The “world’s most costly” border wall has a projected budget that extends beyond its dollar amount: the environmental and ecological costs.
If the Trump administration pursues a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, “there are species that will be completely extirpated from the United States,” said Sky Island Alliance program director Emily Burns during our recent interview.
Not to mention, the cement needed to create the border wall will require draining “hundreds of thousands of gallons of water that’s very precious down here in the southwest” from sensitive, local sources, she added.
Defined by cultural shifts, technological advancements, the climate crisis, the expansion of e-commerce, the rise of social media, and the continuation of memes, the 2010s brought major sociological changes that will continue to shape 2020.
On Tuesday, new court documents from the investigation of Michael Cohen were released. He was found guilty of falsifying bank statements and accepted money from an investment firm linked to a Russian national.
Meanwhile, Trump’s attitude towards McCain may have sparked a hate-charged message towards McCain’s wife, Warren wants to do away with the electoral college, Pixar released a new trailer for Toy Story 4, and a woman was punched in the face by a police officer on Saint Patrick’s day.
As this article is being published, President Donald Trump is having dinner with the Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Meanwhile, the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is hours away from testifying against Trump in court, Green Book scored a controversial win at the Oscar Awards’ on Sunday, and a study found traces of weed killer in 19 out of 20 beers and wines they sampled.
It’s official. President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running in the 2020 United States Presidential Election, the Australian government has been facing cyber attacks throughout the month, and the hostless 91st annual Oscars will air this Sunday.
Congress appears to have reached an agreement on funding for President Donald Trump’s wall along the southern border of the United States. Although the President doesn’t appear too gung-ho about the terms of the agreement, it may be enough to thwart another partial shutdown of our government.
Meanwhile, Childish Gambino made history on Sunday, winning multiple awards for his single This is America. Cardi B deactivated her Instagram in the face of drama and controversy following her win for Best Rap Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison, and 500,000 cattle have died in Queensland amidst hazardous flooding.
President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Hawaii may raise the minimum smoking age to 100 years old by 2024, 21 Savage was taken into custody by ICE, Demi Lovato deactivated her Twitter, and a student in North Carolina found a man in her closet.
After 35 days, the partial shutdown of the U.S. government draws to a temporary close. Meanwhile, a 14 year old in Arizona exposes a major security threat through a FaceTime glitch, SweetHearts will have to settle for a substitute, and both sides of the globe are facing extreme weather conditions.
Democrats continue to come forward in announcing their candidacy for the 2020 United States presidential election while President Donald Trump remains the only official Republican candidate in the running. Meanwhile, The Academy announced the nominations for the 91st Oscar Awards, Sunday marked the last lunar eclipse of this decade, and the first foldable phone is making headlines.