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Robbie Robinson lives near the BNSF rail yard in Spokane, Wash. Robinson suffers from asthma and allergies. She says her breathing problems got worse when she moved to Spokane from a rural area. Diesel exhaust contains fine particles that can aggravate asthma and cause lung damage and premature death.

audio by Courtney Flatt
photography by Aaron Kunz

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EarthFix is an innovative partnership of the largest public media institutions in the Pacific Northwest established to expand environmental news coverage in the region. With journalists based in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, EarthFix creates media across multiple platforms, helping citizens examine environmental issues unfolding in their own backyards and to explore how local actions intersect with national issues. earthfix.info

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EarthFix is an innovative partnership of the largest public media institutions in the Pacific Northwest established to expand environmental news coverage in the region. With journalists based in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, EarthFix creates media across multiple platforms, helping citizens examine environmental issues unfolding in their own backyards and to explore how local actions intersect with national issues. earthfix.info

The collaboration includes Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), KCTS9 Television and KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, Idaho Public Television, Boise State Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio/Television and Southern Oregon Public Television. The seven stations share resources as a Local Journalism Center (LJC), a special project funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to expand journalistic capacity in public media. EarthFix is one of seven LJC’s established to cover various topics around the country.

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