Mostly Environmental, Health y Education News (Why?)
Casually Curating News covering Hispanics, the Environment, Health and Education. Curation by Tomás since 2005. Find here and on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Why curate news about the Environment, Health and Education? WHY?
- "About eight-in-ten U.S. Hispanics (81%) say addressing global climate change is either a top concern or one of several important concerns to them personally, with 39% saying it is a top personal concern. " (source)
- "on average, non-Hispanic whites experience a “pollution advantage” of 17% less air pollution exposure than they cause. Black and Hispanic people experience a “pollution burden” of 56% and 63% more exposure than they cause, respectively." (source)
- "For Hispanics, climate change is not just a global, distant concern. About seven-in-ten Hispanic adults (71%) say climate change is affecting their local community at least some" (source)
- "Hispanic Americans cite working in occupations with health risks as the top factor for why Hispanic people generally have worse health outcomes than other U.S. adults. Overall, 53% say that working jobs that put them at risk for health problems is a major reason for health disparities among Hispanic people in the U.S." (source)
- "According to the CDC, approximately 44.8% of Latino adults live with obesity, the second highest when compared to other ethnic or racial minority groups. Among Hispanic American women, 78.8% are overweight or obese" (source)
- "Over their lifetime, US adults overall have a 40% chance of developing type 2 diabetes. But if you’re a Hispanic or Latino adult, your chance is more than 50%, and you’re likely to develop it at a younger age. Diabetes complications also hit harder: Hispanic or Latino people have higher rates of kidney failure caused by diabetes as well as diabetes-related vision loss and blindness." (source)
- "Among Latino registered voters in 2022, 80% say the economy is a very important issue when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming congressional midterm elections, a greater share than any other issue, and unchanged since March. Other top issues include health care (71%), violent crime and education (70% each) and gun policy (66%)." (source)
In October of 2022, I decide to curate news again after a hiatus. casually curate the news around Green issues (like climate change), Health and Education. Prior to that, well read on for some history.
HispanicTips used to be a premier news service launched in 2005 and over years built an archive of over 110,000 news stories. Eventually it had to be shutdown due to the lack of funding for such endeavors the site is gone (as of 2015ish). Back in 2008, I was actually interviewed on national NPR back when blogging was new and cool, lol. The old Hispanictips is now a memory and has morphed into part of my new creative project at DIG the GOOD.
From the old site:
"Since 2005, I have curated news covering the DIVERSE, VIBRANT, VITAL & HUGE Hispanic & Latino World. We are a demographic tsunami that is impacting all facets of our society from culture to business to politics and everything in between! I advocate that knowledge is power and have helped millions of people easily stay informed with my service.
My mission is simply stated: Help Hispanics and the Nation. Basically, I want to empower people by informing and engaging them with relevant and comprehensive Hispanic and Latino news.
I have a strong following including professors, journalists, media personalities, politicians (U.S. Reps, former Ambassadors, etc.), executives, professionals, teachers as well as activists, bloggers, parents, students and regular people. My readers have always said it best: “love it,” “addictive,” “useful,” “great,” and “invaluable.”"