CODE RED: Baltimore’s Climate Divide
Organization: University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, NPR
Journalists at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and NPR spent a year gathering and analyzing data and talking with climate and health experts. They built temperature and humidity sensors to help understand what it was like to live in rowhouses in Baltimore’s hottest neighborhoods. Their data analysis identified McElderry Park as the city’s hottest neighborhood, and they spent a summer reporting on the community and the people who live there.