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We Must Consider How Climate Change Will Affect People With Disabilities

May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Mention "climate change and disability" and many are puzzled -- but that lasts only a few sentences into further explanation.
Comprising a significant 10 percent to 15 percent of the global population, people with disabilities are uniquely affected by climate change. This population includes a wide array of mobility, sensory (visual, hearing), developmental, intellectual and emotional impairments, as well as chronic health conditions.

Trump's EPA Doesn't Want You to Know Chemicals in Teflon Are Poisoning Waterways and Firefighters

May 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a major new scandal after it worked with the White House to bury an alarming federal study detailing widespread chemical contamination of the nation's water supply. One Trump administration official warned release of the study would create a "public relations nightmare." The study found chemicals commonly present in Teflon and firefighting foam are a threat to human health at levels the EPA had previously called safe.

Half of the Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016

April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Scientists have known that Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, but they are just starting to realize the extent of the damage that's been brought on by climate change.
The reef is one of the largest living structures on earth, stretching 1,400 miles, but despite being so massive it can be seen from space, it's still incredibly fragile. Scientists who have been studying the reef have been raising concerns about its future, but now a new study has shed even more light on the damage that's been brought about by climate change.

Eight Years After BP Oil Spill, Sick Cleanup Workers Still Waiting for Day in Court

April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Eight Years After BP Oil Spill, Sick Cleanup Workers Still Waiting for Day in Court

Thousands of workers BP hired to clean up the spill that polluted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 have claimed exposure to oil and the dispersant has made them sick and still have not had their day in court. Cleanup workers and their supporters are calling for federal judge Carl Barbier to reverse his decision to delay hearing remaining cases of cleanup workers indefinitely.