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Reporter Justin Murphy used unique data sources and a range of other records to analyze the history of Rochester’s tree cover. Here’s how he did it.
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The neighborhood has been a pollution dumping ground for decades.
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Murphy will examine the role trees play in the well-being of communities, particularly cities.
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"For vulnerable populations, the needs are pressing given the intersection of economics and race."
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Pollution and stress are tightly connected to place, which in turn is linked to race and class, as two UCSF researchers recently explained to journalists.
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Although still unknown outside of the American west, valley fever is a severe fungal infection — and its territory may expand as the climate warms.
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As Florida’s water sources shrink and its population keeps growing, the state faces serious challenges in ensuring its water supply is safe.
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These are some questions and answers about what city, state, and school officials have accomplished in the wake of the Inquirer’s “Toxic City” investigation, and some shortfalls that remain.
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For years, the New River has been plagued by toxic pollutants and raw sewage spills. In 2016, two Desert Sun journalists set out to discover why.
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Recent research suggests gardens and green spaces have a positive effect on nearby residents' mental health. L.A. County is embracing the strategy in Watts.

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Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!

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