Posts Tagged as "Environment"

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Jun. 7, 2012 / By
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East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice is a community-based organization that works to facilitate self-advocates in Southeast Los Angeles, by providing FREE workshops and trainings and hosting community meetings, to prepare our communities to engage in the decision-making processes that directly impact the health and quality of life in the local area...

The Wide Open Spaces of the West Side

Apr. 29, 2012 / By
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The West side of Long Beach is already isolated from the rest of the city. It is surrounded by freeways, an expanding rail yard and the Port of Long Beach...

BHC Youth Group is Making Changes in South Kern

Apr. 22, 2012 / By
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By FABIAN GONZALEZ and ANDRES GARCIA/South Kern Sol

SOUTH KERN–The Building Healthy Communities Youth Group of South Kern is taking the initiative to improving their communities during Spring Break...

Eastern Coachella Valley Fights Pollution: 3 Profiles in Environmental Activism

Apr. 3, 2012 / By
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New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated, News Feature, Ivan Delgado, Rogelio Montaño and Aurora Saldivar, Posted: Apr 02, 2012

The following articles are part of a special investigative reporting package looking at environmental health conditions in Mecca, Calif., one of several small, unincorporated communities in Riverside County’s eastern Coachella Valley...

Dirty Crude Spells Dirty Air in California

Mar. 27, 2012 / By
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New America Media/InsideClimate News, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 27, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s long-running campaign to reduce air pollution has indirectly helped create a new problem: its oil refineries now produce more greenhouse gas emissions than refineries anywhere else in the country...

Environmental Justice: Why It’s a Black Thing

Mar. 3, 2012 / By
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The Root, Question & Answer, Jenée Desmond-Harris , Posted: Mar 02, 2012

On Sunday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P...

Vast Majority of Latino Voters are Pro-Conservationist, Poll Finds

Feb. 2, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Jan 30, 2012

A new poll shows that Latino voters in six inland western states have strong pro-conservationist views, in some cases stronger than their white counterparts...

Students, Teachers Push to Halt Methyl Iodide Use in California Farms

Oct. 22, 2011 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Li Miao Lovett, Posted: Sep 28, 2011

Sal Lua remembers the reactions he and his fellow Brown Berets encountered when they first spoke out against methyl iodide at the Watsonville City Council meeting last December...