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The true picture of climate change includes methane’s effects — locally, regionally and globally

  This story was originally posted by The DC Line online version on Sept. 13, 2022. It’s in your gas stove. It leaks from service lines leading into houses and apartment buildings. It crisscrosses large regions of the United States through underground pipelines. It has the potential to warm the planet 80 to 85 times...

AccesSOS brings emergency services to Deaf community

Gabriella Wong received a text from her father saying he had gotten into a car accident, and she immediately called 911 for him. Both of her parents are deaf, and she is their hearing emergency point of contact that represents a life-or-death difference for them.  While Wong spoke to a dispatcher on the phone, she...

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YMG teaches skills that are ‘applicable in anything,’ says former student

by Aileen Delgado Asha Davis, 19, a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park studying public health, was one of Youthcast Media Group’s first students in 2017. As a freshman at Mercy High School in Baltimore transitioning into sophomore year, Davis worked with other Baltimore students at Morgan State University and in partnership with...

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Climate gentrification: Rising seas lift home prices in drier, cheaper neighborhoods like Miami’s Little Haiti

Louis Rosemond lived in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, Florida, for 30 years, but was evicted in 2016 when his landlord sold the apartment building to developers who are preparing to build high-rise, high-priced condominiums on the property. Rosemond, pictured in his new apartment in Opa Locka, Florida, on April 19, 2022, says developers...

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Systemic racism spurs COVID-19 to hit Florida communities of color harder

By Julianne Hill, Justin Fernandez, Gabriella Fuster, and Melissa Noda  Urban Health Media Project Florida’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic unmasked disparities in healthcare based on socioeconomic factors, disproportionately hurting communities of color in the state while exposing weaknesses in leadership, according to a Florida health expert. “We know from our country’s history that responding...

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COVID-19 pandemic leaves ‘transportation deserts’ even more barren

This Urban Health Media Project story was reported by Richard Wright Public Charter School students Grace Reed and Kamaia Bexley, UHMP intern Pam Rentz of Florida A & M University and Georgetown University’s Master’s in Global Health program students Mary Kate Fogarty, Andrew Lizon and Maria Cordero. Principal writing by Richard Willing, UHMP. The members...