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Mary Pipher: Grandmothers of the world, unite

What leads us to rock the babies and volunteer for Meals on Wheels leads us to care for the earth.
Even low levels of soot can be deadly to older people, research finds

Even low levels of soot can be deadly to older people, research finds

The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.
Japan’s deadly combination: Climate change and an aging society
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Japan’s deadly combination: Climate change and an aging society

Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.
Coronavirus makes cooling centers risky, just as scorching weather hits
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Coronavirus makes cooling centers risky, just as scorching weather hits

Officials are scrambling to find ways to protect residents against dueling threats of extreme heat and the coronavirus.
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Red Cross to world’s cities: Here’s how to prevent heat wave deaths
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Red Cross to world’s cities: Here’s how to prevent heat wave deaths

The disaster relief agency issued new guidlines to help city leaders cope with rising global temperatures.
Lives at risk inside a senior complex in Puerto Rico with no power
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Lives at risk inside a senior complex in Puerto Rico with no power

Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.
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