It is common for North Carolina farmworkers to live in grower-provided housing, and that housing often lacks air conditioning. Beyond making it hard to fall asleep, it can be a health risk.
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The shock from the historically wet and destructive hurricanes of a few years ago may be fading for inland residents, but many people in coastal counties continue to live with the after-effects.
The warming climate is being felt in the rural counties on the Carolina coast. Our journalists investigated how climate change is affecting people and their health today, in real and visible ways.
Living in a mobile home, being a non-citizen, and working in agriculture are risk factors for heat illness in rural parts of the state, according to a 2018 paper written by Lauren Thie, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ heat prevention coordinator.
A toxic bacteria, vibrio, is being found more often along the Carolina coast. The earth’s warming climate is a major reason vibrio is an increasing threat to people across the planet.
For Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri, protecting the Amazon pink river dolphin is sacred. This is the tenth and final "Rainforest Defenders" story, which follows leaders fighting for nature preservation.
New clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia have erupted over the control of Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict, which has been going on for over three weeks, has devastated the region, killing hundreds of soldiers and dozens of civilians.
The latest judge assigned to the long-running death penalty case is based in Virginia and has had a military career focused on defense work, but he has been on the bench for less than two years.
U.S., Russian, Canadian, and Chinese forces are taking an active role in the polar region, but the real threat is the rapidly changing climate.
“It's disappointing that none of the four (treatments) have come out and shown a difference in mortality, but it does show why you need big trials,” says Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, a U.K. research-charity.
When prominent scientists pushed back against recommending face masks to help control the spread of COVID-19, and the U.K. government followed their lead, Trisha Greenhalgh was furious.
Several companies hold concessions that threaten the tropical rainforest of Siberut Island.