Finds that Trump-era border wall “construction harmed some cultural and natural resources, for example, by blasting at a tribal burial site and altering water flows.” (Link at gao.gov)
“To stave off climate-induced instability in Central America,” the report recommends measures for “both immediate crisis response and long-term instability mitigation.”
Details sites along the U.S.-Mexico border that are in most dire need of environmental restoration following border wall construction.
“In the year since President Biden halted border wall construction,” the Post reports, “his administration has been developing plans to put its own stamp on Trump’s pet project, principally by remediating some of the environmental destruction.”
A presentation mapping out CBP’s post-Trump administration plans to close border wall gaps and perform environmental remediation in Arizona. (Link at storymaps.arcgis.com)
Maps and other information about proposed border wall segments that would be built in south Texas with prior-year Homeland Security appropriations funds, which the Biden administration has asked Congress to rescind. (link at cbp.gov)
A call for greater cooperation to prepare for, and to mitigate, the climate-related causes of migration in the hemisphere.
Recommends that the U.S. Department of Justice issue an “opinion that clarifies that climate change serves as grounds for refugee status under U.S. law.”
The state of wall-building and funding, and options for the Biden administration to cease all construction and repair at least some of the damage.
A look at the harms that border wall construction has inflicted in south Texas.
Using open-source data and imagery tools, this study documents how border wall construction is harming a fragile desert oasis in a southern Arizona protected area.
A look at the laws the Trump administration is waiving or violating in order to build as much border fence as possible before the president’s term ends.
A look at potential environmental harms that wall construction could cause in southern Arizona, and the work of advocates.