Mexican Protests Over Water Treaty With U.S. Turn Violent

Mexican Protests Over Water Treaty With U.S. Turn Violent

The Guardian reports that farmers in the Chihuahua region of Mexico are violently protesting their government’s exports of water to the U.S. in the midst of a major drought there.  The protests have been going on for months — they even took over the La Boquilla dam — and the government responded by calling in their national guard to quell them.

Why this Matters: The climate crisis has been worsening droughts in both Mexico and the US, causing water to become an increasingly contested resource.

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Border Wall Continues To Rack Up Environmental Damages, And Now Maybe Nets Too?

Border Wall Continues To Rack Up Environmental Damages, And Now Maybe Nets Too?

Several ponds at the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge went dry or had an extremely low supply, according to documents obtained by two environmental non-profits, and the reason was the agency building President Trump’s border wall there ignored repeated warnings that using the groundwater there to make cement for the wall would cause irreparable harm to the Refuge and to local water supplies, The Washington Post reported. 

Why This Matters:  It seems the Trump administration believes it can do anything to build its wall — regardless of how extreme and what laws it might violate.

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One Wild Thing:  The Rio Grande River

One Wild Thing: The Rio Grande River

A new documentary that premiered last week doubles as both a gorgeous nature film giving the public a rare, up-close view of the rugged landscape along the 1200-mile US-Mexico border spanning the state of Texas, as well as a political film about the tragic harms to humans and wildlife caused by building “that wall.”   The […]

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