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Clean Power Plan good for children's health.

September 16, 2015 - 9:00am
With clean, renewable energy options at our fingertips, Montana can and must achieve the required carbon pollution reductions as quickly as possible. Together we can bring our children a world that is a bit greener and a bit healthier.

I was diagnosed with cancer at age 11. A factory leaked chemicals near my home.

September 15, 2015 - 9:00am
The Environmental Protection Agency panders to polluters and lacks the political wherewithal to hold them to account.

Air pollution from forest fires aggravates children’s respiratory health.

September 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Research coordinated by the University of Valencia and published in 'Environmental Geochemistry and Health,' has shown that air pollution from forest fires aggravates the respiratory health of children.

Report: Pesticide exposure linked to childhood cancer, lower IQ.

September 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Pesticide use in homes may increase the risk of children developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new report suggests.

Deadly impact and sad aftermath of Katrina sparked a new environmental justice movement.

September 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Katrina exposed for the world how existing inequality can help turn an extreme weather event into a catastrophe, and it gave birth to an environmental justice movement that reverberates beyond New Orleans.

Tanzania: How lead in paint affects children's health.

September 15, 2015 - 9:00am
A recent report by a Tanzanian environmental advocacy group, Agenda, says that the majority of the paints in Tanzania have high lead levels that could severely affect the health of young children.

Measles outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo kills 400.

September 15, 2015 - 9:00am
More than 23,000 people, mostly children, have been infected with measles in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 400 have died, according to United Nations agencies and Doctors Without Borders.

Western Australia parents, schools warned after asbestos found in crayons.

September 14, 2015 - 9:00am
Western Australian authorities are renewing warnings for parents and schools after trace amounts of asbestos were found imported crayons.

A small town and the effects of air pollution.

September 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Community fears about toxic emissions from the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) gas power plant planned for Wawayanda, New York, have not troubled town supervisor John Razzano. He expressed skepticism about reports of adverse health effects among residents near the Minisink gas compressor seven miles away. But experts disagree.

The Exxon Valdez spill is still making fish suffer 26 years later.

September 13, 2015 - 9:00am
On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker collided with the Blight Reef in Alaska, spilling at least 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. Some estimates put the number as high as 38 million gallons. The spill was on record as the largest in US waters until the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, and the immediate aftermath was devastating. 250,000 seabirds died and billions of fish eggs were destroyed, crashing the marine food web.

Lead 80 times the safe limit.

September 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Latest water samples taken from Kowloon City public housing estate where scandal first broke in July heighten concern of residents.

Cash prizes may convince kids to eat more fruits and veggies.

September 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Want kids to eat more fruits and vegetables? Show them the money, a U.S. study suggests.

High-tech consumerism, a global catastrophe happening on our watch.

September 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The pace of our high-tech evolution has rapidly crossed the line of environmental sustainability, ravaging any sense of balance between what the Earth can give to support human activity and what the Earth can safely re-absorb from those activities.

One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products.

September 10, 2015 - 9:00am
From Vermont to Washington, an increasing number of states are requiring companies to report their use of chemicals of concern.

Obama's smog plan splits black leaders.

September 10, 2015 - 9:00am
The administration is slated to tighten the restrictions for ozone by Oct. 1, but some African-American state and local politicians are lining up with business groups to warn that the clampdown would hurt poor communities and manufacturing centers like Gary, Ind., and St. Louis.

What's the best bit of the United Nations? No 7: UN Population Fund.

September 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Reducing deaths of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth is the key indicator of success for the UNFPA, which was initially set up as a trust fund in 1967 before being integrated into the UN system in 1969.

Fires in West have residents gasping on the soot left behind.

September 10, 2015 - 9:00am
California’s largest fire has exposed an effect of record drought in the Central Valley: dangerous drops in air quality that exacerbate ongoing public health problems in this region.

Switch to safer" with your household cleaning products., "Switch to safer" with your household cleaning products.

September 10, 2015 - 9:00am
I encourage you to watch "The Human Experiment" and to take the first step towards "switching to safer", benefiting both people and our environment by choosing to use non-toxic products in your home.

Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish.

September 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Federal scientists have determined that extremely low levels of crude oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez caused heart problems in embryonic fish, a conclusion that could shape how damage is assessed in other major spills.

Pregnancy-related deaths decline sharply in NYC, but black-white gap widens.

September 9, 2015 - 9:00am
New York City mothers used to die twice as often as their counterparts around the U.S. in the year before and after childbirth. Things are much better now, but disparities persist.

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