Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Resurrecting the Legacy of Selena

*If Selena were alive. I know how it sounds, but it a good read. VL By Michelle Garcia, Texas Observer If only Selena were here. I keep wondering what the world would look like, what Texas might feel like, if the superstar singer had lived beyond her 23 years. Who might she have grown up to

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

By  Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco The horrible earthquakes that have recently ravaged Nepal have left me thinking about the strange situation of Texas.  What, you say do these two countries have in common.  Yes, Texas is a...

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Mexico’s drug cartels are standing in the way of a fracking bonanza

By Steve LeVine, Reuters/Quartz MEXICO CITY—If all goes well, drillers responsible for a shale-oil bonanza in Texas will soon cross the southern US border and extend the hydraulic fracturing boom to Mexico. But first the Mexican government, foreign oil companies...

Monday, February 17th, 2014

American Media Misses the Story on Mexican Oil Reform

By Shannon Young , Texas Observer On Dec. 12, 2013, Mexican legislators approved controversial, far-reaching reforms to the country’s energy sector. Outside the federal legislative chambers in Mexico City, protesters pounded on metal barriers with rocks and spoons, while...

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Chile’s Minister of Energy, Jorge Bunster, proposed a new tender system for renewable energy, which would competitively bid out renewable energy contracts to independent generators. This proposal would...

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Latinos Getting Fracked?

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco 2012 closed with an interesting note: As reported in this article from Reuters, the term “fracking” was more popular than “climate change” in US online searches. Fracking, the common term for hydraulic fracturing,...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

These Earthquakes are Fracking Scary

By Adam Schwitters, Burnt Orange Report  According to seismologist Bill Ellsworth, lead author of a recent USGS study, there has been a “remarkable increase” in earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater in the midwest and southern plains in the...