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Will California’s new oil and gas laws protect people from toxic pollution?

California will soon have the largest oil drilling setbacks in the U.S. Experts say other states can learn from this move.

LOS ANGELES — “You’d never know it by looking at it,” said Don Martin as he faced a tall green wall decorated with a row of bushes. “A danger that’s hidden from view.”

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How toxic wildfire smoke affects pregnant people

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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Intense heat waves induced by climate change create favorable conditions for air pollution to worsen. Scientists say this isn’t likely to change unless action is taken.