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How you get your berries: Migrant workers who fear virus, but toil on

Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak.
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Rising seas threaten an American institution: The 30-year mortgage

Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.
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New Ontario development proposal would lock in years of sprawl, critics say

Queen's Park to tell municipalities to set aside enough land for development until 2051.

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Has climate change prompted urgency for green homes?

The harmony between nature and living is grossly affected due to human greed, a significant misappropriation which has resulted in rapid climate change worldwide.

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The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve

It is a huge oversimplification to blame population density alone for the transmission of the virus.

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Electric cars and the lack of charging in cities

For city dwellers who would love an E.V., the biggest hurdle might be keeping it juiced up without a garage or other convenient charging stations.
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Why housing security is key to environmental justice

Since 2018, I can often be found at our local community center—listening, learning, sharing, and strategizing around the table with community members on ways to push the city for more affordable housing and prevent the displacement of neighborhood residents.

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To cut carbon emissions, a movement grows to 'electrify everything'

In an effort to move away from fossil fuels, U.S. communities from California to Massachusetts are instituting bans on natural gas in new construction.

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Migrant farmworkers feed America, and they’re at high risk for a coronavirus outbreak

Living in crowded dorms with no space to quarantine the sick, farm laborers are 'petrified'.

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In public housing, a battle against mold and rising seas

Neglected infrastructure, already a source of mold, is also making public housing more vulnerable to climate change.
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Instead of a stadium, Sunnyside Yard to host homes

Sunnyside Yard may soon host 12,000 homes on a 180-acre site over a working rail yard. But for decades, Queens dreamed of using this site for sports.
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The king of D.I.Y. dwellings

Before cabin porn and van life were hashtags, before tiny houses were a movement, Lloyd Kahn was the living embodiment of them.
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Trump administration presses cities to evict homeowners from flood zones

The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 
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In Nashville, a tornado lures home speculators

In the wake of a severe tornado, local housing activists fear that a wave of speculators could prey on North Nashville’s vulnerable homeowners.
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