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DC’s hottest areas are also some of its most impoverished

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A NOAA researcher is concerned for some of DC’s poorest now that the results are in from a D.C. heat study. He and a group of citizen scientists surveyed the District’s “Heat Islands” last August and they match up with some of DC’s poorest neighborhoods.

WASHINGTON — In August, a team of citizen scientists mapped-out which DC neighborhoods are most dangerously hot when temperatures rise, and after examining the results, they’re concerned for DC’s poorest residents.

After hours of mapping-out more than 75,000 temperature data points, the result is a district heat map showing Washington, D.C.’s Urban Heat Island EffectThe date surveyed was August 28, 2018.

The citizen scientists drove the same route (aka traverse) three different times the day they measured.

They found a striking temperature difference between certain parts of town.

Most of Northwest D.C. stayed in the 84-94 degree zone.

On the other side, a large swath of Northeast, the National Mall area and parts of Southeast, like Anacostia, hit 94–102-degrees.

David Herring says one of the most surprising and significant finding was the potential 17-degree temperature difference.

“It might be 86 degrees in one part of the city, it could be as hot as 103 degrees in other parts of the city during exactly the same time,” said Herring.

 

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Upcoming Book signings @ Mahogany

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We are still adding and confirming more events, including events to celebrate Octavia Butler’s Birthday, a MahoganyBooks Masterclass for Self-Publishing Creatives, and a meet-up for the Well-Read Black Girl book club.

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Two-bedroom Hill East home with screened-in porch and Anacostia River views asks $599K

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Sitting on a tree-lined street at the southern tip of Hill East, this two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom blue brick rowhouse looks out to the Anacostia River and boasts an updated kitchen graced by a working fireplace. The sellers say Fourth of July fireworks are easy to see from the front of the house, which recently entered the market for $599,999. The address is 1360 L St. SE.

There are wood floors throughout, and in the back, an expansive screened-in porch offers a tranquil place to relax or entertain. It comes with an overhead fan and skylights. Behind the porch, the fenced backyard includes a brick patio, raised garden beds, and a big storage shed. The Potomac Avenue Metro station and bus routes are a little over five minutes away by foot.

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Cheers at the Big Chair closing | Business owners ask ‘is it a sign of what’s to come?’

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