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Heat wave in Phoenix claimed lives of more than 400 people

Heat wave in Phoenix claimed lives of more than 400 people

A deadly heat wave in metro Phoenix last summer caused over 400 fatalities, highlighting the severe impact of extreme temperatures on vulnerable populations.

Anita Snow reports for TheAssociated Press.

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Health risks increase as Brazil’s floodwaters recede

Health risks increase as Brazil’s floodwaters recede

The first two deaths from leptospirosis have been reported in southern Brazil as floodwaters recede, with experts predicting a surge in fatalities.

Gabriela Sá Pessoa reports for The Associated Press

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Exploring the viability of suing oil companies for climate-related deaths
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Exploring the viability of suing oil companies for climate-related deaths

A new legal perspective raises the possibility of prosecuting oil companies for various types of homicide, excluding first-degree murder, due to their contributions to climate change.

Kate Yoder reports for Grist.

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At least 100 elephants die in drought-stricken Zimbabwe park, a grim sign of El Nino, climate change

At least 100 elephants have died in Zimbabwe’s largest national park in recent weeks because of drought, their carcasses a grisly sign of what wildlife authorities and conservation groups say is the impact of climate change and the El Nino weather phenomenon.

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Air pollution's deadly toll in Europe

In 2021, air pollution in the European Union was responsible for over 500,000 deaths, with research indicating that adherance to medical guidelines on pollution could have prevented a significant portion of these fatalities.

Ajit Niranjan reports for The Guardian.

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USPS is falsifying safety docs as its workers die of heat

USPS is falsifying safety docs as its workers die of heat

Even after a mail carrier’s recent death, the company continues to violate its own rules.

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