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Climate protest defense strategy hits a legal wall in England and Wales

Climate activists in England and Wales face a significant setback as a key legal defense is stripped away.

Sandra Laville reports for The Guardian.

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Louisiana's industrial corridor linked to higher rates of low birth weight and preterm births

A new study reveals that babies in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley" face significantly higher risks of low birth weight and preterm births, exceeding national averages.

Aliya Uteuova reports for The Guardian.

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World ill-prepared to stop climate crisis reversing progress on health, says study

The climate crisis threatens to roll back decades of progress towards better health and governments are ill-prepared to stop it, the World Meteorological Organization has said.

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‘You should be able to have a water break’: US workers fight for extreme-heat rules

Across America, temperatures are soaring – but industry groups are opposing potentially life-saving heat regulations.

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Grieving Maui residents prepare to rebuild but ask: ‘For whom?’

Hawaii’s environment has suffered since its annexation by the US – can rebuilding return the island to an earlier way of life?
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Rising seas have flooded this Lagos town three times. It may not survive a fourth

As waves and storms erode the Okun Alfa shoreline, the locals fight on – and hope a Yoruba deity can help where politicians have failed.

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UK heatwave prompts order to fire up coal plant to meet aircon demand

National Grid has asked a coal-fired power station in the east Midlands to warm up to cope with extra electricity demand for air conditioning as much of Britain swelters in the heat.