Xavier Becerra

Latino Congressman: Hispanic Heritage Month a Perfect Backdrop For GOP Debate

For one Latino congressman, Hispanic Heritage Month provides a perfect backdrop for the second Republican presidential debate.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Republicans Criticize Democratic Presidential Candidates on Climate Change's Link to Middle East Violence

The Republican National Committee (RNC) criticized Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley over his comments linking the Islamic State militant group and climate change, but his campaign was quick to fire back.
World Environment Day

Identity, More Than Political Affiliation, Factors in Views on Important Science Policies: Latinos Tend to Be Pro-Science - Pew

While it's presumed that politics steer opinions on science-related policies, gender, age, race, religion and education tend to move opinions on climate change, biochemical research and other science-related subjects.

TURNOUT: Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta: Latinos Will Be The 'Deciders' in 2016 Election, Analyzes GOP Candidates

Regarded as "one of America's great labor and civil rights icons," Dolores Huerta has dedicated her life to advocating labor and civil rights, and her work continues as the Latino electorate brave the 2016 presidential election season.
California Water Crisis, Drought, 2015, Latinos, Immigrants

Are Immigrants to Blame for California's Water Crisis? The Facts Say Otherwise

Senior editor at The Atlantic and conservative pundit David Frum caused a mini-tweet storm late last week when he suggested that California's immigration population is at least partly to blame for California's epic drought and subsequent ongoing water crisis.
Jeb bush

Jeb Bush on Climate Change: Not 'Highest Priority,' Some Scientists 'Arrogant' on Debate

Based on Latino Decisions' polling data, Latinos have labeled climate change as a threat, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential Republican Party presidential nominee, the topic should not be the highest priority for the U.S.
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Millennials and Money: Difficulties in Job Searching But Personal Finances 'Fairly Good': Poll

From the Islamic State militant group, climate change and finances millennials have a varied view on the issues based on polling data from Harvard University Institute of Politics (IOP).
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GOP Prez Candidate Marco Rubio: 'DACA Is Important' But Wants Deferred Action to End

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the second Cuban-American Republican presidential candidate, said President Barack Obama's 2012 deferred action program "is important," but he wants to see the end of the deferred action program.
Sen. Marco Rubio Approaches Gay Republicans

Marco Rubio, Latino Voters Have Different Views on Climate Change As Threat

U.S. Latinos have categorized climate change as a threat, but the issue could hurt Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Fla., presidential bid and hopes to attract the Latino electorate.

Barack Obama Job Approval Rating: Disapproval Rate Slips, Improves on Terrorism and Health Care Policy

President Barack Obama’s approval rating and his handling of health care policies and terrorism improved in recent weeks, but the disapproval rating outweighed the positive gains.
Obama

What To Expect at 69th UN Session on Immigration, Climate Change, and Islamic State

The 69th General Debate at the General Assembly will include discussion of immigration, climate change and the potential threat of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
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Environmental Issues and Climate Change Important to Minority Voters

A new report published by Green For All showed that a majority of minority voters (70 percent) stated that they were more likely to support candidates willing to increase resources to challenge environmental issues over candidates who reject such efforts.
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Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, California Governor Jerry Brown Discuss Immigration Crisis, Climate Change

California Gov. Edmund “Jerry” Brown and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke climate change and the immigration crisis on Monday as part of the governor's three-day trip.
Economy

The Largest Latino-Themed Environmental Festival to be Held in Colorado this Fall

The largest Latino-themed environmental festival, "A New Shade of Green," will be held in Colorado this fall to address those concerns; attendees will discuss counter measures and environmental protection, an important issue that's important to the U.S. Hispanic community.
Gina McCarthy

EPA Announces Sweeping Initiative to Cut Carbon Pollution by 30 Percent, Close Hundreds of Coal Power Plants

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan that seeks to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by almost 30 percent by 2030.
Biofuels

Corn Residue Based Biofuels More Harmful To Environment Study Says

A new study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday found that biofuels made from the residue of harvested corn plants release more greenhouse gases than conventional gasoline does.
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