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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 the sixth paragraph, you’ll find a National Environmental Scorecard, put together by the League of Conservation Voters. It rates

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...

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Latino Environmentalists, Saving the Ocean, Banning Plastic Bags

By Marce Gutierrez, NewsTaco En el mar, la vida es mas sabrosa… Growing up two blocks from the Pacific Ocean has a way of leaving a life-long impression on you. I can’t be sure if it was...

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Environmental Racism in San Diego

By Sandhya Dirks, Latino USA Barrio Logan’s multicolor murals at Chicano Park tell the story of the Chicano struggle. The residents of this poorer neighborhood in San Diego fought for it back in the seventies, and they...

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....

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Latino Voting and the Environment

By Juan Rodriguez, NewsTaco Since the 1980’s we have been hearing of the growing importance and strength of the “Latino Vote” in the United States.  Now, in 2013 and beyond, that belief has proven true over and...

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

New EPA Standards will Cut Carbon Pollution to Fight Climate Change

By Latinovations Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they would push for regulations outlined by President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to “cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change and improve...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Latinos and the environmental movement: Change is afoot

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Most days the two major state and federal highways dissecting East Los Angeles are packed with big rigs hauling hazardous materials, from poisons and explosives to radioactive agents. They pose a potential for...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Cousteau legacy strives to empower Latino students to create healthy environments

By Latina Lista LatinaLista — For one generation, the surname of Cousteau reignites memories of mini subs,deep sea diving and nature’s wonders that lie beneath the sea. For another generation, the name is just a name —...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Latino Youths Take Colorado River Message to Congress

By Doug Ramsey, Public News Service PHOENIX – Latino students are bringing the plight of the Colorado River to Capitol Hill. Eighteen Latino high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are starting a weeklong rafting...

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