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People of colour exposed to twice as much heat stress in US cities

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People of colour live in the hottest part of town in most US cities, according to a new study. Image: unsplash/Nathalia Segato

Johnny Wood
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Surface Urban Heat Islands adversely impact people of colour in US cities. Image: Nature
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In Baltimore, the poorest neighbourhoods are also the most heat stressed. Image: Nature

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