Low birth weight, defined as being born under 5.5 pounds, has previously been linked with an increased risk of childhood mortality and poorer educational outcomes.
By Nsikan Akpan
On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 21, one of the U.S. soldiers killed in Niger is laid to rest, and Spain moves to dissolve the secessionist government in Catalonia. Also, a look at the number of global deaths caused by…
By PBS NewsHour
In 2015, pollution killed three times the number of people as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, and 15 times the number of people killed by war and violence. The study, by the environmental nonprofit Pure Earth and published in The…
By PBS NewsHour
That’s three times more deaths than all fatal cases of AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a new report says.
By Laura Santhanam
In our News Wrap Friday, the EPA warned that Hurricane Harvey caused a potentially dangerous chemical spill from a Houston-area Superfund site. The EPA detected high levels of dioxins in the San Jacinto River, which are linked to cancer and…
ExxonMobil disclosed Tuesday that two refineries accidentally released 12,000 pounds of hazardous vapors after being damaged by Hurricane Harvey. But the disclosures represent just four of more than a dozen reports filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality since…
The Hudson River dumps 300 million microfibers into the Atlantic Ocean each day, according to a new study. Invisible to the naked eye, these fibers can cause health problems for animals and humans.
By Teresa Carey
Australian ecologists found turtle-headed sea snakes cope with excessively polluted waters by losing their white stripes.
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