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Poor and Latino neighborhoods endure hotter temperatures, study finds

In the Southwest, where heat can be deadly, research shows low-income and predominantly Latino neighborhoods endure hotter temperatures.
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Treating people like scrap is the American way

It seems as though the government favors anyone planning to spew pollution into the air, bury garbage or pour crap into waterways where poor and minority people live.It’s been going on for years, and now is happening on the Southeast Side.
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Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor

How the United States' implementation of climate change adaptation programs is exacerbating inequality and breeding a new form of climate gentrification.

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Amazon poor go hungry as Brazil slashes social safety net, cuts forests: Study

Worsening Amazon floods with reduced fish catches, along with government policies that shred welfare programs and encourage deforestation, are increasing food insecurity in riverine communities.
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Environmental Injustice

Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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Air quality levels back to ‘poor’ after lockdown eased in Punjab

Air quality levels which had improved considerably over the last two months of lockdown and curfew to prevent the spread of Covid 19 have deteriorated after easing of restrictions by May 17 in Punjab.

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Beyond fracking: Oil-and-gas industry's toxic waste is radioactive

Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America.

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Even Louisiana’s wealthier neighborhoods can't escape toxic air in "Cancer Alley"

Industrial development usually targets poor communities, but Ascension Parish is one of the richest, and most toxic, places in Louisiana. Some residents say the financial benefits of living there outweigh the risks.
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Welcome to “Cancer Alley,” where toxic air is about to get worse

Air quality has improved for decades across the U.S., but Louisiana is backsliding. Our analysis found that a crush of new industrial plants will increase concentrations of cancer-causing chemicals in predominantly black and poor communities.
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India will lose 10% of its economy if climate change is not addressed by 2100: Study

A new study makes a projection for the business as usual scenario and a scenario where the countries have come together to implement the Paris Agreement and suggests that all countries - the rich, the poor, the hot, and the cold ones - will suffer economically by 2100 if nothing is done.

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Homestead panel examines bridging the blue-green divide

One easily might have assumed the parties gathered in the historic Pump House at The Waterfront Saturday were there to take up opposite ends of a bitter debate that has raged for generations.

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Liberals’ water pledges ring hollow for some B.C. First Nations still without drinking water

Federal Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan marked World Water Day by reiterating the pledge to end all boil-water orders by 2021, as nine First Nations in B.C. still can’t drink from their taps.
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Global Health Institute director discusses effect of climate change on health, social justice

The director said "poor countries are suffering, but it is wealthy countries that are causing the problem."
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‘Gentrified out of existence’ as Gowanus, toxic sites get cleaner

The neighborhood around Brooklyn's heavily polluted Gowanus Canal was, for years, an untouched time capsule.

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How joining a climate program could save Western Pennsylvania kids’ lives and lungs

As Pennsylvania moves to join a regional greenhouse gas initiative, experts say it will also reduce toxics, foster healthier kids, and save the state billions. But GOP policymakers and industry groups remain opposed.

Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday

The trial comes a week after Bayer announced it would stop selling Roundup.

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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.

Opinion: Get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies

Four ways to fix systemic problems plaguing food and agriculture safety

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