Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Latin America Green News: March 23rd – 29th, 2014

By Denée Reaves, La Onda Verde/NRDC Switchboard Chile Just before the Metropolitan Region around Santiago enters the time of year that traditionally has the highest levels of air pollution, the Superintendent of Environment rejected the location and data of four of the area’s eleven air quality monitoring stations. These stations measure fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile HidroAysén, the company intending to build a 2,750 megawatt dam project on two rivers in Patagonia, announced that it would not present the environmental impact study for its transmission...

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Anamda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile 4.80 GW of non-conventional renewable energy projects were approved by Chile’s environmental impact system in 2012, more than four times the 943 MW that were approved in 2011....

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The Supreme Court ruled this week that the environmental approval for the Pirquenes coal plant in the Biobío Region was illegal, and that the local authorities would have to conduct...

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Coal Plants Smothering Communities of Color, Report Finds

By Brett Israel, New America Media/Daily Climate Coal plants place a disproportionate burden on poor and largely minority communities, exposing residents to high levels of pollutants that affect public health, according to a new report led by...

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Latinos Shouldn’t Have To Pay For Power With Their Health

By Adrianna Quintero A study released by the coal industry attempts to justify dirty energy and life-threatening pollution by claiming that Hispanics and blacks will be hit hardest by energy price increases. The study by the American Coalition...

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Working Towards Clean Energy Is Important To Me As A Latina

By Sonya Cortez Corpus Christi, Texas — I am the most important person in the United States: a young, unmarried, Hispanic female. So according to the research, I am part of the fastest-growing, most influential demographic group...

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Border Residents Stand Up To Big Coal

The fight is still in people along the border of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila against a huge strip mining proposal that many say would have detrimental effects to the community’s water supplies, among other...