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Climate change may practically sterilize male insects

Male reproductive damage under heat wave conditions could be contributing to biodiversity declines in the Anthropocene.
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Climate

Anna Morgan-Hayes: We must create rural resilience as we face rough roads ahead

As I contemplated the recent summer burn bans, I worried that perhaps my children will never remember a summer night of roasted marshmallows over a roaring campfire.

Children

Robotic bear Toxic Toby warns pedestrians about smog

When the air quality gets bad, Toxic Toby starts coughing.

simmonsvoice.com
Toxics

Thousands hospitalized in Chile for chemical poisoning symptoms

Over 1,000 people have been hospitalized for chemical poisoning symptoms in the western Chilean coastal towns of Quintero and Puchuncaví since late August. 56% of those cases have occurred in people under 19 years old and 71% of the cases occurred in women.

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Climate

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

Children's drawings of nightmarish scenarios illustrate climate change's impact in the Mekong Delta.
www.desertsun.com
Toxics

Imperial Valley air monitoring program raised red flag. No one did anything

'You don't want to find out you're sick if you can't do anything about it.'

Justice

Donald Trump accused of ‘waging a war on children’ through EPA regulatory rollbacks

Children's Health Month offers chance to highlight administration's damage to public health protections.
www.mlive.com
Toxics

57 Detroit schools have lead, copper contamination in drinking water

Detroit public schools tested drinking water on the majority of its campuses and found that samples in 57 of 86 schools tested as having copper or lead levels in excess of legally accepted limits.
www.cnn.com
Toxics

Detroit schools' water contaminated with lead and copper

At least 57 Detroit public schools have tested positive so far for high levels of copper, lead or both in drinking water.
www.nytimes.com
Climate

Is the ‘heat day’ the new snow day?

With no air conditioning and 90-degree temperatures, schools in the New York region shortened days and canceled activities, in what might become a more common pattern.
Children

Pot-smoking mothers may have THC in breast milk for days

Low levels of chemicals in marijuana like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can linger in breast milk for up to six days after nursing mothers use the drug, a U.S. study suggests.

Originals

Glyphosate breakfast cereal controversy: Is it safe to feed my children cereal for breakfast?

Brent Wisner and Leah Segedie joined the Good Day L.A. crew to talk about breakfast cereal, Round Up weed killer and glyphosate: Should certain cereals be "off limits" in your household? How much of the controversy is hype and how much is fact?

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Toxics

Walmart to shed solvents linked to deaths, birth defects

Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer, will stop selling paint strippers containing a solvent linked to more than a dozen deaths and a second solvent that could harm the development of babies in the womb.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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