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An erratic and record-breaking monsoon season along the nation’s southern border has given former President Trump’s border “wall” more than it can handle. On Monday, six floodgates along the wall were blown off their hinges after a monsoon delivered 2.15 inches of rain to the Arizona-Sonora border. Experts say that the catastrophic failure of the wall’s floodgates directly results from the administration ignoring bedrock environmental and cultural protection laws. Not only is the wall directly in the path of monsoons, but it’s also disrupting ecosystems and wildlife migrations.
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Hurricane Nicholas hit the Texas coast yesterday as a category 1 storm, bringing heavy rains and 75 mph winds. Rapidly intensifying from a tropical storm to a hurricane before making landfall, Nicholas gained 35 mph in wind speeds in a single day. There have been six Atlantic hurricanes so […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, energy company Entergy can’t say when New Orleans residents will get power back. In addition to the direct health harms that can come from losing AC when the heat index is over 100, the lack of power has also made it harder to […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Tens of thousands have evacuated Lake Tahoe as the Caldor wildfire charges towards the resort town. The raging Caldor Fire has burned 277 square miles since it began in early August and has threatened 20,000 structures, burning 600 to the ground. The fire has stagnated at less than 20% containment. […]
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