Tag Archives: Environment

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Climate Action.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 PROGRAM # 8421 12:00 PM PT Climate Action. A conversation with the author of a landmark bill that requires all California electricity to be generated from carbon-free energy sources, like solar and wind, by 2045. If signed by Gov. Brown, California would become the second state to end fossil fuels in the […]

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Bans on Toxic Pesticides.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 PROGRAM # 8408 12:00 PM PT Bans on Toxic Pesticides. In a landmark case, Monsanto has been ordered to pay 289 million in damages to a terminally-ill man with cancer. The judge found Roundup weedkiller caused the man’s cancer and Monsanto “acted with malice and oppression.” On other news, a federal court […]

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Rollback of Clean Car Rules. Also, Smoke from Wildfires: Health Alerts.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 PROGRAM # 8399 12:00 PM PT Rollback of Clean Car Rules. The Trump administration is proposing to rollback landmark federal clean car and fuel economy standards. About 20 state Attorney Generals are countering with legal challenges, stating the new plans will cause people to breathe dirtier air and pay higher gas prices. […]

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Mitigating Oil Wells Pollution.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 PROGRAM # 8388 12:00 PM PT Mitigating Oil Wells Pollution. Facing strong opposition from oil industry giants, a small farm working town in the third largest oil-producing county in the country, revamped an ordinance to place new restrictions on where oil wells can be drilled. The new regulations, the first ones since […]

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Of Pesticides and Safe Drinking Water.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28 PROGRAM # 8369 12:00 PM PT Of Pesticides and Safe Drinking Water. Community leaders from California’s Central Valley discuss efforts to limit pesticide spraying around schools, daycare centers, and homes, and comment on recent news on the debate surrounding the widely used and highly toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, including Hawaii’s recent ban, becoming […]

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Trade War. Also, Thirsty Communities. Also, Water: Brewery vs. Farms.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 PROGRAM # 8316 12:00 PM PT Trade War. China retaliated with new tariffs on dozens of US farm products after Trump announced increased tariffs on Chinese imports. Since China is the second largest market for US agricultural exports, fruit, nuts and grain farmers are bracing for the hit. While still early, growers […]

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Earth Day. Also, New Action on Gun Violence.

MONDAY, APRIL 23 PROGRAM # 8313 12:00 PM PT Earth Day. This year, Earth Day celebrations focus on ending plastic pollution, reforestation, and awareness about climate change. This program includes a report on California’s Proposition 68, a water and parks bond on the June 5 ballot to improve state parks, create public spaces in poor […]

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Indigenous Women Leaders. Also, Plans to Gut Pesticide Protections.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 PROGRAM # 8311 12:00 PM PT Indigenous Women Leaders. Indigenous women are breaking new ground after becoming leaders of a bi-national alliance of Oaxacan communities. This is the first time in more its 25-year history that the organization will be led by a woman. Women usually don’t hold positions of leadership in […]

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Monóxido de carbono de los escapes de automóviles que no cumplen con las reglas de eficiencia para el consumo de combustible. Foto: www.dicis.org.

Clean-Car Rules in the Crosshairs.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 PROGRAM # 8306 12:00 PM PT Clean-Car Rules in the Crosshairs. The EPA is rolling back rules on carbon emissions and fuel economy standards for cars. Those Obama-era rules were the most sweeping federal action to put pressure to build cleaner cars and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Analysts comment on the potential […]

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Fixing the Parks. Also, Omnibus Bill Passes Without Dream Act.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 PROGRAM # 8291 12:00 PM PT Fixing the Parks. Green spaces and parks are known to help reduce health costs and combat asthma and diabetes. Still, only one third of people in the US can walk to a park within ten minutes. In Fresno, capital of the worst air pollution in the […]

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