COVID-linked syndrome in children is growing and cases are more severe

The condition, which usually emerges several weeks after infection, is still rare, but can be dangerous. “A higher percentage of them are really critically ill,” one doctor said.
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New York AG urges U.S. FDA to take action on baby food safety standards

New York Attorney General Letitia James has urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take action to set uniform standards related to toxic metals across all baby foods.


COVID-19 adds to challenges of curbing child marriage

The deadly pandemic and resulting economic strife are fueling child marriages, likely reversing 25 years of progress.


De Beers plans to clean up diamond supply chain, be carbon neutral by 2030

Diamond mining giant De Beers on Monday outlined plans to ethically source its diamonds and be carbon neutral by 2030 due to growing investor pressure on companies to be environmentally and socially responsible.

Lydia Millet: Rise up and save us, Joe Biden

There is no middle path when it comes to the climate emergency.

Tire pollution: A potential solution to an invisible problem

Environmental destruction often comes from unexpected places. But to this team of young inventors, identifying the source of the problem is just the first step toward devising a solution.


Youth voter turnout is surging due to concerns over guns, climate change and race

Major social movements driven by young activists around climate change, gun safety and Black Lives Matter protests have led to an explosion of civic awareness among younger Americans, who are on track to turn out to vote in record numbers this election and could play a pivotal role in some key battleground states.


From Appalachia to Wyoming: Youth from Coal Country discuss the future after coal

Youth from Appalachia and Wyoming discuss the future for themselves and their communities as their region's major industry declines.

How a climate corps could put youth to work in greening America

The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps put thousands of young men to work in U.S. parks and forests, transforming the nation’s parks system. A new Climate Corps could provide badly-needed work for young people while providing them with training for today’s green jobs.

Eco-anxiety: Taking its toll on global youth

Day after day, week after week, the steady drum-beat of climate change issues - from melting ice caps to Australian infernos - is exacting a global mental health toll. And no one feels the heat more than young people.

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Youth climate movement recalibrates

Sixteen children await a decision from the United Nations on whether their home nations have endangered their rights by not adequately responding to climate change.

The younger you are, the less you notice climate change, says study

Young people aren't as good at spotting environmental changes, like disappearing biodiversity, compared to older generations. It could mean that irreversible environmental change could go unnoticed if older generations aren't consulted about what should be considered 'normal'.


At the intersection of climate change and environmental and reproductive justice

"Reproductive justice is the right to reproductive health care, and the right to have children or not, the right to the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth, and the right to raise children in a safe and healthy environment. These rights will be challenged by climate change, including increasing temperatures."


More than warming. How a climate group became diverse

It was a swampy evening when masked demonstrators gathered outside the home of a city lawmaker in Washington and demanded that he help slash the police budget. Leading the way were activists with an unexpected affiliation: the Sunrise Movement, the youth-led climate organization that's credited with catapulting the Green New Deal into the national spotlight.

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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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