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UN calls for stronger protections for Indigenous rights and against exploitative green projects

UN calls for stronger protections for Indigenous rights and against exploitative green projects

A new UN report emphasizes the need for countries to enhance protections for Indigenous peoples and ensure that green energy projects do not exploit their lands.

Anita Hofschneider reports for Grist.

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Increasing workplace deaths from extreme heat prompt new regulations

Increasing workplace deaths from extreme heat prompt new regulations

As extreme heat leads to increasing workplace fatalities, the Biden administration is pushing for new safety regulations, though facing substantial opposition.

Coral Davenport and Noah Weiland report for The New York Times.

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Workers call for heat safety in kitchens

Workers call for heat safety in kitchens

In a bid to protect food workers from rising temperatures, a group rallies for change, focusing on the vulnerabilities experienced during the 2021 heatwave.

Brishti Basu reports for The Tyee.

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Miami-Dade County mulls the strictest workplace heat rules in the U.S.

Miami-Dade County’s proposed heat standard would mandate water, shade and rest for outdoor workers and could be a model for other local governments to follow.
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Workers exposed to extreme heat have few protections

Tens of millions of Americans are struggling to cope with soaring temperatures. OSHA is developing new workplace safety standards, but they are not yet complete.
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Swiss women sue government over climate change protections

A group of Swiss women over 64 have filed a lawsuit against Switzerland with Europe’s top human rights court, saying the country has violated their rights by failing to curb emissions.
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In California, climate change fuels disasters—and a push for more farmworker protections

Buffeted by fire and flooding, California has moved slowly to provide disaster relief for farmworkers. Despite being better than the status quo, one-off payments are often too little, too late.

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