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Finding and doing meaningful work can be challenging, but in 2012, let's try to focus on the joys of being a journalist.

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I figured the air around Chicago rail yards would be dirty...but finding out was not as easy as it seemed.

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Though it is clear that South Los Angeles is park poor compared to rest of Los Angeles County, current fiscal problems lend people to dismiss the idea of spending more money creating parks, adding trees or fixing sidewalks. Turns out that maybe Los Angeles can’t afford not to invest in more nature.

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Science and medicine blogger Orac weighs in on the new pandemic movie "Contagion," and alternative medicine bloggers in both movie and real life don't fare too well.

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A new reporting project will focus on community health challenges facing predominantly Latino communities in Chicago and the Midwest.

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At what point will our planet become too darn hot? Scientists are now saying that if we don't do anything about curbing carbon emissions, temperatures in the next few decades could rise so high so fast that many regions of the Earth will become inhabitable.

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A little legwork can deliver compelling stories about how cancer treatment costs are affecting patients in your community, whether they’re  insured or not. Here are some tips and resources to jump-start your reporting.

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Devaugndre Broussard grew up in three violent neighborhoods: San Francisco's Bayview-Hunter's Point and Western Addition and Richmond's Iron Triangle. His mother went to prison for drug sales when he was only 10 months old. She went back to prison several times while he grew up, sending him to a series of foster homes. A girlfriend who attended some of Broussard's early court appearances told the Chauncey Bailey Project this might've set the tone for his life. He's one of many people she knows who lived in foster homes where "parents" were more interested in the monthly county check than in their foster kids.

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One of the biggest oversights a health writer can make is to cover a scientific study and not talk about its funders. William Heisel examines what can happen when a study's funding is overlooked.

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Startup companies bet locally sourced fish, produced in self-sustaining habitats, can win over city-dwellers

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