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Brazil’s COVID crisis is a warning to the whole world, scientists say

Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths, and the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant that may cause reinfection.
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Ocean currents are slowing down due to climate change

Remember the movie, "The Day After Tomorrow," in which a catastrophic series of global disasters strike after climate change causes the world's ocean currents to stop? Well, new research reveals Earth's major ocean currents are slowing down.

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Climate

Iceberg bigger than New York City broke off Antarctica

A giant iceberg broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Friday, not far from a British scientific outpost. The 490 square miles (1270 square kilometers) chunk of ice is bigger than New York City and broke free in a process called calving, according to a statement from the British Antarctic Survey.

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Climate

Canada catches up in the race to produce zero-emission vehicles

A series of announcements has not only reversed the decline of Canada’s auto industry, but has also set it on the path to electrification.
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Toxics

Israel’s beaches are littered with tar after mysterious oil spill

The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywhere.”
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Climate

Climate change and corruption endanger an ancient valley in Lebanon

The government says a dam is necessary to provide drinking water in an era of rising temperatures and climate change. Activists say it's another corrupt government project.
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Children

Venezuelan women lose access to contraception, and control of their lives

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.
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Toxics

Mexico cries foul at natural gas cutoff ordered by Texas governor

Amid his own push for Mexican energy sovereignty, President López Obrador said he was trying to stop a measure by Texas to restrict gas exports as both sides of the border suffered mass outages.
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Children

France is having a ‘baby bust’ nine months after the first lockdown

"Fertility has historically been sensitive to cyclical events such as wars, economic crises, epidemics and even to climatic conditions. These events all result in a decrease and not an increase in births."

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Justice

Climate activist jailed in India as government clamps down on dissent

Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg.
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Justice

Before Himalayan flood, India ignored warnings of development risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.
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Climate

Glacier bursts in India, leaving more than 100 missing in floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.
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Toxics

AstraZeneca’s vaccine does not work well against virus variant in South Africa

The bad news, coming nearly a week after a million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine arrived in South Africa, was a big setback for the country.
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Toxics

A ‘Masculinity Crisis’? China says the boys are not all right

The Education Ministry plans to beef up gym classes after a top official said female teachers and pop culture had made boys “weak, inferior and timid.”
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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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