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Children Play on Capitol Hill to Stop Climate Change

This week, members of the group Moms Clean Air Force made their voices heard in Congress, with a unique demonstration of music and games. They were trying to call attention to the importance of clean air and environmental conservation.

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Soil Not Oil.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 PROGRAM # 7829 12:00 PM PT Soil Not Oil. Speakers at an international environmental conference titled “Soil Not Oil” join this program. Guest: Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director, Center for Food Safety, San Francisco, CA; Andres Soto, Community Organizer, Comunidades por un Medio Ambiente Mejor, Member, Alianza Progresista de Richmond, Richmond, […]

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(Español) El Grupo de los Cien envía carta a Enrique Peña Nieto

(Español) Las acciones inaludibles a tomar para proteger la ruta migratoria y el hábitat invernal de la Monarca son: la mitigación de la pérdida del hábitat de reproducción debida al uso de herbicidas que eliminan los algodoncillos, mediante la protección de terrenos con algodoncillos y fuentes de néctar nativo; el cese total a la tala en la Reserva de la Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca.

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Teresa Márquez, líder de Madres del Este de L.A. y sus nietos durante audiencia legislativa en zona contaminada por Exide. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

Hearing on Exide Pollution Raises Hopes of Neighbors

The first hearing of a California Assembly committee in a zone that for decades was polluted with lead, arsenic and other dangerous toxic products by the battery recycling company, Exide, represented a small ray of hope. The neighborhood families, who are mostly Latino, strongly criticized state authorities for the slow moving operations of monitoring and clean-up.

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California Mothers Call for More Pesticide Restrictions

Children who live and work near agricultural fields in California have a much higher risk than others of getting cancer, autism, or neurological illnesses because of their higher exposure to dangerous pesticides. That’s according to a new study, which also revealed that, at least two years ago, the fields in Fresno and Kern counties were sprayed with the largest amount of pesticides.

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Champion of Sea Turtles.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11. PROGRAM # 7780 12:00 PM PT Champion of Sea Turtles. A Puerto Rican environmental activist who helped lead a campaign to create a nature reserve to protect the leatherback sea turtle won the prestigious Goldman Prize in the US. Two decades ago, developers planned to build mega-resorts, golf courses, shopping malls, and […]

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Lead Poisoning in Los Angeles.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21. PROGRAM # 7766 12:00 PM PT Lead Poisoning in Los Angeles. California Gov. Brown approved funds to help clean up neighborhoods around the Exide plant in East Los Angeles, considered one of the worst cases of pollution in the country. Recent tests found hazardous levels of lead in the soil in most […]

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Drought Emergency Continues.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14. PROGRAM # 7761 12:00 PM PT Drought Emergency Continues. With El Niño’s rainfalls falling short of expectations, there is talk of a fifth year of drought in California. Although water use has dropped to unprecedented levels, Californians are urged to continue their emergency water-saving habits. In this program, analysts focus on congressional […]

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HUNGER STRIKE DAY 1 MARCH 16

(Español) Entra en 8vo día en huelga de hambre en la ONU por los 43 de Ayotzinapa

(Español) La huelga de hambre busca asimismo concientizar al pueblo estadunidense y a sus legisladores para que tomen en cuenta los cientos de millones de dólares que EEUU entrega al presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, a través del “Plan Mérida” para equipo militar usado por el Ejército y la Policía contra civiles mexicanos, en violación absoluta a los derechos humanos.

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(Español) Continúa hostigamiento contra hija de Berta Cáceres, denuncia Laura Zúñiga en Washington

(Español) En las reuniones que ha venido sosteniendo con legisladores de ambos partidos políticos en Washington la joven activista de 23 años de edad, Laura Zúñiga ha insistido en que las autoridades hondureñas compartan con la familia detalles de la investigación.

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