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Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

Published: 
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:59am
Category: 
Water

When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude. And she may lose yet more.

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Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

Published: 
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:20am
Category: 
Chemicals

Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses.

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Kiribati faces its future, and a rising ocean

Published: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 10:46pm

Recently, a curious case appeared before New Zealand's High Court. The plaintiff, Ioane Teitiota, a resident of the island-nation of Kiribati, was seeking refugee status in New Zealand.

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South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

Published: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 7:55pm
Category: 
Chemicals

The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are hazardous.

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Chemical odor, kids' nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood

Published: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 8:53pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes.