How toxic wildfire smoke affects pregnant people

Scientists are investigating whether climate change-fueled megafires could be causing premature births and miscarriages in California.

NAPA, Calif.—Sonny, a 10-month old, crawls through the tunnel of a playground surrounded by fresh cedar wood chips as the sun sets in October. His 4-year-old sister, Lenny, climbs the rungs of the jungle gym as their parents, Rebecca and Omar Chowaiki, keep watch.

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Why Indigenous women are risking arrest to fight Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through Minnesota

On Dec. 14, Simone Senogles of the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota watched as machines chewed up the forest to clear a path to the Mississippi River where Enbridge plans to bury the Line 3 pipeline.

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

This investigation is a cross-border collaboration between The Narwhal and Environmental Health News.

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‘Them plants are killing us’: Inside a cross-border battle against cancer and pollution

This investigation is a cross-border collaboration between The Narwhal and Environmental Health News.

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This $8 billion 'clean' energy dam could poison locals with methylmercury, scientists say.

Inuit hunters downstream from a massive $8 billion "clean" energy project in Labrador fear it will poison their food supply with methylmercury when flooding begins later this month.

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Air pollution can alter our brains in ways that increase mental illness risk

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Feeling anxious about climate change? Experts say you're not alone

Research shows more people are feeling anxious about the climate crisis and their numbers will only increase in the coming years. Experts are concerned it's taking a toll on mental health.

How contaminated water contributes to mental illness

New research indicates that childhood lead exposure impacts adult mental health. The toxic heavy metal is found across western Pennsylvania drinking water systems, leaving thousands of kids at risk.

Pollution’s mental toll: How air, water and climate pollution shape our mental health

For years Americans have been warned about the dangers of pollution and climate change but one effect is neglected: impacts to our brains.

LISTEN: Lariah Edwards on hormone-altering chemicals

"These levels that we craft policy on and then hold industry or a company accountable for … these levels we don't think are low enough. And that is a problem."

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