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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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‘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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As the US becomes more divided, companies find they can’t appeal to everyone

Younger people believe companies have social responsibilities, while conservatives say they should stay out of politics – and the fight won’t end soon.

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‘A portion of paradise’: How the drought is bringing a lost US canyon back to life

Record dryness has restored an ecosystem under Lake Powell, the country’s second-largest reservoir. Is it time to see it as ‘a national park rather than a storage tank’?

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Alarm at rightwing push to reverse clean-energy success in Texas and beyond

In the scramble before the end of Texas’s legislative session last week, a must-pass bill was amended to impose new costs upon renewable energy.

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US deal could plug Turkmenistan’s colossal methane emissions

Turkmenistan was responsible for 184 “super-emitter” events in which the powerful greenhouse gas was released in 2022, the highest number in the world. One caused climate pollution equivalent to the rate of emissions from 67m cars.