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Tucson City Council Votes to Oppose Trump's Border Wall

 06/07/2017 - 05:21
La ciudad de Tucson, Arizona, con la cordillera de Santa Catalina al fondo. Foto: Wikipedia
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On Tuesday, Tucson City Council voted unanimously to oppose President Trump’s proposed border wall and prevent the city from doing business with companies that agree to work on the wall.

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The city of Tucson, in Arizona, with Santa Catalina mountains on the background. Photo: Wikipedia

UN urges ocean conservation to avoid global catastrophe

 06/06/2017 - 04:03
Erosian at the west end of Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Source: Wikimedia
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The head of the UN called on member countries to begin discussions to define the new model for managing the oceans, whose health has been seriously damaged in recent decades, he said, as a result of "pollution, overfishing and the effects of climate change."

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:00am
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Erosian at the west end of Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Source: Wikimedia

Trump rails against the environment again

 04/26/2017 - 13:10
President Donald J. Trump (c) signs the decree ordering a review of the designation of dozens of protected areas known as "national monuments" over the past 20 years. EFE/Mike Theiler
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The new executive order signed by President Donald Trump could lead to the lifting of protection to federal territories.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
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President Donald J. Trump (c) signs the decree ordering a review of the designation of dozens of protected areas known as "national monuments" over the past 20 years. EFE/Mike Theiler

In the Heart of South America, a Dream Come True

 02/27/2017 - 05:05
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Twenty-five years ago, an American couple purchased thousands of hectares of land in Chile and Argentina and brought in expert help to restore the land to its pristine glory. The land is now being handed back to local governments, as reported in El País.

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:47am
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The Conservation Land Trust, together with American philanthropist Peter Buckley, purchased roughly 208,000 acres (84,200 hectares) along Chile’s coast south of Chaiten in 1994. Now Corcovado National Park, Chile’s sixth largest, covers approximately 726,000 acres and contains some eighty-two lakes, many ringed with ancient forests where pumas haunt the shadows. The bay, once the lair of pirates, is now proposed to become Chile’s first marine sanctuary, assuring a continuity of protection for wildlife from ocean bottom to mountain peaks. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

[OP-ED]: As the circus leaves town for good, may the increased respect for animals endure

 01/19/2017 - 07:29
An elephant from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus eats hay during the Behind-the-Scenes Experience, as part of the introduction of their Circus XTREME show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA, 13 January 2016 (reissued 15 January 2017). According to a statement by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on 15 January 2017, the circus will end what it calls 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years. EFE

I will never get to take my grandchildren to the circus.

For that matter, I’ll never again get to take my parents -- who adore going with their own grandchildren to the circus for the cotton candy, popcorn, acrobats and animals -- now that Feld Entertainment has announced that, after 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will close in May after a few final performances.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:17am
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An elephant from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus eats hay during the Behind-the-Scenes Experience, as part of the introduction of their Circus XTREME show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA, 13 January 2016 (reissued 15 January 2017). According to a statement by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on 15 January 2017, the circus will end what it calls 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years. EFE

The New Heads of the “White” House

 01/17/2017 - 16:08
The New Heads of the “White” House

With wavering positions on a variety of topics, Trump's cabinet nominees may be the clearest picture we get of what a Trump presidency may look like. Largely rich, white, and male with no Latino in sight, the white house will certainly uphold the title.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Trump in the White House.