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Climate change is making outdoor allergies go haywire

Climate change is making outdoor allergies go haywire

By Diane Maceachern Moms Clean Air Force If you or your kids already suffer from hay fever, be prepared: the more the climate changes, the worse those runny noses and itchy eyes are going to get. Why? Ragweed pollen is one of the primary causes of hay fever. Research shows that as the planet heats


Will Nicaragua’s canal be an eco disaster?

By Mike Williams Futurity A controversial canal that would connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans across Nicaragua has environmental scientists concerned about the impact the project will have on the region’s fragile ecosystem. The Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal will cut through Lake Cocibolca (aka Lake Nicaragua), Central America’s main freshwater reservoir and the largest tropical


Recognizing Women Leaders at Community Radio Stations in Guatemala

Cultural Survival The legalization of community radio stations has been an on-going struggle for Indigenous communities in Guatemala for almost 20 years. Community radio stations operate in the fear of being raided by the Guatemalan Public Ministry because the current telecommunications law does not allow for non-profit community radio—despite its guarantee in the 1996 Peace


EveryoneOn brings Internet to diverse communities

By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired EveryoneOn is a non-profit organization that works to provide “high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans.” We had the opportunity to chat with Regional Manager Norma Fernandez about EveryoneOn and their work. “The U.S. Census reports that 26.6% of households