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Pollution is killing Black Americans. This community fought back

African-Americans are 75 percent more likely than others to live near facilities that produce hazardous waste. Can a grass-roots environmental-justice movement make a difference?
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‘It affects my health.’ Protesters call for Baltimore trash incinerator to close

When Malika Jones was growing up in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood, she would look up at Wheelabrator’s trash incinerator and ask her mother what it was.
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Ozone action days do not drop in Indiana, despite lower vehicle traffic

Experts say the heat and other weather conditions this summer could be outweighing the effect of decreased car traffic.
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When coronavirus struck the Salton Sea

People who live near the dying lake are caught in a perfect storm of environmental neglect, poverty, and COVID-19.

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Pollution is killing Black Americans. This community fought back

African-Americans are 75 percent more likely than others to live near facilities that produce hazardous waste. Can a grass-roots environmental-justice movement make a difference?
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How trees can hep us fight a pandemic

It's no accident that the most polluted communities are also the most likely to have more severe cases of COVID-19.
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How COVID-19 made it easier to talk about climate change

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, a climate policy director and architect of the Green New Deal, explains the connections between the pandemic and the climate crisis.
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Nixon signed this key environmental law. Trump plans to change it to speed up pipelines, highway projects and more

Black, brown and poor communities have relied on the law for generations to stop projects that could impact their neighborhoods.
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Shriver Center report: 70 percent of Superfund sites are within a mile of public housing

“Laws and policies have put Black and Brown communities in direct proximity to environmental toxins."

stateimpact.npr.org
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Q&A: Terry Engelder, Penn State scientist whose work led to the shale gas boom, talks about grand jury report on fracking

Now a professor emeritus of geosciences at Penn State, Terry Engelder acknowledged some mistakes by the state and by industry, but challenged parts of the grand jury report.
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Group hopes grand jury report will put health at center of fracking debate

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
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Pa. House moves to block RGGI entrance as DEP estimates it will save money and lives

The House voted 130-71 Wednesday to prevent the state joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative through executive action.
gothamist.com
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The push to turn NYC’s polluting peaker plants into publicly-owned solar power

“This should be the last summer we have to stress about our lives being on the line over peaker plants."
theconversation.com
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Children's asthma and sleep apnea has improved during lockdown – a clinician explains why that might be

Parents are reporting that their child's symptoms have dramatically improved over the last few weeks.

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EPA, Colorado sue Kerr-McGee over leak detection and repair in Weld County

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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