Darius Symms

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Authors and high school students Darius Symms (L) and Aaliyah Campbell (R) measure the surface temperature of a tree in Pittsburgh during summer 2022. (Credit: Sam Totoni)
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How youth can battle extreme heat in their communities

EHN spoke with heat equity experts about how young people can work toward protecting the most vulnerable from extreme heat and advancing climate justice.

Editor’s note: This reporting project was conducted through the University of Pittsburgh Public Health Science Academy by Aaliyah Campbell and Darius Symms, high school students at the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, and their mentor, freelance reporter Sam Totoni.

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