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Revealed: the 10 worst places to live in US for air pollution

A Guardian analysis using cutting-edge modelling developed by researchers tracks deadly PM2.5 levels in U.S. neighborhoods.

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.
Study: Black, Latino areas breathe much higher levels of toxic metals

Study: Black, Latino areas breathe much higher levels of toxic metals

Study finds concentrations of certain toxic heavy metals are much higher in highly segregated communities.
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A timber mill below Mount Shasta gave rise to a historic Black community, and likely sparked the wildfire that destroyed it

Segregation and climate change contributed to the destruction of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood in Weed, California. They may also hinder the recovery of its unique character.

Wildfire destroys a piece of Black history in rural California

Wildfire destroys a piece of Black history in rural California

The Lincoln Heights community endured for decades, despite segregation, economic hardship and a pandemic. Then came the Mill fire.
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Poison in the air

The EPA allows polluters to turn neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe carcinogens. ProPublica reveals where these places are in a first-of-its-kind map and data analysis.
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Can removing highways fix America's cities?
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Can removing highways fix America's cities?

Highways radically reshaped cities, destroying dense downtown neighborhoods. Now, some cities are starting to take them down.
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