Environment

Una residente del Valle Central de California muestra impuridades en su agua potable. Foto: Community Water Center via Facebook

Tax on Drinking Water Proposed in California

Up to half a million people in hundreds of poor communities throughout California are forced to drink unhealthy contaminated water or buy bottled water despite low income. In response, activists and residents in affected areas are backing a bill that would impose a state tax on the use of water.

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Of Pesticides and Safe Drinking Water.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28 PROGRAM # 8369 12:00 PM PT Of Pesticides and Safe Drinking Water. Community leaders from California’s Central Valley discuss efforts to limit pesticide spraying around schools, daycare centers, and homes, and comment on recent news on the debate surrounding the widely used and highly toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, including Hawaii’s recent ban, becoming […]

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Latino Group Celebrates 25 Years of Denouncing Racial Segregation

Redlining is the term for a discriminatory practice historically used by banks to deny mortgage loans in neighborhoods inhabited by people of color.

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Puerto Rico sin ayuda tras la destrucción de María. Foto: www.reportenoreste.com.

(Español) Más 4 mil muertos relacionados al Huracán María en Puerto Rico, y no 64 como dice el gobierno federal

(Español) La interrupción del cuidado médico en los mayores y la pérdida de servicios básicos en enfermos crónicos , “que cayeron en el caos después del paso de María, y destruyeron la red eléctrica tuvieron un impacto significativo en la población y la infraestructura”.

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(Español) Demandan a EPA por no proteger la salud de campesinos y si los beneficios corporativos

(Español) “Esta es una más de las 85 demandas que Earthjustice ha presentado en contra de la Administración Trump y su EPA, que en diciembre anunció su intención de desmantelar las salvaguardas federales para pesticidas”, dijo la organización de derecho ambiental.

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El Concejo Municipal de Oakland votó 7-0 para prohibir el almacenamiento y manejo de carbón en Oakland. Foto: Tony Webster.

(Español) Derriba juez prohibición para embarcar carbón desde Oakland

(Español) La terminal que costó 250 millones de dólares y se encuentra en el oeste de Oakland, un vecindario históricamente afroestadunidense que se encuentra entre los más pobres y contaminados de la región.

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Trade War. Also, Thirsty Communities. Also, Water: Brewery vs. Farms.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 PROGRAM # 8316 12:00 PM PT Trade War. China retaliated with new tariffs on dozens of US farm products after Trump announced increased tariffs on Chinese imports. Since China is the second largest market for US agricultural exports, fruit, nuts and grain farmers are bracing for the hit. While still early, growers […]

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(Español) NY asegura fallo judicial contra demora de la EPA sobre penalidades a la ineficiencia en consumo de gasolina

(Español) En una petición similar, el Consejo de Defensa de los Recursos Naturales, Sierra Club y el Centro para la Diversidad Biológica también desafiaron la demora ilegal de la administración Trump

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Earth Day. Also, New Action on Gun Violence.

MONDAY, APRIL 23 PROGRAM # 8313 12:00 PM PT Earth Day. This year, Earth Day celebrations focus on ending plastic pollution, reforestation, and awareness about climate change. This program includes a report on California’s Proposition 68, a water and parks bond on the June 5 ballot to improve state parks, create public spaces in poor […]

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Indigenous Women Leaders. Also, Plans to Gut Pesticide Protections.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 PROGRAM # 8311 12:00 PM PT Indigenous Women Leaders. Indigenous women are breaking new ground after becoming leaders of a bi-national alliance of Oaxacan communities. This is the first time in more its 25-year history that the organization will be led by a woman. Women usually don’t hold positions of leadership in […]

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