The Grantham Prize for Environmental Journalism

A winner from the Archives:

2009 Winner: The Smokestack Effect

2009 Winner: The Smokestack Effect

The USA TODAY reporting team worked with academic researchers to pool government data on industrial polluters near 127,800 schools. What they found was incredible -- in thousands of schools, the models indicated that the air outside could be at least twice as toxic as the air in nearby neighborhoods. In some cases, the difference reached 10 times higher.

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Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Narragansett, RI 02882