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When the Chicago City Council last week passed an ordinance to reduce emissions from construction equipment working on city jobs, it touched on a larger problem: harmful amounts of diesel exhaust in the city. Journalist Kari Lydersen found troubling emission levels in some neighborhoods.


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Gregory Evans is founder and director of the Institute for Bio-Security at the St. Louis University School of Public Health. The institute is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for public health preparedness. Evans is a professor of environmental health and has over 20 years of experience in environmental epidemiology. He has authored over 60 publications, made numerous national presentations, and consults nationally on civilian biodefense issues.


The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!


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