Environment

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Protecting Field Workers Against Toxic Smoke. Also, Rural, Young Adults Hit Hard by Covid.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 PROGRAM # 9388 12:00 PM PDT Protecting Field Workers Against Toxic Smoke. A bill sitting in California Gov. Newsom’s desk would designate farm laborers as “essential workers” and would give them access to N-95 masks, the kind of masks healthcare workers wear, to protect against wildfire smoke particles during the harvest season. […]

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Trabajadores de bajos ingresos en el sur de E.U. que junto con otros se han sumado a las filas de la pobreza. Foto: Southern Poverty Law Center.

(Español) Gobierno establecerá nuevos estándares contra el calor en el sitio de trabajo

(Español) Entre los requisitos contemplados se ordena a los empleadores a proporcionar sombra, agua y aire acondicionado cuando sea posible, “y que brinden acceso a atención médica a los trabajadores que están expuestos regularmente al calor”.

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(Español) Arranca mañana Asamblea General de la ONU sobre cambio climático y pandemia de Covid

(Español) “La construcción de plantas de fabricación de vacunas adicionales puede ser un paso razonable para prepararse para la próxima pandemia –dijo Fauci-, pero eso no puede suceder lo suficientemente rápido como para poner fin a ésta”.

Posted in Coronavirus/COVID-19, Homepage Feature, Environment, Health |
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(Español) La amenaza del Cambio Climático empuja al planeta hacia un punto de no retorno: ONU

(Español) El comité de la cámara baja captó a un cabildero de alto rango de Exxon en una grabación de video secreta, denunciando al gigante petrolero de que había luchado contra la ciencia climática a través de “grupos en la sombra”, apuntado a “influyentes senadores”.

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Extra Edition: Update on Wildfires.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 PROGRAM # 9371 11:00 AM PDT Extra Edition: Update on Wildfires. California is bracing for an extended wildfire season. This fire season has been more destructive than last year’s and more fires are forecast for the next few weeks, fueled by a combination of heat, wind and drought. The White House approved […]

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Jaime Isidoro plants fruit trees in his backyard during his time off and says he has noticed the summers getting hotter every year. “This is the first time this guava tree bore fruit,” he says. “I was expecting a good crop, but the heat is too high and it’s burning the fruit.” . (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Extreme Heat Wave Threatens Farm Workers’ Health

Increasing numbers of patients are going to emergency rooms in rural towns due to the heat wave in the Western United States. The unusually extreme temperatures this season have been putting farmworkers in grave danger.

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Extra Edition: Latinos in Community Colleges. Además, Banning Chlorpyrifos.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 PROGRAM # 9360 11:00 AM PDT Extra Edition: Latinos in Community Colleges. As a record number of Latino students are headed to college in the fall enrollment season, many are looking into community colleges as a viable option to continue higher education. College leaders are reaching out to Latino students highlighting the […]

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Communities Responding to Emergencies.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 PROGRAM # 9361 12:00 PM PDT Communities Responding to Emergencies. Raging wildfires in California are engulfing mountain towns in flames, covering skies with huge clouds of smoke, and forcing first responders to operate in crisis mode. How can families and communities prepare for emergencies? How can vulnerable communities build collective resiliency? How […]

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Climate Crisis is a Test of Political Will, Says Environmental Leader –

The devastation caused by global warming is moving so fast and on such a large scale that the United Nations has issued a code red to humanity. Most of the changes are irreversible, but the worst can still be avoided if greenhouse gases are drastically reduced, UN scientists warn.

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Jaime Isidoro plants fruit trees in his backyard during his time off and says he has noticed the summers getting hotter every year. “This is the first time this guava tree bore fruit,” he says. “I was expecting a good crop, but the heat is too high and it’s burning the fruit.” . (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

As Temperatures Rise, So Do the Health Risks for California’s Farmworkers

El calor es la principal causa de muerte relacionada con el clima en Estados Unidos. Entre 1992 y 2017, el estrés por calor mató a 815 trabajadores estadunidenses y lesionó gravemente a más de 70,000, según la Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales.

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