Walking Conflict of Interest — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Souce: Center for Western Priorities With oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as second-in-command, the Interior Department has advanced policies supported by his former clients Under the Trump administration, the Interior Department has moved quickly to dramatically expand oil and gas drilling throughout public lands and waters, shrink national monuments, and reduce protections for threatened wildlife. […]

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Federal wildlife refuge areas are cleared for border wall — NBC News Top Stories

The government is clearing strips of land inside wildlife habitats for endangered animals, birds and butterflies as part of Trump’s promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Butterflies Vs. Border Wall: National Butterfly Center Seeks Restraining Order — News : NPR

The center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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“Wildlife and the Wall:” Excellent Short film about the Impacts of Trump’s Wall — The Jaguar

I have watched many wildlife films in my day, especially since deciding to study wildlife TV for my master’s thesis, but one that I just watched stands out from all the rest: Wildlife and the Wall by Ben Masters.

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Classicist Mary Beard on Feminism, Online Trolls and What Ancient Rome Can Tell Us About Trump — TIME

Mary Beard is reclining at such a steep angle that her toes hang several feet above her head. Typing leisurely on her laptop, the Cambridge University historian is polishing off a paragraph of her next book on Ancient Rome. It’ll be one more to add to the hundreds of hefty volumes on classics that jostle…

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