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Health or jobs: Peruvian mining town at a crossroads [Video]

The Peruvian mining city of La Oroya, one of the most polluted places in the world, is seeking to reopen a heavy metal smelter that poisoned residents for almost a century. – A lifetime of disease – In 2011, La Oroya was listed as the second-most polluted city on Earth, falling into fifth place two years later, according to the Blacksmith Institute, an NGO which works on pollution issues.

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San Diego researcher finds particulate air pollution may mask the true effect of global warming [Video]

Have researchers underestimated the speed and impact that greenhouse gas emission have on our climate? A new study out of San Diego may be showing the interplay between clouds and pollution may be masking the effects of global warming. KPBS Environment Reporter, Erik Anderson shows us more.