Tag Archives: Environment


Pesticides and Autism. Also, Children Working in Tobacco Fields.

Children of farmworking mothers exposed to pesticides are more likely to have developmental problems or autism. Women who lived near farms were at risk of having children with autism, according to a scientific study. This is a conversation with an expert in regards to the study. Guest: Dr. Virginia Chaidez, Evaluation Analyst, UC Davis, Davis, […]

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Pollution Rules for Power Plants.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever limits on dangerous carbon dioxide emissions spewing from power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S. This action against big carbon polluters is the keystone of President Obama’s plan to fight global warming. Latinos have a special interest on issues related to air quality: […]

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Farm Drought.

California, the leading agricultural producer, is experiencing one of the driest years on record and water shortages are harming farms and small towns. The farm drought has hit the San Joaquin Valley the hardest. Half a million acres are being fallowed, drinking water imperiled, and thousands of jobs are at risk. President Obama and Gov. […]

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Latinos and Climate Change.

An overwhelming majority of Latinos want President Obama to combat global warming and curb climate change, according to a new poll. Only immigration reform scored as a higher priority. Among the actions to discuss are current federal plans to curb carbon emissions of new power plants. Will authorities listen to these concerns? How will these […]

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Agroecology in Mexico.

A growing movement of farmers and consumers in the Mexican state of Jalisco are bucking pesticides, transgenic seeds and the agro-industrial trend in favor of organic ways of growing food. They say that traditional ecological knowledge, the survival of native seeds, and the livelihood of farmers are at stake. Are they succeeding in their quest? […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: The strongest of all.

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever recorded, killed thousands of people. An estimated 11 million Filipinos have been affected, and hundreds of thousands remain homeless and awaiting aid. While Haiyan’s survivors dig through rubble and look for lost relatives, representatives of 190 nations met in Warsaw, Poland for UN Climate talks that have moved at snail-like […]

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A federal judge in California recently ruled that authorities broke the law when they leased 2,700 acres of public land in Monterey and Fresno counties to oil and gas drillers without considering the environmental impact. Fracking uses huge volumes of water, sand and toxic chemicals to blast open rock to extract oil and gas. Some […]

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Three California farm workers died in the last month while working in a stifling heat wave that reached triple digits for several days in a row. Juan Ochoa died while checking irrigation equipment on Etchegaray Farms in the San Joaquin Valley. The farm was briefly shut down when state officials found that the farm was […]

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