CLIMATE CHANGEWhat 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.
CLIMATE CHANGEThese First Climate Scientists Didn't Know About Global Warming
Mary, George IX and William Vaux were out for a fun train ride in the Canadian Rockies. What they saw captivated themmassive glaciers visible from a railway reststop. The took lots of photos and even measurements. Seven years later, when they returned they were shocked at what they found. Learn how a dining stop led to a lifetime of research, and gave rise tounbeknownst to themour first climate scientists.
ENERGYForgotten: 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, noiseand what many locals believecontaminated 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.
May 22, 2016
Last week the water level in Lake Mead sunk to its lowest since the reservoir was built in the 1930s. And if that weren't bad enough, there's another ripple.
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