Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Latino Leaders Stand Up for Clean Air

*According to the National Hispanic Medical Association “As of 2008, 4.7 million Hispanics had been diagnosed with asthma. In their lifetime, Latinos are three times more likely to die from asthma than other racial or ethnic groups.” This is because Latinos disproportionately live in areas with high pollutants in the air. The thing is, we’re

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Latino Concern Should Expand to Include Climate Change

*Immigration, jobs and education are are top concerns for Latinos, and for good reasons. And climate change should be as well. It’s a top concern at NewsTaco. Congress’ slow action is frustrating, but changes at the local...

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...

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Fifty half-dressed activists covered in blue paint greeted Senators on their way into the congressional building on Wednesday, advocating for the politicians not to pass a controversial fishing law. The...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Chile’s Energy Undersecretary, Sergio del Campo, announced that the government will begin studying the potential for building nuclear power plants again. The government had been analyzing this option but stopped after...

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The Supreme Court made a landmark decision rejecting the controversial 2100 MW Castilla coal-fired power plant, proposed by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista and the German company E.ON. The...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile With 70 votes in favor, Chile’s Chamber of Deputies approved the creation a Commission for Hydro Resources, Desertification and Drought this week to oversee legislative proposals related to water scarcity,...

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy And Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde Chile While the two companies who own the proposed Hidroaysén dam project in Patagonia, Endesa and Colbún, hope to resume the project before the end of the year, there remains significant...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde Chile While non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) currently accounts for 3 percent of Chile’s electricity, there is a portfolio of new NCRE initiatives that would generate 8,749 megawatts of energy, three times the...

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Cuban Oil Drilling Won’t Prop Up Communism

Cuba has been in a state of nearly perpetual poverty since 1992. It’s greatest ally — the Soviet Union — dissolved over the Christmas season of 1991, leaving the island state without it’s largest trading partner. Twenty...

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...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Energy Efficiency Now Core Of Americans’ Housing Dreams

By Philip Henderson A recent Yahoo survey about the American consumer’s evolving view of housing provides interesting and strong evidence of a definite market trend.  According to the Yahoo survey, energy efficiency is a top hallmark of the “dream...

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Energy Efficiency Can Help Us Turn The Economy Around

By David Golstein Recent economic news is not encouraging. The New York Times reports that when it comes to recovery, “experts see a false dawn.” One particularly troubling area is housing, where a new report shows home sales were 4...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

South TX Oil Fields: Short-Term Benefits, Long-Term Probs

By Roberto R. Calderón So here we are again visiting the subject of the developing oil and gas field by intensive fracking technologies in a wide swath of South Texas counties. The Eagle Ford Shale is an oil and gas field...

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