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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jan 14, 2020. 13 comments

Extreme Heat Is Another Legacy of Segregation

Extreme Heat Is Another Legacy of Segregation

Racism has consequences, especially in an era of climate change.

A new study, published Monday in the journal Climate, has found that most communities with a history of redlining—the government-led practice of discriminating against communities of color by denying them home loans and insurance and labeling their neighborhoods “hazardous” to real estate investors with literal red lines on...

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Maddie Stone Maddie Stone Aug 04, 2018. 3 comments

New Research Could Reveal Which Parts of Your City Swelter the Most

New Research Could Reveal Which Parts of Your City Swelter the Most

Anyone who’s spent time in a city in the summer knows that these bastions of blacktop get uncomfortably hot compared with the surrounding countryside. But even within a city’s bounds, some neighborhoods swelter more than others, and that can have a big effect on who’s most threatened by heatwaves. Which is why citizen scientists are starting to map out the urban heat island effect.

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