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For Transgender Youth, Stigma Is Just One Barrier to Health Care

Discrimination, delays and systemic hurdles prevent young trans people from reaching the care they need, a new study finds.

Transgender Youth Face Multiple Barriers to Health Care, Study Finds

Discrimination, delays and systemic hurdles prevent young trans people from reaching the care they need, a new study finds.

Climate Change: Don't sideline plastic problem, nations urged

Scientists fear plastic pollution will be overlooked as politicians focus on climate change policy.

Volcanic Eruptions Helped Dinosaurs Dominate Planet Earth

Massive eruptions transformed the climate in the Triassic era, creating the conditions in which dinosaurs diversified into many more species.

The Secret War Over Pentagon Aid in Fighting Wildfires

The military’s satellites excel at spotting new blazes, but for decades they have been mostly off limits to civilian firefighters.

Cancer Without Chemotherapy: ‘A Totally Different World’

A growing number of cancer patients, especially those with breast and lung cancers, are being spared the dreaded treatment in favor of other options.

UK forestry plan gets £15m funding boost

Three million trees have so far been planted as part of the scheme, launched in 2018.

Love Canal: The suburb built on 20,000 tonnes of chemical waste

How a group of 'hysterical housewives' fought to be evacuated from their polluted homes

‘I Need an Army’: Across America, Schools Cram for Their Covid Tests

Some districts have established robust virus testing programs, but many others are struggling.

Can green energy power Africa's future?

Energy access is a big issue for businesses in Africa, but can the continent go green as well?

Climate change: Whisper it cautiously... there's been progress in run up to COP26

Pledges made at the UN have lifted hopes for the Glasgow summit, but some major questions remain.

Biden Promised to Follow the Science. But Sometimes, He Gets Ahead of the Experts.

White House officials dismiss criticism that President Biden’s comments on booster shots amount to undue pressure on public health experts.

Does My Mask Protect Me Against Covid-19 If Others Don't Wear One?

Masks work best when everyone in the room has one on, but you’ll still benefit from masking up even when those around you aren’t.

Sherwood Boehlert, a G.O.P Moderate in the House, Dies at 84

A champion of environmentalism who chided climate change, he was among the last of the relatively progressive Rockefeller Republicans.

Flood Insurance Costs Are Set to Skyrocket for Some

New federal flood insurance rates that better reflect the real risks of climate change are coming. For some, premiums will rise sharply.

Covid: Cancer backlog could take a decade to clear

Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.

Stop knocking down buildings, say engineers

Britain’s top engineers are urging the government to stop buildings being demolished.

Boosters for Moderna and J.&J. Recipients Not Up for Debate at C.D.C. Panel

The panel was not asked to judge whether people who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines should receive Pfizer-BioNTech boosters.

Biden Administration Makes First Major Move to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a regulation on Thursday that will sharply reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, which are widely used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

Earliest definitive evidence of people in Americas

Scientists have found evidence that humans reached the Americas earlier than previously thought.

Ancient Footprints Push Back Date of Human Arrival in the Americas

Human footprints found in New Mexico are at least 23,000 years old, a study reported, suggesting that people may have arrived long before the Ice Age’s glaciers melted.

Quotation of the Day: Pressure Grows on U.S. Companies to Share Covid Vaccine Technology.

Quotation of the Day for September 23, 2021.

John Kerry’s Sales Pitch to Save the Planet

As the first presidential envoy for climate, he wants to persuade world leaders to “do what the science tells us.” With global climate talks less than two months away, he faces a tough path.

Time for humanity to grow up on climate, says PM

The world is approaching a critical turning point, Boris Johnson will warn the UN's General Assembly.

Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise

An immune therapy derived from llama blood shows 'exciting potential' in early coronavirus trials.

Old PPE masks find new life fighting plastic waste

All schools and colleges in Cornwall will be given litter pickers made from old hospital masks.

John Nkengasong, of the Africa C.D.C., Will Lead PEPFAR

Dr. Nkengasong will be the first person of African origin to oversee the U.S. government program combating H.I.V., which has ravaged the continent.

California’s Wildfires Had an Invisible Impact: High Carbon Dioxide Emissions

From June to August, the blazes emitted far more planet-warming carbon dioxide than in any other summer in nearly two decades, satellite data shows.

Will A Mask Protect You From Covid If Nobody Else is Wearing One?

Masks work best when everyone in the room has one on, but you’ll still benefit from masking up even when those around you aren’t.

M25 protests: Protesters 'may cause serious injury or death'

Insulate Britain protesters blocked traffic on both carriageways of the motorway in Surrey.