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El incendio Bolk Creek Fire, en el Centro de Washington. Foto: WA DNR.

(Español) Piden hacer valer protecciones contra el humo de incendios en el estado de WA

Recent wildfires in central and western Washington state have exposed thousands of farm workers to dangerous toxic fumes. Despite the fact that the labor authorities have just put advanced protective measures into effect, there are workers who assure that some employers are not complying with them.

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Helping Students to Pay for College Costs. Also, Children Trauma in Uvalde.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 PROGRAM # 9754 12:00 PM PT Helping Students to Pay for College Costs. Latino students attending community colleges face a number of pressures, including the soaring costs of living. As they struggle, community college leaders reach out to inform on recent changes to financial aid programs, including changes to Cal Grant and […]

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Extra Edition: Kidney Disease. Also, California’s Climate Package.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 PROGRAM # 9750 11:00 AM PT Extra Edition: Kidney Disease. On the national month of awareness of Polycystic Kidney Disease, a distinguished expert talks about the symptoms of this rare kidney disease. In the most common type, the kidney function worsens, eventually leading to kidney failure and possible dialysis or kidney transplant. […]

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New Heat Wave Ranking Law. Oregon on High Alert for Wildfires. From Burning Hills to Polluted Water Supply.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 PROGRAM # 9749 12:00 PM PT New Heat Wave Ranking Law. As record-breaking heat waves exploded in California, Gov. Newsom signed a law to establish a first-in-the-nation heatwave ranking and warning system to protect communities that are most at risk to these deadly climate threats. The law would also improve access to […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Politics, Health |
Casi la mitad de todos los estadunidenses, aproximadamente 150 millones viven en áreas que no cumplen con los estándares federales de calidad del aire. Los vehículos de pasajeros y los camiones pesados son una fuente importante de esta contaminación, que incluye ozono, partículas y otras emisiones formadoras de smog. Foto: www.ucsusa.org.

(Español) California aprueba avanzado paquete de ley para combatir el cambio climático

(Español) También firmó la AB 2632, sobre restricción al confinamiento solitario, que es “parte de un impulso nacional para frenar el uso generalizado del confinamiento solitario”, en medio de preocupaciones sobre las ramificaciones de salud mental.

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Morera Blanca. Foto: wikipedia.

Experts Question the Role of White Mulberry in the Death of Congressman’s Wife

The American Herbal Products Association, which represents herbal growers and manufacturers, commissioned Kingston to review McClintock’s case. “I see a lot of autopsy reports,” Kingston said. “I have to admit this was pretty sparse in terms of supporting data.”

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Emergency Response to Heat Wave. Also, Urban Heat Watch.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 PROGRAM # 9745 12:00 PM PT Emergency Response to Heat Wave. California is being hit by a record-breaking heat wave and dangerous wildfires. Los Angeles, a city with too much asphalt and too few trees, is the most vulnerable to extreme heat. What is Los Angeles’ recently appointed heat officer doing to […]

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Mujeres se manifiestan contra legislación que prohíbe el aborto . Foto: www.aclu.org.

(Español) Republicanos sin una estrategia nacional unificada en torno al aborto

(Español) Además, en los primeros cuatro meses de 2022 se presentaron al menos 156 proyectos de ley que limitarían los derechos de las personas transgénero y no binaria , que se trasladaron desde 2021 a 36 legislaturas estatales frepublicanas edn 2022.

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Immigration Edition.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 PROGRAM # 9744 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The Biden administration announced a new “public charge” regulation that includes critical protections to secure immigrant families’ access to health care and social services. What are those protections? An immigrant advocate  from Denver explains the new federal rule and dispels the fears. She also […]

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Kevin Kwong fue diagnosticado varias veces porque le picaban tanto las manos que se despertaba del dolor. Pensó que era eczema. Foto: https://www.dropbox.com.

(Español) No todo está perdido con la viruela del simio, dice la ciencia. Hay buenas noticias

(Español) Y si el recuento de casos sigue cayendo y la viruela del simio deja de circular ampliamente, existe la esperanza de que no se necesiten dosis de refuerzo. “La inmunidad de la vacunación primaria o de una infección seguirá protegiendo a las personas durante mucho tiempo”.

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