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Building back greener in Africa

Left unchecked, climate change, environmental destruction, rising sea levels, droughts, floods and other environmental risks could trigger mass migration, increase conflict and disrupt, if not reverse, a decade of economic growth in Africa.

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Global e-waste surging: Up 21% in 5 years

A record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste was produced globally in 2019,The weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2.

Climate

Drought, rising temperatures, and extreme weather pose risks to Lesotho

In Lesotho, the risks posed by climate change can mean the difference between life and death, prosperity and poverty.

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Air pollution: A problem we can solve in our lifetime

Over the past few years, worsening air quality in India - and in north India specifically - has awakened policy makers and civil society to take urgent action.

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Justice

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.

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Salmon farming, questioned in Chile, arrives in Argentina

Salmon farming is preparing to expand into Argentina from Norway, the world's largest farmed salmon producer.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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.

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.

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.

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