The Deadly Toll of Air Pollution

Air pollution, even at modest levels, is deadly. An international team of researchers used data from 652 cities in 24 countries to correlate levels of particulate matter pollution with day-to-day mortality rates. They measured the concentrations of two microscopic particles of soot, PM 2.5 and PM 10, particles small enough to enter the lungs or…

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Feeding My Daughter

Sammi trailed a spoon through a bowl of hot cereal at the kitchen counter. At 5, she was eating oat bran with hemp milk, for the protein. She stared into the bowl, drawing lines in it as the cereal got colder and the hour grew later. I kissed her duck-fluff hair and murmured, “have another…

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