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Wildfires and heat waves linked to an increased risk for preterm birth

Pregnant Californians exposed to extreme climate events like wildfires and heat waves were at a higher risk for giving birth early, according to a new study published in Environmental Research.

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Mexico City's water crisis deepens amid urban growth and climate change

Mexico City's water crisis deepens amid urban growth and climate change

A convergence of climate change, urban sprawl, and deteriorating infrastructure has intensified Mexico City's water crisis, pushing it toward a potential "Day Zero" this summer.

James Wagner, Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, and Somini Sengupta report for The New York Times.

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Bird populations in the Amazon are declining without clear cause

Bird populations in the Amazon's Yasuní Biosphere Reserve have mysteriously dropped by half over 23 years, with climate change being a potential culprit.

Bernardo Araujo reports for Mongabay.

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$1 billion: Trump's aggressive campaign for oil industry funds revealed

$1 billion: Trump's aggressive campaign for oil industry funds revealed

Donald Trump's recent engagement with top oil executives at Mar-a-Lago showcases a bid for campaign funding in exchange for regulatory rollbacks.

Josh Dawsey and Maxine Joselow report for The Washington Post.

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Why a “fracking refugee” is attending the global plastics treaty negotiations
Jill Hunkler is pictured in front of the Shaw Centre, where the plastic treaty negotiations are taking place. Credit: Allison Woolverton.

Why a “fracking refugee” is attending the global plastics treaty negotiations

“Fracking and building pipelines in order to create more poisonous plastic is ruining people’s lives.”

Jill Hunkler, an Ohio resident who considers herself a “fracking refugee,” is telling her family’s story at the global plastics treaty negotiations in Ottawa this week, where negotiators from about 175 countries are working to advance a treaty to address global plastic pollution.

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Reflexiones de la próxima generación sobre el mes de la Tierra

Estudiantes del octavo grado comparten sus pensamientos sobre la tierra y el medio ambiente.

HOUSTON — En homenaje al Día de la Tierra, EHNe está publicando cartas de estudiantes del octavo grado de YES Prep Northbrook Middle School en el barrio de Spring Branch, Texas, que está en el área de Houston.

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Climate change to boost Lyme disease cases in northeast and midwest U.S. by over 35%, study finds

A recent study published in the journal EcoHealthfound that as climate change progresses, Lyme disease cases are set to increase dramatically in the northeastern and upper midwestern U.S.

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