Environment

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Latino Eco Festival.

Announced as the world’s largest Latino-themed environmental festival, hundreds gather in Colorado to discuss issues such as clean air, natural foods, protected lands, water stewardship and environmental justice. They also seek to reconnect Latinos with their long history of Green activism. A renowned poet and activist comments on environmental issues affecting Mexico. Guests: Midy Aponte, […]

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(Español) Culpan a uso ilegal de basurero de males congénitos y enfermedades crónicas

(Español) Y esta la madre de una bebé con anencefalia: “Nació sin cerebro, y nada más con la mitad del cráneo”.

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(Español) Agua embotellada proviene de estados con las peores sequías

(Español) Otro asunto es el de la contaminación, pues como se habrá notado, las botellas plásticas vacías y desechadas abundan entre la basura que puede encontrarse en calles, parques públicos, lagos y mares. Y aunque existe un pago de 5 centavos por botella recogida en los sitios de reciclaje, la efectividad de esta política, si puede llamarse así, están a la vista de todos.

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Worsening Drought.

California is in its third year of a record drought. The dry spell is becoming so extreme that threatens the state’s drinking water supply. What’s being done to address the drought and secure the water supply? Experts comment about the impact the drought is having on the central valley and the rest of the state, […]

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Dry Wells in California

Now, these residents are organizing to find a more sustainable way to provide water to everyone. Juan Santiago visited the tiny community of Monson, where several families have had their wells run dry.

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Pesticides and Autism. Also, Children Working in Tobacco Fields.

Children of farmworking mothers exposed to pesticides are more likely to have developmental problems or autism. Women who lived near farms were at risk of having children with autism, according to a scientific study. This is a conversation with an expert in regards to the study. Guest: Dr. Virginia Chaidez, Evaluation Analyst, UC Davis, Davis, […]

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Pollution Rules for Power Plants.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever limits on dangerous carbon dioxide emissions spewing from power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S. This action against big carbon polluters is the keystone of President Obama’s plan to fight global warming. Latinos have a special interest on issues related to air quality: […]

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Drought in the Fields

California, the leading agricultural producer in the nation, is experiencing one of the driest years on record, with the San Joaquin Valley hit the hardest. Half a million acres are laying fallow, drinking water imperiled, and thousands of jobs are at risk.

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(Español) El cambio climático es un hecho que puede verse en cada rincón del país: IPCC

(Español) Por eso el anuncio de la comunidad científica sobre este nuevo y decidido consenso a acerca de la existencia del cambio climático y su relación con los gases de efecto invernadero le da más certidumbre al público y a los analistas que influyen en el diseño de politicas para combatir o tratar de atenuar los efectos del cambio climático.

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Farm Drought.

California, the leading agricultural producer, is experiencing one of the driest years on record and water shortages are harming farms and small towns. The farm drought has hit the San Joaquin Valley the hardest. Half a million acres are being fallowed, drinking water imperiled, and thousands of jobs are at risk. President Obama and Gov. […]

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