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Biodiversity. Family planning. What’s the link?

More than 26,000 of the world’s species are now threatened, according to the latest...

Ric Oberlink

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words… and Millions of Dollars to Immigration Lawyers

“Follow the money.”                  ...

Ric Oberlink

We Need To Be Having This Sobering Conversation About California's Wildfire Epidemic

Californians have always had to deal with seasonal wildfires, now it seems the "season...

Helping NPR with Basic Journalism on Immigration Issues

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and...

Ric Oberlink

Border security slips as illegal immigration rises significantly over past year

By Stephen Dinan
October 17, 2016
The Washington Times
 
Nearly 409,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed at the border in fiscal year 2016 — up from about 331,000 a year earlier — and Homeland Security officials say the increased arrests also mean an increase in the number that are sneaking by them.
 

'Megadrought' Looms In American Southwest, NASA Warns

Drought status in the U.S. as of 2015. Note the color-coded legend in the lower-right portion of the graphic (source; click to enlarge)

By Tyler Durden
October 15, 2016
ZeroHedge
 

Report: Largest Number Ever of Immigrants Living in U.S. - 42.4 Million Legal and Illegal

By Penny Starr
October 10, 2016
CNSNews.com
 
A new report released earlier this month by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the number of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States in 2014 is the highest number seen in U.S. history, with 42.4 million living in this country.

Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases

Central American immigrants who had been released from United States Border Patrol detention waited at the Greyhound bus station in McAllen, Tex., in July 2014. CreditJohn Moore/Getty Images

By Caitlin Dickerson
October 6, 2016
NewYork Times
 

Looming megadroughts in western US would make current drought look minor

Such a megadrought would bring conditions similar to the 1930s dustbowl to California, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah – but over a lengthier period. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP
 
By: Oliver Milman
October 5, 2016
The Guardian
 

Another dry year on California’s books as ‘drought continues’

In this June 6, 2016 photo, Division Chief Jim McDougald of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection holds a piece of tree bark showing burrowing marks from a bark beetle infestation near Cressman, Calif.

Man pleads guilty to sparking Cedar Fire with off-road driving; 29,000 acres burned

The Cedar Fire burns Aug. 20, 2016. The fire has consumed thousands of acres in Kern and Tulare counties. (Photo from InciWeb)

By Carol Ferguson
September 29, 2016
BAKERSFIELDnow.com
(Home of KBAK & KBFX Eyewitness News)
 

​US drives rainforest destruction by importing Amazon oil, study finds

A woman shows crude oil from a well in Amazonian Peru. Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images


By Oliver Milman
September 28, 2016
The Guardian

Louisiana attorney general: Crime is up in 'sanctuary cities'

By Kelly Cohen
September 27, 2016
The Washington Times
 
Louisiana's chief legal officer said Tuesday that crime has increased in so-called "sanctuary cities" that pledge not to pursue or prosecute illegal immigrants.
 

State admits: Islamic State terrorists trying to pose as refugees

By Pete Kasperowicz
September 21, 2016
The Washington Examiner 
 
State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged Wednesday that Islamic State terrorists are trying to mingle with refugee populations overseas in the hopes of making it to the U.S. posing as a refugee.
 

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