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Heat conditions are worsening for fashion workers amid climate change

Extreme heat and flooding exacerbated by climate change are impacting the health and safety of garment workers in global fashion supply chains, with many already enduring tough working conditions.

Louise Donovan, Snigdha Poonam, and Albert Oppong-Ansah report for Grist.

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Opinion: Rethinking plastic production for a healthier future

Delegates meet to reshape the global approach to plastic pollution at the UN treaty talks, highlighting industry influence and warning of greenwashing.

Judith Enck and Pamela Miller write for Fortune.

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British Columbia's handling of hazardous spills falls short, audit reveals

British Columbia's preparedness for hazardous spills is inadequate, with outdated response plans and insufficient compliance oversight, an audit finds.

Amanda Follett Hosgood and Andrew MacLeod report for The Tyee.

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Health risks from nuclear contamination in St. Louis denounced at congressional hearing

The United States should not expand nuclear energy use, at least until the federal government can make up for the harms caused by previous nuclear projects, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

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Texas faces growing challenge in plugging abandoned oil wells

Despite receiving federal funds, Texas struggles to keep up with an increasing number of abandoned oil wells; threatening land, water and human health.

James Osborne reports for The Houston Chronicle.

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First uranium mines to dig in the US in eight years begin operations near Grand Canyon

The push for more nuclear energy and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spiked uranium prices, leading mines for the element to begin operating again in the U.S. despite long-term environmental and health impacts.
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How pesticides, road salt threaten Maine’s water supply

The amount of road salt being using, coupled with leaking old septic systems and an increased use of fertilizers and pesticides to kill ticks and mosquitoes and manage invasive plants, are among the greatest threats to future water supply.

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