Left: Dot Density map of race by census block group for the city of Chicago where 1 dot is representative of 5 people; Right: ‘Heat Map’ showing density of vaccination sites that are open to the community (i.e. not ‘patients only’ sites). The dark blue shows highest density of vaccination sites while light blue shows lower density of sites. Source: NHGIS IPUMS and Chicago Data Portal

New Maps Highlight Inequitable Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines

, Research Associate, Center for Science and Democracy

In cities across the country, the inequitable rollout of COVID-19 vaccines means that communities of color are not getting vaccinated at the rate we would expect. New maps and analysis contrast the demographics of Chicago, Seattle, and Cleveland with the locations of vaccination centers as of March 2021. Read more >

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La contaminación del aire causada por los vehículos en Illinois es injusta, y no tiene porqué serlo

, Senior vehicles engineer

Los autos, camiones y buses son fuentes significativas de contaminación del aire en Illinois.  Pero, ¿cuanta de esta contaminación es atribuible a estos vehículos?, y ¿quiénes están expuestos a ella?

Para ayudarme a responder esta pregunta, he usado un modelo computarizado para estimar la cantidad de partículas finas de materia que causan la contaminación del aire (conocida como PM2.5) que resulta del uso de vehículos en carretera (autos, camiones y buses.)  Read more >

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Grand Haven pier extends into Lake Michigan, where average summer surface temperatures have risen markedly over recent decades. Photo: Rachel Kramer/Flickr

Great Lakes’ Great Changes: Temperatures Soar as the Climate Changes

Lake Michigan is not yet a hot tub, but the warming of this Great Lake gives you much to sweat about. Read more >

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