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Fighting Climate Change, Legally

Harvard students and faculty have been calling for the University to rid its endowment portfolio of fossil fuel investments, to little avail. Now in a novel and unprecedented case, Harvard Law students have sued their institution in a bid to force divestment. Plaintiff Kelsey Skaggs tells us about the suit and the importance of fighting climate change for future generations.

Hormone-Mimicking Phthalates and Male Newborns

A new study in the Journal of Human Reproduction finds that a common chemical used to create flexibility in plastic can affect baby boys development in the womb. Lead researcher Dr. Shanna Swan discusses the affect that phthalates have on the developing fetus and the threat they may pose to male reproductive health later in life.

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A proposed Ohio gas pipeline is raising safety and property rights concerns for landowners in Ohio

Believe it or not, the Keystone XL pipeline is not the only pipeline in North America. Pipelines that carry natural gas from wells to refineries stretch hundreds of miles in the US, crossing public and private land. Many of these pipelines are planned for densely populated areas, and in some states, local opposition has been fierce.