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Javier Sierra

Hanging Out: Diversity in the Outdoors

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Stacy Bare

Our natural heritage is just that, our natual heritage, but as a country the outdoors are seen as a typically white and often times male domain.

Time to Clean Up

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Coal has redefined the word "cheap" as keeping the profits and passing your true costs onto society. But those days are numbered.

The Sun Rose from California

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Javier Sierra

A certain Harvard professor years ago predicted that solar energy would be made readily available the day that Exxon owned the sun. In this election ...

An Unacceptable Proposition

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Javier Sierra

Valero and Tesoro are wearing sheep's clothing.

Toxic Ashtrays in Our Communities

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Behind Puerto Rico's beaches, palm trees, white sand and abundant sunlight hours lurks a threat to the health of almost 100,000 residents -- hundreds and thousands of tons of toxic coal ash.

Living the Green Life

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

What we're really trying to do is put the culture back in agriculture to create a healthy fertility. This is what really separates us from industrial agriculture.

A Conversation with Nancy Sutley, Head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Javier Sierra

As a Latina, Sutley is aware of our community's disproportionate suffering from the consequences of environmental degradation.

A Toxic Lesson

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

In more than half of the investigated schools, students were in danger of contracting cancer and respiratory diseases because of the presence of toxic compounds.

Coal is Dirty. Period.

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The coal industry has been behaving irresponsibly for decades. Each year, coal-fired power plants cause 21,000 hospitalizations, 38,000 heart attacks and 24,000 unnecessary deaths.

Fat Cows and Thin Cows

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President-Elect Barack Obama owes his title not only to quite possibly the best presidential campaign in history, but also to the Latino vote. More than two thirds of us voted for him.

Something Is Rotten at the EPA

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The EPA is charged with keeping our communities safe from environmental degradation, something we Latinos know first hand. Sixty-six percent of us live dangerously close to a toxic site.