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Environment/Energy

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on the environment.

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SoCal Edison Bails Out of Coal Plant

New America Media, News Report , Ngoc Nguyen, Apr 07, 2010

Even as Pres. Obama touts coal as part of a clean energy future, one of the largest utilities in California is trying to distance itself from the fossil fuel. Southern California Edison is divesting its share of the Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo land in New Mexico, a concession to state limits on polluting power sources and a sign that coal may be losing its profitability.

Ewaste

India Attempts to Curb Deluge of E-Waste

India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Apr 05, 2010

India might approve unprecedented regulations placing responsibility on manufacturers in India to properly dispose of their used electronic products. The U.S. is also considering legislation to ban the export of electronic waste to the developing world.

Navajo Activists Win Victory, Open Coal Talks to Public

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Mar 23, 2010

For the first time, the Navajo tribal government is opening to the public its negotiations with the largest coal mining company in the world. The move is a response to growing environmental activism among tribal members, who are asking more questions about their nations reliance on coal.

Electronic waste

Indias Poor Recycle Worlds E-Waste into Wealth

India West/ New America Media, News Feature , Sunita Sohrabji, Mar 20, 2010

Dharavi, the slum immortalized in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, is home to one of the largest electronic waste recycling hubs in India, where women and children mine old U.S. electronics for precious metals, and are exposed to lead and other toxins in the process.

Jeff Biggers: Clean-Coal Myth Buster

New America Media, Interview, Ngoc Nguyen, Mar 13, 2010

The Obama administration has embraced the concept of clean coal as one prong of a U.S. energy policy. But environmental activists like Jeff Biggers say coal and the process for mining it can never be clean because of the toll they take on our forests and mining communities.

Climate change

Natural Disasters Hit Women Harder Than Men

Inter Press Service, Thalif Deen, Mar 08, 2010

Climate change is exacerbating existing gender inequalities with a devastating effect on the quality of life of poor women and girls.

China Manufactures Rain to Ease Drought

China Daily, News Report, Wang Qian, Mar 04, 2010

In an effort to create rain, the Chinese government said that it is ready to bomb clouds with silver iodide.

Chile Needs Help Too

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Mar 02, 2010

Chile may have survived its earthquake better than Haiti, but there is no question that the South American nation needs help, write editors of El Diario/La Prensa.

Climate Migration in Latin America: A Future Flood of Refugees to the North?

Council on Hemispheric Affairs, News Analysis, Alexandra Deprez, Feb 23, 2010

The effects of climate change, from drought and sea level rise to more frequent natural disasters, could force future waves of Latin Americans to migrate North.

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