Friday, May 24, 2024

Indigenous Woman from the Amazon Wins the Goldman Environment Prize

Alessandra Korap was recognized with Goldman Environmental Prize, an award that honors grassroots activists worldwide dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. Korap was born in the mid-1980s in her Indigenous village in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. As she grew up, the bustling streets and commercial activity of nearby cities crept closer and […]

Latino Communities Affected by Soot Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal on January 6 to strengthen annual standards for delicate particulate matter, commonly known as soot. Despite overwhelming evidence that more substantial limits are necessary to mitigate soot pollution, the EPA has changed standards from 12 ug/m3 to 9 and 10 ug/m3. Decades of soot pollution have been […]

Environment a Major Issue For Latinos

Environmental issues are a major concern of Latino voters, more so than immigration. That’s according to new research by the Hispanic-Focused polling firm, Latino Decisions, which worked on the polling data on behalf of GreenLatinos and Earthjustice, two nonprofits in the environmental sector. The new poll found that 85% of Latino respondents view reducing smog, […]

Pope Francis Champions New Climate Measures, Angers American Conservatives

Pope Francis is set to make the environment and global climate policy the centerpiece of his upcoming encyclical this summer, alarming American conservatives, as he seeks to highlight how global climate change affects the world’s poor. Central to Francis’ climate change push will be a summit on Tuesday at the Vatican were church officials will […]

Latino Decisions Research Brief: Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Support Environmental Conservation

Latino Decisions, a prominent Latino public-opinion research firm, released a new research brief which concluded that Latinos are not only concerned about climate change and conservation but overwhelmingly in favor of public policy that will ensure sustainable environmental protections. Latino voters are particularly invested in supporting policy that will improve water quality and curb air […]

Latino Organizations Express Fervent Support for EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule

Prominent Latino organizations and advocacy groups including the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Hispanic Federation and National Hispanic Environmental Council are among dozens of Hispanic organizations that have been at forefront of efforts to bolster support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the United States rule. The proposed rule would assert the […]

Today: Google + Hangout“ Climate Change’s Impact on the Latino Community”

Voces Verdes and the Environmental Protection Agency will be hosting a Google +  Hangout titled “Climate Change’s Impact on the Latino Community” today at 3:30 PM EST. The live discussion will feature EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who will be joined by our own Maria Cardona, Dr. Tomas Morales from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and […]

Join The Conversation: Climate Change and the Latino Community

                      As stakeholders and concerned citizens, Latinos in the United States are among the strongest proponents and supporters of enduring government action to effectively address the widespread consequences of climate change and air pollution. “Action on climate change is a very high priority for Latinos—regardless […]

Latino Children Suffer Higher Rates of Asthma-Related Hospitalizations Triggered by Pollution

          According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, carbon pollution and other toxic chemicals have contributed to the growing asthma crisis in the country that now affects 1 in 10 Latino children and 3.6 million Latinos. The chemicals from carbon pollution continue to disproportionately affect Latino children who […]

Guest Blogger: Javier Palomarez “Usar Energía Verde es una Victoria para Empresas Latinas”

Un estudio de 2011 titulado Informe de Negocios Hispanos, proyectó que las empresas de propiedad latina experimentarían un crecimiento del 28 % en California y un crecimiento del 17 % en el condado de Los Ángeles entre 2007 y 2012 Mucho se ha especulado sobre el impacto del crecimiento del 43% de la población hispana […]