Naomi Klein: Fossil Fuels Threaten Our Ability to Have Healthy Children

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Why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species.

If You Have Allergies or Asthma, Talk to Your Doctor About Cap and Trade

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The cost of limiting carbon emissions would pay for itself in human health benefits.

North Dakota Is the Deadliest State to Work In

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A new report finds exceptionally high fatality rates in the oil and gas and construction industries.

As Earth Warms, West Nile Spreads

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The virus took the U.S. by surprise. Thanks to climate change, it’s here to stay. 

“She Was Screaming in the Tub”

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And other horrific tales from West Virginia’s chemical nightmare.

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