As Temperatures Rise, So Do the Health Risks for California’s Farmworkers

COACHELLA, Calif. — Leoncio Antonio Trejo Galdamez, 58, died in his son’s arms on June 29 after spending the day laying irrigation pipes in California’s Coachella Valley. News of his death reverberated through the largely Latino community near the Mexican and Arizona borders — another casualty in a dangerous business. “Farmworkers are at the front […]

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They fought for clean air. They didn’t know they were part of a gas industry campaign

Diesel truck pollution from the busiest port complex in the United States has fouled the air in nearby neighborhoods in Southern California for decades. So when port officials asked for feedback on cleaning up that pollution, hundreds of people weighed in. Los Angeles and Long Beach officials hoped residents would help them decide whether to […]

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Miracle in the desert

The hunt for lithium and environmental justice on the shores of a dying lake tanding on the banks of the lakeshore, Darlene Berber’s view of her former neighbourhood was both familiar and strangely altered.  “That’s where the marina used to be,” she said, as she guided us round what remains of Vista Del Mar. “There […]

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