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Extra Edition: Planada, One Year After the Floods

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 PROGRAM # 10293 11:00 AM PT Extra Edition: Planada, One Year After the Floods. One year after the flooding in Planada, Merced County approved a $20 million fund in state aid. What is the plan to distribute the money among the victims? Also, as new storms hit the area, what’s being done […]

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El río Colorado, con niveles históricamente bajos de agua. Foto: HECHO.

(Español) Estados del río Colorado propondrán nuevas directrices para gestión de agua en la sequía

(Español) Las reglas posteriores a 2026 reducirán para esos siete estados el uso de 1.5 millones de acres-pie al año, en tanto que los estados de la Cuenca Inferior todavía están negociando cómo reducir exactamente esa pérdida.

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Recorrido del río Colorado a lo largo de varios territorios indígenas. Foto, de la página web del Departamento del Interior.

(Español) Electores latinos muestran sumo interés en decisiones sobre el río Colorado

(Español) Además de dar esperanza, dichos resultados “son una llamada de atención para seguir luchando por el bienestar de nuestras comunidades…”.

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Extra Edition: Debunking Myths. (Program Repeat). Also, Toxic Oil Pollution Ravaging Communities.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 PROGRAM # 10279 11:00 AM PT Extra Edition: Debunking Myths. (Program Repeat). Most Latino children in California live in the most contaminated areas and suffer from asthma and diabetes at higher rates than white children. In response, community advocates are launching a campaign to debunk lies and draw the links between these […]

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Spectacular sight of the Colorado river from Glenn Canyon dam with river marinas at a distance, Page, AZ

Megadrought, Water Boards and Elections.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 PROGRAM # 10278 12:00 PM PT Megadrought, Water Boards and Elections. Latino voters show a growing interest over water issues, such as drought, inadequate water supplies and the Colorado River crisis, surveys say. Still, Latino elected officials are often absent in water policy forums and very few are represented in water agency […]

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La icónica actriz, Jane Fonda, en tour para conocer el barrio contaminado donde vive Lucy Molina, que toma el selfie,  y donde el 75% de sus residentes son latinos  de bajos recursos. Foto: Cortesía Lucy Molina.

In Colorado, Residents Question a Praised Environmental Technology

In a heavily polluted Latino neighborhood in Colorado, a pioneering system was installed last year to remove carbon dioxide, a gas linked to global warming, from the air. Recently, supporters of the federally funded project celebrated its achievements and proposed expanding its operations.

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Los carteles de advertencia en un campo petrolero en una zona densamente poblada del condado de Los Angeles muestra los peligros de contaminación a los que está expuesta la población. Foto: Alejandro Maciel.

Information Campaign Defends Law to Protect Public Health

In September 2022, California passed a law that prohibits new oil and gas drilling near homes and agricultural fields to protect public health. The law was to go into effect in January but was frozen due to a ballot proposition promoted by the embattled industry to be included in the November elections.

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Río Colorado. Foto: De la página web de HECHO.

(Español) Políticas públicas oficiales e iniciativas ciudadanas para salvar al Colorado

(Español) “… lo que preocupa es la devastación que la sequía va a traer al río Colorado con el cambio climático en la agricultura…”.

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El río Colorado, con niveles históricamente bajos de agua. Foto: HECHO.

(Español) El río Colorado tiene sed y se agudiza la sequía

(Español) “Cuando se creó el pacto se hicieron algunas suposiciones que han desatado estos grandes desafíos que estamos viendo actualmente y que se han visto en los últimos 100 años”.

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La administración Biden-Harris asignaron una partida presupuestaria para mantenr, ríos, presas y repertorios de agua del río Colorado, con niveles de agua históricamente bajos por la sequía a consecuencia vencía del cambio climático. Foto: de la página web del Departamento del Interior.

Can We Help Keep the Colorado River from Drying Up?

The Colorado River is drying up, threatening the water supply of the 40 million people who live in its basin. The federal government recently negotiated a contingency plan with affected states and is also paying farmers and ranchers to save water.

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