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A new community survey exposes widespread cancer, asthma, anxiety, and depression in Wilmington, California.
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"I knew that in order to make a policy story work on the airwaves, I would need to find stories of the people whose lives it would affect –– and I would need to do it fast," writes reporter Marissa Ortega-Welch.
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I’m an education writer. My job at the Oakland Tribune is, mostly, to report on the local public school systems and the people in them. But the context in which children live -- and in the case of this project, breathe -- often comes into my reporting, too. It has to. Asthma is one of those realities.

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California's long-running campaign to reduce air pollution has indirectly helped create a new problem: its oil refineries now produce more greenhouse gas emissions than refineries anywhere else in the country.

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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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Here’s the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health. Our hearts also go out to the people of Japan after today’s catastrophic earthquake – here’s how to help the victims.

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