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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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Do you live near an oil or gas production facility in Southern California? Look up your neighborhood here.
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Like canaries in the coal mine, the first signs of drug effects from the water often manifest in the fish

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It has long been known that growing up in impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods such as Ferguson, Missouri dims life prospects. But now a commanding body of medical research presents a disturbing, biological picture of why.

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