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Let’s seize lithium opportunities and bring jobs and economic benefits to Imperial Valley

California has an opportunity to turn an environmental disaster into a catalyst for environmental justice, green jobs and economic development. Imperial Valley has one of the world’s largest deposit...

California’s energy future hinges on lithium, from solar panels to batteries. Here’s what we know.

In the form of a lithium-ion battery, this mineral powers everything from solar panels to electric cars. So far, lithium used in the United States is imported from other countries that commercially ex...

Governor Newsom Joins President Biden to Uplift California’s Vision for an Inclusive, Sustainable, Clean Energy Economy in Lithium Valley

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom joined President Biden and community, labor, and industry leaders to discuss new investments and actions to support California’s clean energy sector – o...

Special Report: U.S. air monitors routinely miss pollution - even refinery explosions

When explosions ripped through a Philadelphia oil refinery last year, the shock waves knocked Felicia Menna’s front door frame out of place. Then came the black smoke.

“My throat was closin...

Calexico celebrates $28M in New River funding

CALEXICO — After a decade of immense effort, the New River Project received $28 million in funding to begin the first phase of restoration said to bring public health safety and environmental justi...

As Covid-19 Surges, California Farmworkers Are Paying a High Price

Every day, California farmworkers worry that the pandemic plowing through agricultural hubs will catch them and kill them. They also worry that not working will kill them.

The collapse of food ...

Tight-Knit Communities Help Combat Covid – Whether It’s Imperial County (CA), Or India

Throughout the pandemic, Imperial County has led California in COVID vaccination rates – 91.7% of its residents have had two doses of the vaccine, giving Imperial the highest vaccination rate among...

Increased Risks and Fewer Jobs: Evidence of California Farmworker Vulnerability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Santa Cruz — Today, the COVID-19 Farmworker Study Team announces the completion of statewide survey of more than 900 farmworkers in California, which provides unique insights int...

WORK MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AT SALTON SEA

SALTON SEA (OCT 21, 2019) – State officials met recently at North Shores to give the community a report on the Salton Sea management plan. Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia called it a comprehensive up...

About $300 million earmarked so far for Salton Sea work

SALTON SEA — As a followup to a June 26 meeting in Sacramento, Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella; Rep. Paul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, and California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot...

Asthma medication law benefits local students

CALEXICO – The recent passage of a state law allowing asthma medication, such as inhalers, obtained in Mexico to be used by students attending local schools was hailed Thursday by officials....

An Agent of Positive Change

Many people see Comite Civico del Valle as an agent of positive change, impacting not just locally but nationwide. And their annual environmental summits are excellent opportunities for the community ...

A Summit of Engagement

Knowledge and passion combined are key elements in dealing effectively and decisively with issues that affect a community in order to bring about real change, according to San Diego State University -...