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Campesinos migrantes en California. Foto: Foto: www.slate.com.

As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe

But the biggest changes came from working with managers to provide more breaks and ensure adequate water supplies, and to start the riskiest jobs earlier in the day when it was cooler, or swap out the hardest tasks more frequently.

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La administración de Trump revierte el curso sobre pesticida de agente nervioso. Foto: Chicago Tribune.

(Español) La E.P.A. sigue desmantelando reglas de protección al ambiente y la salud pública

(Español) La prohibición del clorpirifos fue aplaudida por el grupo de expertos que rechaza la ciencia establecida sobre el cambio climático. Angela Logomasini llamó incluso a los estudios que sustentaron las regulaciones del gobierno de Obama como “ciencia basura”.

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Auto emissions, clean water and more. Also, Unrest in Puerto Rico.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 PROGRAM # 8653 12:00 PM PT Auto emissions, clean water and more. In a major victory for grassroots organizers, the California legislature passed a bill for clean drinking water to address the contaminated water crisis in rural communities. On other news, a bipartisan coalition of governors is calling for strong, national clean […]

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Flavio o y su esposa Ninfa Cásares, junto a parte de su familia. Al fondo, las tiendas de campaña donde están durmiendo.

After Twin Earthquakes in California, Victims Remain Nervous

A pair of earthquakes shook the Mojave Desert region north of Los Angeles last week, causing serious damage to the town of Ridgecrest.

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In California, there was the second powerful earthquake in a week

(Español) Terremoto de 7.1 sacude a California, y expertos dicen que vendrá pronto uno mayor

(Español) “El estado de California se está involucrando con socios en las comunidades privadas, religiosas y filantrópicas para organizar ayuda económica a aquellos que no tienen seguro contra terremotos. Pronto se establecerán centros de asistencia en Ridgecrest para ayudar a los locales”.

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Seven more dairy workers employed at Darigold member dairies file complaints regarding sexual harassment and assault ...

(Español) NY al frente de los derechos de los trabajadores del campo

(Español) Tras tomar el control del gobierno de Nueva York el año pasado, por medio de una oleada de fervor progresista, demócratas transforman la economía para los trabajadores agrícolas.

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Groundbreaking Protections for Farmworkers. Also, Coal Plants to Make a Comeback.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 PROGRAM # 8635 12:00 PM PT Groundbreaking Protections for Farmworkers. The New York Assembly and Senate passed farm labor bills that for the first time give farmworkers the right to unionize, collect overtime pay and unemployment benefits, and take at least one day off per week. Despite the opposition of the agricultural […]

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(Español) Un posible colapso de la civilización asoma en el horizonte de la aldea global, y en México

(Español) “En todo el mundo, en México va a haber más esos fuegos, lo que requiere tener una política de adaptación y preparación, no estar esperando a que lleguen los incendios para prevenir el impacto”.

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Climate Change Threatens Public Health. Also, Cities Want Their Own Public Banks.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 PROGRAM # 8617 12:00 PM PT Climate Change Threatens Public Health. For years, California has been hit by devastating wildfires, floods, droughts, and dangerous heat waves, which are expected to continue and multiply. Activists warn that if no urgent policy action is taken, the human-caused global warming will soon become a public […]

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Bolsonaro, Trump and the Amazon Rainforest. Also, California Bans Controversial Farm Pesticide.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 PROGRAM # 8607 12:00 PM PT Bolsonaro, Trump and the Amazon Rainforest. This is a conversation with a recently recognized activist who for decades has been in the forefront advocating for the world’s rainforests and human rights. She comments on the challenges faced by the Amazon basin, the world’s largest tropical rain […]

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