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Heidi Larson knows how to build trust in vaccines

For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”
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Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration

Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region, it can be revealed.

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A flood of polluting air conditioners hampers Africa's climate efforts

With cooling demand proliferating due to urbanization and hotter temperatures, Africa's air conditioning market is poised to get bigger.

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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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New support for refugee farmers hard hit by pandemic

Farming serves as a lifeline for refugees facing significant cultural, economic, and health-related barriers. These groups are working to support their livelihoods.
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Climate

What fewer people on the planet would mean for the environment

Overconsumption, not overpopulation, drives climate change. A projected decline in fertility could see the world's population peak in just four decades, with Japan and Spain halving in size.
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Justice

This is inequity at the boiling point

Earth is overheating. This year is poised to be one of the hottest ever. Millions are already feeling the pain, but the agony of extreme heat is profoundly unequal across the globe.
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Justice

In Nigeria, doctors turn to basic hygiene to slow COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads through Africa’s most populous country, a health foundation pushes for better access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
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In 5 countries, overwhelming majorities want cleaner air, poll finds

The coronavirus lockdown has fed a common desire in some very different countries: the need for cleaner air and support for tougher government rules to get rid of pollution, according to an opinion poll.

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Toxics

Coronavirus: Fears for future of endangered chimps in Nigeria

Devastated by hunting and logging, the chimps now face threats from coronavirus, says conservationist.
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In poor nations, a new disease stalls efforts to fight old ones

Covid-19 has derailed immunization campaigns targeting measles, polio, diphtheria, and other scourges, worrying global health experts.
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Butterfly effect: Russia's coming after America's shale

Russia and Saudi Arabia might appear to be the main protagonists of the oil price war that has bloodied markets this week. In reality, the battleground is America.
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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.

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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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