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Watch: How air pollution exposes America's racial disparities

This Pittsburgh-based environmental activist is exposing how air pollution is intrinsically linked to racial disparities in America.
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Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation.

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More than 30 Pittsburgh environmental groups stand behind this statement on justice, race and responsibility

During the COVID-19 crisis, the people of southwestern Pennsylvania have learned much about who we are, who we want to be, and the need for unity and leadership in the face of loss and uncertainty.

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Pittsburgh City Council supports health department’s clean air actions

Pittsburgh City Council on Monday pledged unanimous support for the Allegheny County Health Department's efforts to uphold clean air standards, particularly at U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson and Clairton Coke Works plants.

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Demanding change, Clairton residents and activists rally for cleaner air

Residents of Clairton, Pittsburgh's East End neighborhoods and environmental organizations gathered outside U.S. Steel Corp.'s Downtown headquarters Thursday afternoon to demand the company spend the money needed to fix its Mon Valley coke works where two fires in six months made pollution control equipment inoperable.

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‘Gentrified out of existence’ as Gowanus, toxic sites get cleaner

The neighborhood around Brooklyn's heavily polluted Gowanus Canal was, for years, an untouched time capsule.

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Blue wave in midwest could resurrect climate compact

A 2007 agreement aimed to reduce regional emissions, then political winds shifted.

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Environmental racism at EPA: first policy, now racist messages written at headquarters

The EPA's chief of staff assured employees that the agency would investigate after a series of racist messages were written on a whiteboard.
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How high is urban air pollution?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted a study to determine particulate pollution worldwide.

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The impact of climate change on communities of color

"We have a climate gap in this country. The main reason being that millions of low-income people, many of them minorities, tend to live in the geographical areas that are most impacted by climate change."

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Best climate scenario is still too hot for many communities of color

As average global temperatures continue to rise, certain communities are more at risk of getting burned than others.
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