How the Trump border wall sapped a desert oasis dry

A newly built section of the US-Mexico border wall lines the entire southern edge of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, where a crucial spring system was drawn up for construction. (Jerry Glaser/U.S. Customs and Border Patrol/) Amidst the towering saguaro and pronged organ pipe cacti of southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, a 30-foot-tall fence […]

Tighter border policies leave migrants vulnerable to effects of climate change

New Princeton University research suggests that restrictive border policies could increase many people’s vulnerability to extreme climate conditions and weaken economic prosperity by limiting their ability to emigrate from countries that are facing worsening conditions due to climate change, such as drought, heat waves, and rising seas. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University As the planet […]