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These 6 actions could reduce water scarcity by 2050

These 6 actions could reduce water scarcity by 2050

By Chris Chipello Futurity Despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, it may be possible to significantly reduce global water scarcity in 35 years. The dilemma is not just one faced by the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and US federal officials


Report: Hispanics Make Up 21% of New HIV/AIDS Infections

SaludToday Hispanics comprised 21% of new HIV/AIDS infections each year in the United States. About 1 in 36 Hispanic men and 1 in 106 Hispanic women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latin Post reports. That’s why the CDC launched a new Spanish-language campaign,


What salsa dancing has to do with language learning

By Britta Schneider Language Magazine As a linguist focusing on language and globalization, I became interested in the language use and linguistic identity of Spanish speakers abroad. Surprisingly, in countless Google searches on Spanish users in Europe and Australia, the majority of websites I encountered were not by native Spanish speakers but by people engaged


Aid Scarce for Immigrant Children in South Texas

By Jacob Fiscler Juvenile Justice Information Exchange MISSION, Texas — A group of Honduran immigrants who had crossed into the United States illegally frantically waved down a deputy constable’s Chevy Tahoe as it approached them on a dirt road a couple hundred yards from the Rio Grande about 10 p.m. one Wednesday in early August.