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This project is supported by a grant from USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism 2022 California Impact Fund.
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This project is supported by a grant from USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism 2022 California Impact Fund.
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In recent weeks, residents say the area has been blanketed in a thick haze while the ports have ramped up operations to deal with a massive global shipping bottleneck.
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For years, East Oakland residents were told the air they breathe is safe. New data suggests that’s not actually the case.
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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of wildfire smoke, children living in East and West Oakland had a hard time breathing.
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Step one: listen to community questions before asking your own.
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Faced with an order to reduce dust from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, the State Department of Parks and Recreation is spending $437,506 to study whether ocean algae is to blame for air pollution downwind of the park.
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The director of California State Parks on Monday committed to banning camping and vehicles from a section of the shoreline on the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area by the end of the year to comply with orders to reduce air pollution.
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Currently, there is no centralized place for the public to easily access information on air pollution from California oil refineries, power plants and manufacturers.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....

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