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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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Danielle Bergstrom speaks with Veronica Garibay, the co-founder and co-director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, an environmental justice organization based in Fresno.
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A reporter dives into a complicated story to help residents understand the health risks in their backyard.
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Climate change is fueling devastating wildfires in California, and in some cases, low-wage immigrant workers are cleaning up after them. They sweep ash out of houses and strip debris from burned buildings.
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The stories include people like Terry and John Rubiolo, who are living on their burned-out property and delivering food to about 80 people three times a week, because they know their neighbors are struggling.
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Asthma is on the rise across the U.S., and people of color are more likely to have asthma. On Native American reservations, the problem is particularly grave.
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Asthma is on the rise across the United States, and the problem is particularly grave on reservations.
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There's most likely a Superfund site near you. Here's why all that nasty toxic waste is ripe for sustained investigative reporting, as contributor Bill Heisel explains.
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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. Other stories in this series include: Health alert: Air quality warning issued for Nipomo Mesa advises residents to stay inside Live updates: Will off-roaders be banned from Oc
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“Everyone from my community has to go to prison," one Jacksonville inmate wrote. "It is the way it is. It is a way of life for us. We didn't know anything else.”

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