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June 2, 2009

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"Research Shows Heat Exposure Disproportionately Affects Black Richmonders"

"Michael, a resident of Richmond’s Southside who declined to share his last name, sat on Forest Hill Avenue waiting for a bus Tuesday just before 2 p.m., when a car thermometer recorded the temperature at 94 degrees."

Source: Virginia Mercury, 07/12/2024

"FERC Gives Green Light To Start Up Mountain Valley Pipeline"

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted approval on Tuesday to Equitrans Midstream Corp. to start operations at its Mountain Valley Pipeline, the final hurdle for the controversial natural gas project that had draw sharp opposition from environmental activists."

Source: Politico, 06/12/2024

"In Washington, D.C., The City’s ‘Forgotten River’ Cleans Up, Slowly"

"Bruce Holmes, 65, grew up fishing on the Anacostia River, a 9-mile (14-kilometer) urban waterway that flows through Washington, D.C. and parts of Maryland, and has long been defined by pollution and neglect."

Source: AP, 06/06/2024

"Oral History Project Preserves Black and Indigenous Food Traditions"

"The Heirloom Gardens Project records the stories of elders and honors both long-held expertise and culturally meaningful foods."

Source: Civil Eats, 06/05/2024

Maryland Hospitals Grapple With Health Fallout Of Medical Waste Incineration

"Maryland’s largest health systems are under pressure to cut their dealings with an incinerator that has a history of environmental violations."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/28/2024

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