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Linda Villarosa & medical racism
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Q&A: Linda Villarosa took on the perils of medical racism. She found Black Americans ‘live sicker and die quicker’

In her book “Under the Skin,” the veteran journalist offers a cradle-to-grave examination of how bias negatively affects health care for people of color—and why climate change will exacerbate health disparities further.

Jeff Speck: Urban planner revisits ‘Walkable City,’ 10 years later

Jeff Speck: Urban planner revisits ‘Walkable City,’ 10 years later

In an excerpt from the book’s new 10th anniversary edition, author and urban planner Jeff Speck looks at how the streets of US cities have changed.
Toxic pollutants a growing concern for pregnant mothers and babies

Toxic pollutants a growing concern for pregnant mothers and babies

Links between environmental exposures and maternal health outcomes remain underexplored, despite recent efforts to catch up.
Redlining's enduring impact shows up in WA pollution disparity
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Redlining's enduring impact shows up in WA pollution disparity

New research out of UW suggests historic, racist lending practices still affect inequitable exposure to hazardous pollution today.
Tribal nations seen facing increasing U.S. air pollution burden

Tribal nations seen facing increasing U.S. air pollution burden

A new study puts data to anecdotal concerns that Native Americans have borne an increasing pollution burden. 
Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Eugenia C. South: Don’t mock ‘tree equity.’ It has health benefits

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Eugenia C. South: Don’t mock ‘tree equity.’ It has health benefits

Trees improve mental and physical health and make neighborhoods safer. Investing in them isn't frivolous — it's an important part of infrastructure.
The environmental justice issues around access to urban nature
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The environmental justice issues around access to urban nature

Compared to affluent white communities, lower-income communities and communities of color are missing out on the advantages urban greenery provides. What does it take to level the playing field?

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