Friday, October 14th, 2016

North Carolina Latinos left homeless by Matthew await help

*The good news is that a group of Latino residents of nearby Raleigh arrived in Newton Grove this week with emergency supplies. VL By EFE/Fox News Latino (2 minute read)  Around a hundred Hispanics have been sleeping in their cars or on the streets since flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew swept away a trailer park

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Latinos Are Especially Hard-hit by Climate Change

*A majority of Latinos live in California, Texas, Florida and New York, which are the most affected by extreme heat, air pollution, and flooding. And 9 in 10 Latinos want climate action like carbon pollution limits. VL   By Natural...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Latinos in America Are Far More Likely Than the Average Citizen to Breathe Polluted Air

*This is a top issue for U.S. Latinos – 1.8 million Latinos live within a half-mile of oil and gas facilities. But there’s been no mention of it from the presidential candidate’s stumps. VL By Jennifer Velez,...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The impact of climate change on Latino communities

*The environment consistently rate among the highest concerns of Latino voters. VL By Angela Goldman, Bloomberg Government (2 minute read) During an election season in which terrorism, immigration and the economy have been at the forefront, another issue...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

REPORT: EPA is Failing to Protect Low-Income Communities of Color

*This is distressing. In 2008 4.7 million Latinos were diagnosed with asthma, most because of environmental causes. VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report Friday (September 24) on the...

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Want to build the second century of American conservation? Look to César Chávez.

*César Chavez’s son writes about his father as a guide for Latinos as the future of American conservation.  It makes good sense for Latinos to take the lead of the environmental cause. VL By Paul F. Chavez,...

Friday, October 30th, 2015

There’s a Little “Wild” Out There For All of Us

*What is a Chicano environmentalist? It’s not that far-fetched an idea. VL By Jose G. Gonzalez, Medium Growing up, my memories of the outdoors are a combination, a blend, amestizaje of a childhood in Mexico and California....

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Tierra Y Agua: The Land & Water Conservation Fund

*We don’t talk too much about environmental issues in the Latino community, so we have to fight the perception that we’re a one-issue community. Latinos have a history of heritage and involvement in the environmental and conservation...

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

From the Fields to Congress: Latinos Are Environmental Champions

*There’s a lot of praise for Cesar Chavez and his legacy in this piece, it’s well-intentioned and well received. It proves that concern for the environment is not new to the Latino community. But read down to...

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

*Good piece, as always, from Latino Decisions. It’s a good read if you’re into political minutiae – x’s and o’s. Cutting to the chase, Damore says Latinos didn’t have a significant impact on the 2014 midterm election...

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Why Are Latinos Way Ahead of the Climate Change Curve?

*Because of the importance Latinos place on family, we have a vested interest in the future. Add that to the fact that a majority of Latinos live in urban areas with specific pollution and environmental problems. It’s...

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...

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Report: Latinos want environment-friendly candidates

*Pollution, climate change; Latino support of environmental causes crosses political parties, gender and age. VL By Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill Hispanics are increasingly more likely to vote for candidates who support climate change action and cleaner energy, according...

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...

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