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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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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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Babies born in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ record lower birth weight, preterm births – report

New report shows babies born in notorious industrial corridor experience low birth weight at three times the national average.

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Plastic chemicals linked to $249 billion in US health care costs in just one year, study finds

By contributing to the development of chronic disease and death, a group of hormone-disruptive plastic chemicals is costing the US health care system billions — over $249 billion in 2018 alone, a new study found.

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The only thing that blocks adoption of more sustainable plastics is our obsession with fossil fuels

Poor financial incentives and unsustainable supply chains slow the transition to biodegradable plastics.

How preventing unwanted pregnancies can help in climate fight

How preventing unwanted pregnancies can help in climate fight

Voluntary family planning is too often ignored as a means to lower carbon emissions. Making reproductive technologies more freely available, we can reduce global population — and human-caused emissions — in a manner consistent with personal liberties.