MONDAY, AUGUST 8 PROGRAM # 7852 12:00 PM PST. Delaying Fight Against Zika. The first cases of mosquito-transmitted Zika infection were reported in South Florida, ground zero of the Zika outbreak. Health experts warn there might be many cases of locally acquired infection in many states, especially around the Gulf. Still, the US Congress went […]
The traditional authorities of the Yaqui indigenous tribe, in the north of Mexico, say the construction of a mega-aqueduct will leave the Yaqui River dry and their people without their ancestral sustenance. In retaliation for defending his people’s water rights, one prominent Yaqui leader spent a year in prison
(Español) Se espera que este desvío masivo de aguas terminará por secar el ya de por sí casi seco río que ha sido sustento de la nación Yaqui a lo largo de su historia, advierten las autoridades tradicionales del referido pueblo indígena.
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.
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, […]
(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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]