dissent

Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg.
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Disha Ravi: The jailed Indian activist linked to Greta Thunberg

Ms Ravi was arrested after sharing a document intended to help farmers protest against new agriculture reform laws. The police say she was a "key conspirator" in the formulation and dissemination" of the document.

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Richard Silber, Liam Torpy: Warming and warnings from the high Himalayas

The region is warming much faster than much of the planet, and the consequences are already showing.
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Himalayan glacier disaster highlights climate change risks

When Ravi Chopra saw the devastating deluge of water and debris crash downstream from a Himalayan glacier on Sunday, his first thought was that this was exactly the scenario that his team had warned the Indian government of in 2014.

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Ecología: La industria textil india apuesta por técnicas tradicionales

La industria del algodón en India contamina los ríos y el medioambiente y sus trabajadores suelen estar mal pagados. Los telares manuales tradicionales y los pigmentos naturales podrían marcar la diferencia.
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Before Himalayan flood, India ignored warnings of development risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.
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La crisis climática alimenta los tsunamis de montaña

Una violenta riada en el Himalaya pone en el punto de mira los peligros del calentamiento de los glaciares.

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Glacier bursts in India, leaving more than 100 missing in floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.
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India: La contaminación está matando (literalmente)

La polución, tercera causa de muerte en el gigante asiático, preocupa ahora con la COVID-19 más que nunca. Numerosos estudios vinculan la peor calidad del aire con la reducción de las defensas inmunitarias y los daños en las vías respiratorias.

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Glacier breaks in India's north; flood kills 3, 140 missing

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging...
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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

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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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