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Earth warms at a record pace but climate change isn't accelerating

A new study reveals that Earth's warming rate reached an all-time high in 2023, driven primarily by human activity, but there is no evidence of accelerating climate change.

Seth Borenstein reports for the Associated Press.

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Op-ed: New York considers bill to slash plastic waste and protect health

The New York state Legislature is evaluating a bill that aims to significantly reduce plastic packaging and its associated health risks.

Judith Enck writes for Albany Times-Union.

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Climate change escalates malaria risk for pregnant women in highlands

Rising temperatures are pushing malaria-carrying mosquitoes to higher altitudes, posing a lethal threat to pregnant women in previously unaffected regions.

Zoya Teirstein reports for Grist, Vox and The 19th

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Rising sea levels threaten women's reproductive health in Bangladesh

Women in Bangladesh are suffering severe health impacts from saltwater intrusion, a consequence of climate change that could soon affect other parts of the world.

Zoya Teirstein and Mahadi Al Hasnat report for Grist, Vox, and The 19th.

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Having children in a climate-conscious world

Jade Sasser’s latest book explores the racial dimensions of climate anxiety and its impact on reproductive decisions.

Victoria St. Martin reports for Inside Climate News.

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Bald eagles return to the southern Great Lakes after near extinction

The bald eagle population in southern Ontario has made a remarkable recovery after near extinction due to DDT, symbolizing hope for both wildlife and human health.

Emma McIntosh reports for The Narwhal.

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Summer of 2023 was the hottest in two millennia, says study

A new study analyzing ancient tree rings reveals that last summer was the hottest in the past 2,000 years, with unprecedented warmth across the Northern Hemisphere.

Doyle Rice reports for USA Today.

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