Environment

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Conservation Farming.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19. PROGRAM # 7656 12:00 PM PT Conservation Farming. An interview with a farmer who won national recognition for innovative conservation agriculture practices. He moved from conventional farming, heavy on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, to using cover crops, less water, less diesel and strip-tillage. The results: improved soil health and crops of higher […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment |
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Polluters Money Helps Clean Communities. Also, New National Monument.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12. PROGRAM # 7628 12:00 PM PT Polluters Money Helps Clean Communities. Under the Global Warming Solutions law of 2006, California created a cap-and-trade program to charge major polluters for their carbon emissions and help pay for projects that reduce pollution. A second law mandated that at least 25% of that fund go […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Línea Abierta, Environment |
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Wage Theft, Air Pollution.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. PROGRAM # 7620 12:00 PM PT Wage Theft, Air Pollution. Warning that companies that pollute the air are the same ones that cheat the workers, labor and environmental groups are joining forces to push for laws, currently pending in Sacramento, that help workers recover earnings lost to wage theft and reduce oil […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Environment |
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(Español) El Papa en la ONU, medio ambiente y exclusión III

(Español) “Vencer cuanto antes el fenómeno de la exclusión social y económica, con sus tristes consecuencias de trata de seres humanos, comercio de órganos y tejidos humanos, explotación sexual de niños y niñas, trabajo esclavo, incluyendo la prostitución, el tráfico de drogas y de armas, el terrorismo y el crimen internacional organizado”.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Environment |
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Parks for All.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. PROGRAM # 7611 12:00 PM PT Parks for All. Latino residents in rural areas around the nation live in neighborhoods that are poor in parks and green space, and urban greenery is associated with health benefits. In Fresno, CA, a city among the lowest-ranking in a national study on access to parks, […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Health |
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California Legislative Review.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. PROGRAM # 7606 12:00 PM PT California Legislative Review. A landmark bill to fight climate change by reducing gas consumption was gutted, leaving vulnerable communities and children at greater risk of asthma attacks and other ills from toxic smog. Also, a bill named SB 4 or Health for All Children, which would […]

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Posted in Immigration, Línea Abierta, Environment, Health |
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Soil Not Oil.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27. PROGRAM # 7596 12:00 PM PT Soil Not Oil. Speakers at an international environmental conference titled “Soil Not Oil” join this program to talk about the push for transgenic crops, spearheaded by biotech industry giant Monsanto, the fight for corn in Mexico, and the movement for healthy soils, carbon farming and clean […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment |
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Buffer Zones for Pesticides.

MONDAY, AUGUST 24. PROGRAM # 7593 12:00 PM PT Buffer Zones for Pesticides. Hazardous agricultural pesticides are sprayed near hundreds of public schools in California. Exposure to pesticide vapors and dust can have serious risks of cancer, autism, asthma and learning disorders in kids. Latino schoolchildren are most at risk of exposure to fumigants and […]

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Posted in Youth, Línea Abierta, Environment, Health |
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Climate Change Action.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5. PROGRAM # 7580 12:00 PM PT Climate Change Action. Leading lawmakers and advocates in California are stepping up efforts in support of a package of state bills to reduce greenhouse emissions and tackle air pollution and climate change. The bills seek to reduce fossil fuels use and increase renewable energy to new […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment |
Fuente de Agua4All instalada en un parque de Lamont. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

Drinking Fountains Installed to Fight Obesity

Concerned about the lack of clean drinking water in many rural areas of California, a coalition of organizations is installing drinking fountains of filtered water in certain communities.

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Posted in Homepage Feature, Youth, Environment, Health |

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