Environment

Candlelight vigil at Diversity Plaza. (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Remembering Nepal’s Earthquake

Environment, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian April 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

People gathered in Queens to remember the victims of the earthquake which devastated Nepal two years ago.

Park ranger Ernie Hernandez at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Great Falls Become Symbol of Paterson’s Diversity

Environment, Latino April 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

The waterfalls in Paterson, New Jersey, which have experienced a boom in visitors since President Obama declared them a national historical park, has become a source of pride for the town’s growing Hispanic community, Reporte Hispano reports.

Letitia James (Photo by Matthew Cohen via V Novom Svete)

The Public Advocate Meets with the Russian Community

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.

Ecuadoreans demonstrated at 26 Federal Plaza to request TPS. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Ecuadoreans in New York March to Request TPS

Environment, Government, New York, South American June 2, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Hundreds of Ecuadoreans demonstrated in front of the Lower Manhattan immigration offices to request Temporary Protected Status for their compatriots, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ecuadorian activists went to City Hall to advocate for the approval of TPS for their compatriots. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

NY Ecuadoreans Say Pressure Led to TPS Request

Environment, Latino May 19, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Ecuadorian activists in NYC claimed credit for having convinced the Correa government to ask for TPS for 200,000 undocumented residents in the U.S., El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dozens of Ecuadoreans in Flushing signed a petition to ask their country’s government to apply for TPS. (Photo via El Diario)

Ecuadoreans Want Their Government to Apply for TPS

Environment, Immigration, South American May 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Ecuadorean immigrants still working to help their loved ones affected by the quake say that TPS would help the country overcome the present emergency, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Poblano Pride behind Sustainable Farming Program

Poblano Pride behind Sustainable Farming Program

Bronx, Business, Environment, Food, Metro Area, Mexican, New York May 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm

A family of Mexican immigrant farmers is part of an innovative business initiative in The Bronx, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrant workers commemorate International Workers’ Day in Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Workers Remember Ecuador and Puerto Rico on May 1

Environment, Immigration, Labor, Latino, Manhattan May 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Immigrant groups joined the International Workers’ Day demonstration in Manhattan with demands ranging from the $15 minimum wage to assistance for Puerto Rico and TPS for Ecuadoreans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Linda Machuca (middle), consul general of Ecuador in New York, receives goods donated by her compatriots. (Photo by David Ramírez via El Diario)

Supporting Victims of Ecuador Earthquake

Environment, Metro Area, South American April 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Groups have formed spontaneously in many parts of the tri-state area to support the Ecuadorean quake victims, El Diario/La Prensa and Reporte Hispano report.

A Walk on the Anniversary of the Nepali Earthquake

A Walk on the Anniversary of the Nepali Earthquake

Environment, Manhattan, South Asian April 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Nepalis in the New York area walked on a sunny day in downtown Manhattan to mark the one-year anniversary of the Nepal earthquake.

Devastation in Sindhupalchowk, the region of Nepal most heavily damaged by the earthquake (Photo courtesy of Anuz Thapa)

Reflections on the Anniversary of Nepal’s Earthquake

A Nepalese journalist now living in the U.S. reflects on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

(Photo via World Journal)

China’s Air Pollution Spurs Immigration Applications

East Asian, Environment, Immigration February 1, 2017 at 11:43 am

Some Chinese families are emigrating to the U.S. to spare their children having to live with poor air quality in China, World Journal reports.

Maria Luisa Jácome speaks at the Ecuador Consulate in New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Solidarity and Chaos As Ecuadoreans Support Earthquake Victims

Environment, New York, South American April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ecuadoreans living in the New York area offered an outpouring of support to the victims of the earthquake back home, to the point of overwhelming the consulate, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Members of Local 78 and volunteers, helping build the house owned by Gabriela Paola Cruz-Jare, one of the victims of Ecuador’s coastal earthquake. (Photo via Impacto New York)

Union Leads Local Efforts to Help Ecuador Earthquake Victims

Environment, Labor, New York, South American January 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Local 78, a Queens-based union with 1,700 Ecuadorean members, is leading the New York efforts to help victims of the earthquake in Ecuador, Impacto New York reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Group Offers Assistance for Dominican Flood Victims

Environment, Metro Area December 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm

The Dominican community in New Jersey turned out to help the victims of severe flooding back home, Reporte Hispano reports.

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