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Thanks to climate change, the health hazard posed by extreme heat is growing. And practical solutions aren't meeting the challenge so far.
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday said he was directing state funds to begin a $15.7 million emergency cleanup at some of Philadelphia’s most rundown schools.
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In East St. Louis, the school district is helping parents get back on their feet.
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Locals are the first to acknowledge that pouring more money into the city isn’t the only answer.
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From harmful dust to toxic fumes, poor oversight is blamed as school repairs make the same mistakes again and again.
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Many Philadelphia schools are incubators for illness, with environmental hazards that endanger students and hinder learning.
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In a community known as Deep East Oakland, health care providers and nonprofits are seeking new ways to inform and treat those living with asthma.
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We recently spoke with Brenda Woods-Placky, director of the Climate Matters program at Climate Central, to discuss how journalists can best report on the science and health impact of climate change.
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Toxic City is supported by grants from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism....
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In Southern California’s Eastern Coachella Valley, "promotoras" are part of a growing effort to address environmental hazards and survey residents about their other health and housing needs.

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