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Child cancer deaths in Brazil: Is soy farming to blame?

A new study suggests that pesticides used in soy cultivation could be correlated to child cancer deaths in Brazil, the world's largest producer of soybeans.
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Life and death near oilsands in Fort Chipewyan

A photographer spent years documenti communities downstream of Alberta’s oilsands. Then he was invited to join Warren Simpson, dying from a rare form of cancer he believed to be linked to the mines, for his last breaths
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Canonsburg residents seek answers on health impacts of fracking, shale gas

Janice Blanock was asking once again if it was possible that the fracking and natural gas industry in her area played a part in her son’s death.

Children who live near fracking sites at birth face increased risk of leukemia
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Children who live near fracking sites at birth face increased risk of leukemia: study

Pennsylvania children living near fracking sites at birth are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia during early childhood than those who did not live near such facilities, a new study has found.

Is agrochemical contamination killing Nebraska's children?

Is agrochemical contamination killing Nebraska's children?

The harrowing trail of toxic nutrients in farm country water.
Congressional Democrats join the debate over plastics' booming future
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Congressional Democrats join the debate over plastics' booming future

A new bill would impose a three-year moratorium on new plant construction in parts of Appalachia and the Gulf Coast.
After string of rare cancer cases, Pennsylvania investigates potential link to fracking

After string of rare cancer cases, Pennsylvania investigates potential link to fracking

An increase in the number of teens and young adults diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in southwest Pennsylvania has prompted the state to look for a link between fracking and the disease.
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