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Seth Mullendore: It’s time to shut down polluting urban power plants

The link between pollution and coronavirus mortality rates makes it even more clear why we must shut down peaker power plants.
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Contentious Guatemala nickel mine ‘ignores coronavirus lockdown’

The Fenix mine has sparked numerous social conflicts in El Estor going back to the 1960s. Dozens of locals have been arbitrarily detained and at least three killed since 2004.

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The inequality virus: how the pandemic hit America's poorest

Millions of workers in the US were hanging on financially, in a system skewed against them. Then the coronavirus happened
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Ask an expert on the fall of Rome: Are we f-cked?

A conversation with a medieval historian about plagues, pandemics, imperial decline — and whether the U.S. is too broken to be fixed.

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2.2 million people in the U.S. could die if coronavirus goes unchecked

Exposure to air pollution could make the virus particularly deadly for poor Americans.
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Deadly conditions for Indonesian migrant crews tied to illegal fishing

Greepeace has called on governments and boat operators to resolve human rights issues at sea as part of efforts to achieve sustainable fisheries.

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Venezuelan crisis: Government censors environmental and scientific data

The Chávez and Maduro administrations have concealed vast amounts of vital scientific data on climate change, deforestation, pollution, mining, water quality and much more, as far back as 2011.
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Cities across world pledge air pollution changes, but are they ready?

Over 30 mayors from across the globe have pledged to deliver clean air for the 140 million people living in their cities. Delivering clean air on such a scale will take both ambitious targets and concrete action.
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Coal miners in Trump country block train in bitter fight

Miners blocked the tracks of a coal train in Kentucky on multiple days as part of a standoff between a coal company that filed for bankruptcy and left nearly 400 workers without work and pay for a month.

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The horrific consequences of rubber's toxic past

The appalling treatment of Congo's rubber workers led to the world's first photographic human rights campaign.
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Blackjewel workers not 'terminated,' company says; can't access 401(k) accounts

Three weeks after closing its coal production operations and putting 1,700 people out of work, Blackjewel LLC continues to work to secure the financing it needs to reopen the mines.

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Spain′s ′sea of plastic′: Where Europe gets its produce, migrants get exploited

The greenhouses of Almeria grow much of Europe's fruits and vegetables. The region's dark secret: Tens of thousands of migrants are apparently taken advantage of to fill supermarket produce sections.
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A history-making millennial politician explains what air pollution and police violence have in common

PITTSBURGH—In November, 30-year-old Summer Lee is expected to become the first black woman to represent the Pittsburgh region at the state capital.

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"Sea change" needed to achieve goal of ending child marriage by 2030

Extreme weather in countries including Bangladesh, Mali and Niger have put more girls at risk of child marriage.

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