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Climate change and concrete turn up heat on vulnerable communities in New Jersey’s cities

Climate change and concrete turn up heat on vulnerable communities in New Jersey’s cities

  • Published: Sep 29th, 2020

This joint article with Michael Sol Warren from NJ Advance Media and Charles Wohlforth from Climate Central examines how seniors and brown communities in cities like Newark and Elizabeth are most threatened by rising temperatures.

NYC’s Trees: A Natural Defense Against Heat, But Not Equally Shared

NYC’s Trees: A Natural Defense Against Heat, But Not Equally Shared

  • Published: Sep 10th, 2020

This article, produced in partnership with WNYC reporter Clarisa Diaz, examines the the cooling power of trees and parks in cities.

Warming Brings Muggier Weather to Jacksonville, Threatening Most Vulnerable

Warming Brings Muggier Weather to Jacksonville, Threatening Most Vulnerable

  • Published: Jul 9th, 2020

This article, produced in partnership with WJCT, examines the increasing threat of extreme heat faced by Jacksonville residents

The Push To Turn NYC’s Polluting Peaker Plants Into Publicly-Owned Solar Power

The Push To Turn NYC’s Polluting Peaker Plants Into Publicly-Owned Solar Power

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2020

"This should be the last summer we have to stress about our lives being on the line over peaker plants."

‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael

‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2020

With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 24th, 2020

A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

  • Published: Jun 11th, 2020

The one-two punch of tear gas and wildfire smoke, coupled with ever-present air pollution from fossil fuels, is set to worsen suffering related to the coronavirus this year, with people of color living in polluted areas continuing to feel the worst effects.

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

  • Published: Mar 12th, 2020

The Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.