People who empty out sewage tanks and scrub down latrines doubtless perform a vital, thankless and even undesirable task. A new report, however, shows that doing such jobs could also cost workers their lives.
World’s sewage workers ‘underpaid, sidelined, risking their lives’
Meetings at work should be seen as a form of "therapy" rather than about decision-making, said researchers.
Pointless work meetings 'really a form of therapy'
The students inside a barricaded choir classroom were huddled in the dark minutes after shots rang out at Saugus High School in Southern California on Thursday, when one of them said, “I think I got shot.”
'I think I got shot': California students huddled terrified in barricaded classrooms
A federal court in Boston ruled that warrantless US government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other US ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.
US court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops
An “irresponsible” television advert for a children's app that encouraged them to “get likes and followers” was banned in the UK following mental health concerns.
TV ad banned in UK for encouraging children to ‘get likes and followers’
The world’s existing climate policies will not be enough to end the upward march of record energy emissions rising beyond 2040 without a “grand coalition” of governments and investors, according to the global energy watchdog.
Do more now or risk climate change catastrophe, warns energy agency
China will ban the construction of small hydropower plants in regions that already have an electricity surplus and encourage new dams in poor and remote locations with little grid access, its energy regulator said in proposals published on Wednesday.
China to impose new restrictions on small hydro plants
Cooler temperatures and lighter wind trapped heavy smog over the Indian capital on Wednesday, pushing pollution to “severe” levels in many places with no immediate relief in sight, government agencies said.
Indian capital in 'day-to-day battle' with smog as cool weather sets in
Raw sewage from 77,000 people is being released into the Ireland’s environment every day without treatment.
Sewage from 77,000 people flowing into Ireland’s environment

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