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Nov 14 2016 - 18:45
Author: 
Nadia Prupis

Taxing the meat and dairy industries for their impact on climate would lead to lower emissions and save about half a million lives per year, according to the first global study of the issue, published Tuesday.

Apr 18 2016 - 16:45
Author: 
Alejandro Davila Fragoso

The smell of gas surrounding the northern streets of Lochgelly, West Virginia, was so pungent that Brad Keenan could taste it as he was driving home with his windows up that evening in 2004. He called 911 and the gas company, thinking a punctured gas line was to blame, but the smell and the evacuation it prompted came from something few knew existed in town: fracking waste.

Mar 9 2016 - 18:00
Author: 
Alistair Woodward and John R. Porter

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the effects of climate change on food security could be some of the most serious in the near-to-medium term, especially if global mean temperature increases by 3–4°C or more.1,2 In The Lancet, Marco Springmann and colleagues3

Nov 20 2015 - 22:45
Author: 
Oliver Balch

When rural labourers first started turning up at the Rosales National Hospital in the El Salvadorian capital of San Salvador with advanced symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD), doctors put the phenomenon down to pesticides. Their latest thinking is simpler: it’s the heat.

Aug 16 2015 - 17:45
Author: 
Dan Levin
China pollution

BEIJING — Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6 million people in China every year, or about 4,400 people a day, according to a newly released scientific paper.

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Mar 6 2015 - 12:00
Author: 
Elizabeth Grossman
Hormones

Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday.

Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen or other hormones are commonly found in thousands of products around the world, including plastics, pesticides, furniture, and cosmetics.

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Mar 6 2015 - 10:45
Author: 
Chai Jing

The most powerful WAKE-UP CALL ABOUT FOSSIL FUELS just showed up in China. Under the Dome arrived on Feb. 28 and went viral with over 200 million views in five days on Youku, China’s Youtube.  I’ve seen only half so far but don’t want to wait to spread the word. Now it's on Youtube with English subtitles (thanks to a Chinese 12th-grader’s crowdsourced project) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X2uwlQGQM

Chai Jing's review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog 柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下 (full translation)
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