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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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CLIMATE CHANGE
These 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 them—massive 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 to—unbeknownst to them—our first climate scientists.
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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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June 12, 2016

Antibiotic-resistant super bugs have been found at some of the most popular beaches in Rio just months before the Olympics.

They're sticking a fork in it—and calling it done.

Last week it was hotter
in this Arctic capital than
in New York City.

It's happened before
and it's happening again.
The first time it was by
the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese.

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

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