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Climate change to make outdoor work more dangerous

Today's agriculture workers face 21 days of heat that exceed safety standards. That number will double by 2050.

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  • According to a recent study, the number of days agricultural works will spend in sweltering, unsafe conditions will double by 2050 and triple by 2100.
  • These workers already face significant health risks due to compounding circumstances such as poverty, migrant status, and a lack of access to health care.
  • Climate change will make many the United States' most fatal occupations more dangerous, but no less essential.
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    Why factory farms are a "perfect storm" for disease pandemics

    We've known this virus was coming. We just didn't do anything about it.

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    • As far back as 2007, researchers warned about a novel coronavirus emerging from SARS.
    • Long before that, experts knew that factory farms create the conditions for pandemics.
    • Pandemics will be part of our lives as long as we continue our current methods of meat production.
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    Can these giant dams keep Europe from drowning?

    Why a 400-mile enclosure around the North Sea is not as crazy as it sounds

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    • The Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED) would cut off the North and Baltic Seas from the Atlantic Ocean.
    • It would save 15 countries, and up to 55 million people, from sea level rise—but at a cost.
    • The idea is a warning more than a plan: NEED will be necessary if we don't stop global warming now.
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    20 inspiring nature words you didn't know you needed

    Hundreds more are documented in Robert Macfarlane's Landmarks.

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    • In Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane revives hundreds of nearly-forgotten words to remind us of our relationship with nature.
    • New dictionaries are deleting nature words while adding technology terms, which Macfarlane states further separates us from the environment.
    • The words we speak shape the reality we understand, making it essential to aptly describe what is happening on the planet.
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    Fashion contributes to 10 percent of humanity's carbon emissions

    Fast fashion has a devastating impact on the environment. Here's what you need to know before heading to Zara this holiday season.

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    • The fashion industry is responsible for an alarming 10 percent of all of humanity's carbon emissions.
    • Eighty-five percent of all textiles are trashed each year, ending up in a landfill or incinerated.
    • By wearing one item of clothing for 9 months longer a person can actually reduce his or her carbon footprint by 30 percent.
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