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How the Coronavirus crisis may hinder efforts to fight wildfires

As many firefighters should be preparing for wildfire season, they are grappling with the fact that how they live and work could spread the coronavirus.
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Down to Earth: The emerging field of planetary health

Planetary health explores how human-caused perturbations of natural systems influence human health.

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Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee crisis'

Experts warn refugees could number tens of millions in the next decade, and call for a new legal framework to protect the most vulnerable.

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Climate change-fueled drought drives Sri Lanka’s farmers to cities

“Farmers are moving because there isn't enough money in agriculture," officials admit.

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The uninhabitable village

Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive here, or leave?
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Climate

In China’s coal capital, Xi Jinping’s dream remains elusive

Mr. Xi has promised a new “China dream” of prosperity. But in the nation’s hinterlands, locals say there’s a stark disconnect between the bright promises and their hardscrabble reality.
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How big water projects helped trigger Africa's migrant crisis

Major dam and irrigation projects are drying up the wetlands that sustain life in the arid Sahel region of Africa. The result has been a wave of environmental refugees, as thousands of people flee, many on boats to Europe.
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Climate change will impact Philippines' ability to feed its people

Farmers and their families bear the greatest brunt of food insecurity and malnutrition in the country as prolonged droughts and extreme precipitation affect their crop yields.
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How a seed bank, almost lost in Syria's war, could help feed a warming planet.

TERBOL, Lebanon — Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming.

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Why malaria is spreading in Venezuela.

A country in economic crisis faces a new challenge

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Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks.

Women, girls and ethnic minorities are most at risk of hunger

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Climate change did not cause Syrian war.

Climate change did not cause Syrian war

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Rising number of children prey to deadly malnutrition in conflict-hit Mali.

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High marine extinction risk by 2100.

Mass marine extinction may be inevitable. If humans go on burning fossil fuels under the notorious “business as usual” scenario, then by 2100 they will have added so much carbon to the world’s oceans that a sixth mass extinction of marine species will follow, inexorably.

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Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.

Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction

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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

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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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