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Neil Vora: ‘The Last of Us’ is right. Our warming planet is a petri dish

Scientists like me worry that climate change and ecosystem destruction may be creating opportunities for fungal pathogens to grow more infectious, spread over larger distances and reach more people.

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Dona Upson: The government is this close to reining in some of the worst air pollution

As a doctor, my ability to help my patients is limited by the air they breathe. To prevent others from suffering not just in New Mexico, but in all the states, we need stronger standards to minimize the most dangerous types of pollution.

After the storm, the mold: Warming is worsening another costly disaster

After the storm, the mold: Warming is worsening another costly disaster

Mold in homes is a costly crisis that often accompanies hurricanes and flooding, and climate change is amplifying the rain that feeds outbreaks.
Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?
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Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

Some recent, limited studies published in the last few years have found correlations between people exposed to wildfire smoke and lung cancer. But none have proved causation, the scientists who performed those studies have said, and much more research is needed.

Alexander S. Rabin, Gregg L. Furie: The cruel irony of inhalers that make climate change worse

Alexander S. Rabin, Gregg L. Furie: The cruel irony of inhalers that make climate change worse

Some inhalers use greenhouse gases to help deliver medication into the lungs. The good news is there are alternatives.
Frederica Perera, Kari Nadeau: The Supreme Court dealt a terrible blow to children's health

Frederica Perera, Kari Nadeau: The Supreme Court dealt a terrible blow to children's health

We are now learning that climate change and air pollution can act together to increase health effects.
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