Environment articles

The other big issue Latinos are waiting to hear in Obama’s State of the Union

LatinaLista — The recent public declarations of support for the DREAM Act and increased talk about immigration reform among Republican politicians has solidified Obama’s promise that he and Congress will address the issue sooner than later. While there are still aspects of immigration reform that activists and community leaders want to see addressed immediately, such

Cities in Latin America doing more to prepare for climate change than the United States

LatinaLista — There’s a growing list of areas where the United States can no longer claim to lead the world — life expectancy, media education, student performance in reading, math and science, traffic safety, quality of healthcare, female corporate board members, women in politics, youth investments and now a new area that if further ignored will

House committee OKs bill to waive environmental rules for Border Patrol

By Joshua Armstrong Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would waive environmental regulations for Border Patrol activities within 100 miles of any U.S. border. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has said his National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act clears up the Border Patrol’s “checkerboard access,” but environmental groups

New study shows youth gun violence among at-risk Latinos and blacks is all too common and “easy”

LatinaLista — According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, California ranks as the top state in the nation with the “strongest gun laws that help combat the illegal gun market, prevent the sale of guns without background checks and reduce risks to children.” Yet, a new report on youth gun violence released this