‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told | Global development

[ad_1] The UK government has been urged to open up its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception, as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN Cop26 climate conference, an alliance of more than 60 … Read more

Breathing toxic wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth, study finds | California

[ad_1] As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth. The study from Stanford University, published in Environmental Research this month, estimates that the effects … Read more