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Mapping Heat Vulnerability to Protect Community Health

Fernando Ortiz (far right), climate preparedness and resiliency organizer at the Point Community Development Corporation and part of the Hunts Point Heat Project, teaches residents about individual preparedness at a public outreach event. Credit: Courtesy of Fernando Ortiz

Fernando Ortiz (far right), climate preparedness and resiliency organizer at the Point Community Development Corporation and part of the Hunts Point Heat Project, teaches residents about individual preparedness at a public outreach event. Credit: Courtesy of Fernando Ortiz

Mapping Heat Vulnerability to Protect Community HealthCommunity leaders and scientists from two U.S. cities are combining public health data and heat maps to prepare residents for climate change–related health risks.

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Hunts Point: The Bronx Neighborhood That Feeds NYC

Workers sort fish at the New Fulton Fish Market, one of three cooperative markets at the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Workers sort fish at the New Fulton Fish Market, one of three cooperative markets at the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The neighborhood of Hunts Point sits on a peninsula poking out of the east side of the South Bronx. Not to be confused with Hunters Point in Queens, the Bronx neighborhood is surrounded by the Bronx and East rivers and the Bruckner Expressway. 

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