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Wildland firefighters are risking their mental health

As climate change lengthens fire seasons, will the government do enough to protect them?
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“Fall-off-a-cliff moment”: COVID-19 adds new dimension to farmers’ stress

Farmers faced high levels of stress before the pandemic. But the virus’s impact on agriculture has only deepened some farmers’ stress, experts said.
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Toxics

Nine years on, Fukushima’s mental health fallout lingers

As radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident subsides, a damaging social and psychological legacy continues.

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Justice

“Nature deficit disorder" is really a thing

Children’s behavior may suffer from lack of access to outdoor space, a problem heightened by the pandemic.
Justice

Climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy, investigation finds

Air pollution and heat exposure linked to negative outcomes as researchers discover 'pretty scary health burdens' of global heating.

Biodiversity

Discover the planet’s last few ‘naturally quiet’ places

From Taiwan to Washington state, peaceful places remind us that quiet has the power to heal, especially in these pandemic times.
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Toxics

The secret to happiness might be the air we breathe

Residents of more than 20 European cities are thought to be losing at least 5 percent of their well-being to air pollution.

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Climate

Walking is making a major comeback

Many of us have long dismissed this gentle, approachable activity for more adrenaline-pumping forms of exercise. We've been missing out—big-time.
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Justice

'We should all be outraged': Gov. DeWine says Ohio will work to improve racial health, economic disparities

Governor Mike DeWine said Tuesday he plans to increase the state's efforts to improve health and economic disparities, saying race is "indisputably a factor."
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Biodiversity

The birds are not on lockdown, and more people are watching them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
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Climate

Walking is the best thing you can do for your health

In an excerpt from his new book, 'In Praise of Walking,' Shane O'Mara delves into the science behind an activity that human beings often underestimate—at our own peril.

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Justice

Your climate anxiety is another person’s existential crisis

It’s natural for even fortunate Americans to worry about the planet’s future. But for some people, disaster has already struck.
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Climate

How Greta Thunberg transformed existential dread into a movement

The memoir “Our House Is on Fire” details how climate-change activism helped Thunberg’s family, beset by psychological diagnoses, remake itself into one that has purpose and agency.
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Hackathons: An inclusive way to tackle the climate crisis?

Can an eclectic mix of hundreds of students brought together to work against the clock come up with technological solutions to the world's environmental problems?
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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

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