It’s time to shift billions of people onto modern energy sources in ways that help women and the planet. That’s the mantra. But the U.N.’s latest development plan lacks any legally binding mechanism to create flows of finance.
Being essentially forced to give birth to children prenatally exposed to dangerous lead poisoning can be considered systemic reproductive coercion, and with this, the crimes against Flint families increase.
Evidence of the chemical TPHP was found in all 26 women in a study by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Group. But the medical dangers still aren’t clear so at least one avid user isn’t panicking yet.
The 10th anniversary of the deadly tsunami in the Indian Ocean offers an impressive panorama of achievements by coastal woman in southern India over the past decade. For one of their leaders everything changed, even her marriage.
At 67, the mother of 11 and grandmother of 23 became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail solo, a pioneer for hikers and backpackers, says Ben Montgomery in this excerpt from “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk.” Four years later, she hiked the Oregon Trail.
The scoring system measures 72 countries on such things as rates of anemia, access to agricultural land and women in policymaking positions. The United States has the lowest rates of anemia, but factors such as its failure to ratify CEDAW pushed it to 14th place.
These businesswomen don’t have environmental backgrounds, but they know it’s time to tailor their business practices to extreme global weather patterns. The fashion designer always paid attention to the weather but now she watches it with an eye to fabric prices.
Environmental factors are responsible for 23 percent of the overall global disease burden, according to World Health Organization research. Addressing such pollution could save the lives of 6 million women a year.