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 Resources Defense Council (5 Minute read) The nation’s 56 million Latinos are especially vulnerable to the health threats posed

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,...

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...

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.”...

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...

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Latinos Understand the Threat of Climate Change

*The closer you are to the direct effects of climate change, the more concerned you’ll be. Studies show that Latinos, and African-Americans, are on the front lines of pollution and heat islands. Latinos have “taken the lead...

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, February 13th, 2013

Young Latino Environment Goals for Obama’s (2nd) First 100 Days

By Latinovations While watching President Obama’s inauguration speech, Andrea Delgado felt a surge of optimism. Paradoxically, it was one of Obama’s more somber statements that gave her hope: his acknowledgement that a failure to address climate change...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Latinos Care About Clean Air

By Adrianna Quintero The Obama Administration and EPA announcement that it will establish the first national limits on carbon pollution from new power plants is great news for anyone that cares about clean air. No longer will new power...

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, December 27th, 2011

Clean Air Laws Don’t Kill Jobs; Pollution, Climate Change Do

By Peter Lehner Ron Craft is a fourth-generation cotton ginner in Plains, Texas struggling through a tough year.Earlier in the fall, he predicted business would drop by 75 percent, and he knew he wouldn’t be able to...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

New Study Links Climate Change to Higher Medical Costs

By Frances Beinecke  When I speak to lawmakers and business leaders about the costs of climate change, they tend to think in terms of damaged property and lost agricultural revenue. Certainly the fires in Texas and the...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

2.7 Million Transit Riders May Lose Tax Parity With Drivers

By Justin Horner As you may know, Federal tax law allows many Americans to set-aside up to $230 a month pre-tax to pay for transit.  This is a great benefit that rewards and encourages transit use.  And...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Health Needs To Be A Part Of Environmentalism, Too

By Amy Mall The National Research Council just released the pre-publication version of a new report entitled: “Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment.” NRDC and others have been advocating for years that a Health...

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