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Los Angeles neighborhood bears the brunt of air pollution

3 Comments 25 August 2011

Los Angeles neighborhood bears the brunt of air pollution

By Jasmin López, special to Newsdesk.org | Crowdfund this story on Spot.us As summer temperatures rise, so do fears of asthma and other illnesses caused by all the air pollution converging on the east Los Angeles community of Boyle...

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Filed Under: Culture, LA Toxic Tour: Boyle Heights

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Young people define a healthy future for Boyle Heights

6 Comments 04 May 2011

Young people define a healthy future for Boyle Heights

By Jasmin López, special to Newsdesk.org | Crowdfund this story on Spot.us   New community collaborations in Los Angeles are giving young people a leading role in improving their neighborhoods. Youth are setting goals and organizing...

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Filed Under: Culture, LA Toxic Tour: Boyle Heights

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In smoggy Los Angeles, one neighborhood pushes back

1 Comment 25 April 2011

In smoggy Los Angeles, one neighborhood pushes back

By Jasmin López, special to Newsdesk.org | Crowdfund this story on Spot.us 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...

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Filed Under: Democracy, LA Toxic Tour: Boyle Heights

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Noisy neighborhood? One family lives with it: SJ Toxic Tour Blog

Leave a Comment 08 April 2011

Noisy neighborhood? One family lives with it: SJ Toxic Tour Blog

By Donovan Farnham and Isaiah Guzman Alison Soman, her husband John and their five-year-old son Ben live in perhaps the loudest area in San Jose. Their home in the Newhall-Sherwood neighborhood sits within steps of Highway 880, a train...

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Filed Under: Culture, San Jose Toxic Tour

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Reading, writing, low-flying jets: San Jose Toxic Tour Blog

Leave a Comment 07 April 2011

Reading, writing, low-flying jets: San Jose Toxic Tour Blog

By Jessica Olthof, Barbara Benton and Christian Ceaser Washington Elementary School is under the direct flight path of the San Jose International Airport. As many as 10 jets fly overhead per hour, producing constant noise, fumes and exhaust,...

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Filed Under: Culture, San Jose Toxic Tour

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Lesser known facts about air pollution in Los Angeles: LA Toxic Tour Blog #2

1 Comment 22 February 2011

Lesser known facts about air pollution in Los Angeles: LA Toxic Tour Blog #2

By Sara Harris, Hear in the City/Newsdesk.org Fund this story on Spot.Us | $1,369.67 of $4,000.00 raised (2.22.11) The Coalition for Clean Air houses a wealth of information about quality in California. Here are some surprising assertions I...

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Filed Under: Featured, LA Toxic Tour: Air Check, The Sciences, The Toxic Tour

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“The Smogometer”: LA Toxic Tour Blog #1

Leave a Comment 15 February 2011

“The Smogometer”: LA Toxic Tour Blog #1

By Sara Harris, Hear in the City/Newsdesk.org Fund this story on Spot.Us I'm reading up on local history and air quality maps for our Air Check series on air pollution in Los Angeles. I'm knee deep in Smogtown: The Lung-burning History of...

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Filed Under: Culture, Featured, LA Toxic Tour: Air Check, The Toxic Tour

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San Francisco’s Superfund struggle

Leave a Comment 25 January 2011

San Francisco’s Superfund struggle

By Monica Jensen/SF Public Press/Newsdesk.org A Toxic Tour reporting project A year after the dissolution of the Restoration Advisory Board for Hunters Point Shipyard, the Navy says it will introduce a new community involvement plan that it...

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Filed Under: Democracy, San Francisco Toxic Tour, The Toxic Tour

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Pakistan abortion hotline sparks controversy

1 Comment 25 October 2010

Pakistan abortion hotline sparks controversy

The June launch of a Pakistani birth-control hotline has garnered a mixed bag of praise, skepticism, and condemnation from medical and religious leaders in the country. The hotline, which was created by Pakistani and Dutch women's rights...

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Filed Under: Democracy, News You Might Have Missed

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Office bullies target the educated: Report

5 Comments 19 October 2010

Office bullies target the educated: Report

Bullies aren’t just kids in the playground anymore -- they are also adults in the workplace, or lurking online. As anti-bullying advocates try to push through new legislation at the state level, several new studies have found that bullying...

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Filed Under: Featured, News You Might Have Missed, The Sciences

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