Climate crisis could displace 1.2bn people by 2050, report warns

More than 1 billion people face being displaced within 30 years as the climate crisis and rapid population growth drive an increase in migration with "huge impacts" for both the developing and developed worlds, according to an analysis.

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$240m earmarked to reduce pollution, natural resources degradation

Some 10 trillion rials (nearly $240 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been allocated in order to reduce pollution and prevent the destruction of natural resources in Iran.


Tainted sanitizers and bootleg booze are poisoning people

These substances have contributed to the deadliest year on record for methanol poisonings. Here’s how to protect yourself.

COVID-19 increases PM concentration in Tehran by 20%: study

The results of a study by Iranian researchers shows that the concentration of particulate matter (PM2.5) as the most important pollutant in Tehran air during the coronavirus outbreak has increased by about 20 percent compared to the same period last year.


Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project finalized

The third phase of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project, which outlines key strategies for the next five years, was approved as a document of joint cooperation between Iran and the United Nations Development Program.


‘Overtaken by aliens’: India faces another plague as locusts swarm

Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse.

Jackson Diehl: The pandemic is killing truth, too

There's a 'COVID-19 crackdown' on journalism all over the world.


Media coverage of coronavirus draws restrictions on press freedom

Governments are exploiting epidemic concerns to limit press freedom, especially when official accounts are challenged.

World's 70 million displaced people face a coronavirus disaster, Refugees International says

Refugees International questioned the effectiveness of border closures in preventing the spread of the disease.

Devra Davis: Pollution in Italy, China and Iran worsens the coronavirus impact

The experiences in China, Iran and Italy show that investing in healthy living environments will prevent future loss of lives and lifestyles.

Amir A. Afkhami: Why Iran is such a coronavirus threat

For years, Tehran was remarkably good at fighting epidemics. This time, a bungling, isolated regime is worsening global risk. The U.S. could actually help.

Spreading across continents, a lethal virus tests a fraying global order

New outbreaks in Europe and the Middle East are accelerating amid concerns that the global response is fractured and uncoordinated.

The white swans of 2020 by Nouriel Roubini

Financial markets remain blissfully in denial of the many predictable global crises that could come to a head this year, particularly in the months before the US presidential election. In addition to the increasingly obvious risks associated with climate change, at least four countries want to destabilize the US from within.
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

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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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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

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.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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