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In smoggy Los Angeles, one neighborhood pushes back

Hollenbeck Park, one of the few green spaces available to families in Boyle Heights. Photo: Zackary Canepari

News about Boyle Heights in Los Angeles tends to be about crime or gentrification. There's little coverage of air pollution, lack of safe and green spaces, lack of access to affordable and healthy food options — or the residents and organizations that are determined to change this. Continue Reading →

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San Francisco’s Superfund struggle

Toxic Tour of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard 22

A legacy of toxic pollution lingers in San Francisco's Hunters Point Shipyard, which was once a booming hub for wartime construction efforts, but now is largely shuttered and represents a constant threat to the health of marginalized communities that live nearby. The U.S. Navy and diverse community groups are at odds over the best way to address the problem. Continue Reading →

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