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Planting trees to fight pollution and racism in Bayview Hunters Point

Why is Bayview Hunter's Point one of the less forested parts of the city? Because of structural racism – meaning, systemic racism.

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.
A federal agency asks how it can be more equitable on transportation
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A federal agency asks how it can be more equitable on transportation

The federal agency responsible for building highways that tore through underserved communities in the 1950s is asking the public for ways to make transportation more equitable and accessible.
Los Angeles confronts its shady divide

Los Angeles confronts its shady divide

A lack of tree cover in low-income areas has left many residents especially vulnerable to rising heat. It's a legacy of the city's design—and its history of racist policies.

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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.
Maps reveal redlined areas face higher flood risks
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Maps reveal redlined areas face higher flood risks

Across dozens of major U.S. metros, more than $107 billion worth of homes at high risk for flooding are located in neighborhoods that suffered redlining in the 1930s.
First Person: Melissa Burnett, community forestry fellow, helps make Pittsburgh greener

First Person: Melissa Burnett, community forestry fellow, helps make Pittsburgh greener

"A lot of Black communities don't really have time or the money to prioritize getting trees. And then other communities have an abundance of trees and they're large and big and healthy.”
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