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Climate change safety: What the crisis means for your state

Six years, 141 days, and just under 18 hours. At the time of publication, this is how long we had to achieve zero emissions to keep our planet habitable for future generations.

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Toxics

Judy Martin: Kids aren't just littler adults – here's why they need their own COVID-19 vaccine trials

trials are necessary because children have important differences in physiology and responses to vaccines from those of adults. Conducting separate studies in children under age 12 is a vital step toward ending the pandemic.

Justice

These solar, Wi-Fi-connected streetlights are replacing ones that were repossessed by the utility company

A Michigan city had its streetlights removed a decade ago. Now it’s relighting itself with streetlights that don’t require a grid.
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Climate

Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – whatever your local risk, here's how to be more weather-ready

Federal weather scientists are pushing to make the US more 'weather-ready,' which could mean prepping for fires, flooding or storms depending on where you live. The common factor: thinking ahead.
Climate

As climate change thaws mountain tops, risks of rockfalls surge

Boulders and rocks long frozen into place are being loosen and tumbling downslope.
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Health Care

Making patient safety a policy priority

The time has come to take stronger action to protect patients from the health risks associated with exposure to harmful toxins used in the healthcare system.

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Climate

Living with natural gas pipelines: Appalachian landowners describe fear, anxiety and loss

Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they're building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
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Climate

Report tallies the costs of climate change on N.C. economy, health

The report for the Environmental Defense Fund tallies potential costs of climate change over the next 20 to 30 years in eight areas, including real estate, health and safety, tourism and various industrial sectors.
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Climate

Dirty cars sold to Africa are fueling climate change

A new report shows that the European Union, Japan, and the United States are selling millions of used cars to developing countries that come nowhere close to meeting minimum safety and environmental standards.

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Justice

The controversial natural gas compressor in Weymouth, explained

From concerns about safety and environmental justice, to fracking's role in climate change, here's what you need to know about the Weymouth compressor station.

Biodiversity

Horseshoe crab blood is key to making a COVID-19 vaccine—but the ecosystem may suffer

Conservationists worry the animals, which are vital food sources for many species along the U.S. East Coast, will decline in number.
Justice

The toxic intersection of racism and public space

For black men like Christian Cooper, the threat of a call to police casts a cloud of fear over parks and public spaces that others associate with safety.
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Toxics

Raúl Grijalva: Trump is using a pandemic to allow Grand Canyon uranium mining

There's no such thing as a 'safe' uranium mine. Yet a new report recommends excluding these mines from public review and comment.
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Toxics

United Steelworkers sues EPA over weakening of chemical safety rule

The United Steelworkers sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Thursday in a bid to reverse its gutting of a safety rule at chemical plants, the union said.

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Climate

Utility turned disaster into road map for climate change

As global temperatures creep higher and the risk of deadly wildfires grows, utilities in the West are struggling to respond to the threat.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

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Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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