Hilary Beaumont

wildfire children health

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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Line 3 tribal protest

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 pollution

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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Air pollution Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

‘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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environmental justice

Op-Ed: Black gold and the color line

How historical racist redlining practices are linked to higher exposures to oil and gas wells.

Words of wisdom from three leaders in the environmental health and justice field

Words of wisdom from three leaders in the environmental health and justice field

A Q&A with Black and Latina researchers about health equity research and career advice for early career scientists.

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

We asked you to share one "big lesson" from your mother. And you responded

Lake Mead

Dykstra: A corpse in a barrel in a drying reservoir

And other climate change tales for our age

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

Gifts from our mothers

Gifts from our mothers

What's one "big gift" your mother gave you? We want your story

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