Study shows Bay Area minorities breathe dirtier air

Study shows Bay Area minorities breathe dirtier air

The data released Tuesday by Aclima — a California-based tech company that measured the region’s air quality block-by-block for the first time — found that communities of color and low-income communities are exposed to much more pollution than mostly White communities.
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Why unprecedented bird flu outbreaks sweeping the world are concerning scientists

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