Zimbabwe: Rural women adopt small grains to mitigate climate change effects

Grappling with hunger and food insecurity is one of the major challenges that global communities, and Zimbabwe in particular, have been experiencing since the 1990s.
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No 'hot pants': Sexist rules for women on Arctic expedition

Officials for the world's largest Arctic research mission instructed women to avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing on board a Russian ship. The episode reinforces long-standing sexism within the science community.
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Women are more at risk due to the pandemic and climate crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are two of the world's most urgent issues but while they affect everyone, they also disproportionately impact women and those living in poverty.


Selective abortion in India could lead to 6.8m fewer girls being born by 2030

New study shows preference for a son is highest in north of country with Uttar Pradesh having highest deficit in female births.


The women fighting fire - and gender inequality - in the American wilderness

From rappelling down helicopters to leading hotshot crews, these women are driving change in the male-dominated forest service.


‘We’re stewards of our land’: The rise of female farmers

Nearly one in five farmers in Britain are women, with the number rising all the time. We ask four of them about their lives, work and a year of challenges.


When a contagion comes, women bear a heavy burden

While contagions like COVID-19 might kill more men, the impact of a pandemic on women's lives is vast and understudied.


Trump, at oil rig, ignores his climate problem: Women

President Trump will find a warm reception among Texas oil drillers today when he attacks his opponent's climate policies at a crude-producing well. But the trip also magnifies his weakness among Republican-leaning women who support climate action.
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Twin crises of coronavirus and climate change put girls in India at risk of trafficking 

Activists fear that thousands of women and girls in the Sundarbans region may be at increased risk of human trafficking in the coming months.


Why I don't have a child: My climate crisis anxiety

If I don’t think the world will be livable in the future, how can I bring a child into it?

Black women may face particular risk from pollution and climate change during pregnancy

A new study suggests that increasingly common environmental exposures exacerbated by climate change are significantly associated with serious adverse pregnancy outcomes across the U.S., likely impacting Black women the most.

Women, migrants, suffer most in Latin America as coronavirus rages

The coronavirus pandemic will make a bad economic situation worse for women, indigenous people, migrants and people of African descent in Latin America, a region already plagued by deep-rooted inequality.


Climate change drives gender-based violence in Somaliland

In times of increasing drought, women travel further to find water and other needs, raising the risk of sexual violence.

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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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