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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

A New Shade of Green: Arte and Community-Building for Conservation

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco This week will be the second Americas Latino Eco Festival.  In case you missed it, an all-star lineup of artists, film makers, writers, performers, advocates, and community leaders from across the spectrum will be gathering in Boulder, Colorado, to be presente as a New Shade of Green—what Latinos have brought, are

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

My Public Lands: Nuestra Tierra Comunal

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco Recently, the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) coordinated a program to get 100 Latino youth out to Joshua Tree National Park. This was in conjunction with the Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance and with...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Monuments Matter—Connections to and with Latino Communities

*On March 11, 2014 President Obama President Obama established the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of California Coastal National Monument. How does this designation relate to how Latino communities connect to public lands? Upon hearing the news, Richard A....

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

El IPCC Que? Don’t forget the IPCC Report

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco The US government “shut down” brought on a host of problems on the environmental front, from the closing of our National Parks to preventing of the EPA being able to do much of...

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Ranitas Contaminadas—Agricultural Chemicals in Sierra Frogs

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco There is a little rhyme in Spanish that goes: “Sana, sana, colita de rana, si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana” It is a common rhyme to comfort one with a boo-boo, roughly translating...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Get the Lead Out: Ojo Con El Plomo In Your Salsa

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco *This article was been corrected for accuracy and clarification. The statement “Next time you make enchiladas with El Pato, careful you may get a mouthful of lead as well”, which appeared at the beginning...

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Of Human and Wildlife Migration

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco During a conservation conference I was listening to work being done on habitat connectivity, which helps protect wildlife migration corridors. They are essential habitat linkages for species that migrate or simply need large...