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Residents with Bad Water

CLIMATE CHANGE
What Do Latinos Really Care About? Mi Tierra

It’s election season and the news is full of headlines about the issues most on the minds of voters. And for candidates trying to woo Latino voters, there’s nothing more important than immigration, right? Wrong. Poll after poll shows Latinos are more concerned about the effects of climate change than voters overall and that reducing smog and air pollution, conserving water, and protecting waterways and clean drinking water scored higher than immigration reform. Politicians would do well to pay attention—or pay the consequences.
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EMERGING CONTAMINANTS
Known Unknowns: The Toxic Chemicals Swirling Through Your Veins and Why It Didn’t Have to Be That Way

There was a time when the United States was at the cutting edge of protecting human health and the environment. Back in the 1970s we passed something called the "Toxic Substances Control Act," also known as "TSCA," which was intended to regulate chemicals for safety. But TSCA failed to live up to its promise. Of the over 84,000 chemicals in commercial use today, only nine are banned or regulated. The rest? They're in household products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and toys—and they're getting into our air and water.
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ENERGY
Forgotten: Did the State of Colorado Leave Residents with Bad Water?

Gas drilling came to the Raton Basin of southern Colorado in the late 1990s and along with it heavy traffic, noise—and what many locals believe—contaminated water. Numerous residents had discovered they had a chemical in their water, "tert-Butyl alcohol" or "TBA." The COGCC, the state agency that regulates oil and gas activities, investigated and published a report suggesting TBA was naturally occurring, among other explanations. Now the case is closed and the report, not only leaves more questions than it answers—it resigns residents to live with water they feel they dare not drink.
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August 28, 2016

This is YUGE—both figuratively and literally.

Hundreds of people protest this possible threat to drinking water.

A Southwest tribe is struggling with water contamination.

The most aggressive legislation to fight
greenhouse gas emissions
in the country almost
didn't happen.

Scientists might have found
a “Goldilocks” planet. But is
it "just right"?

Those stories and more on H2O Radio's weekly news report about water.

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