How border walls disrupt nature



The environmental impact of Trump’s wall, explained.

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When we talk about the consequences of the proposed wall at the border of the US and Mexico, we usually think in terms of people. But along the political divide are rich pockets of biodiversity, with dwindling populations of species that rely on the ability to move back and forth across the border.

Under the 2005 REAL ID act, the Department of Homeland Security doesn’t have to comply with various environmental laws that might otherwise slow or halt construction in a sensitive area. Laws like the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act or the Migratory Bird Treaty Act — none of those apply to border wall construction.

Several parcels of land, including the National Butterfly Center, a state park, and other areas in the federal wildlife refuge system — are still threatened by wall construction. It could still be years before construction starts in some of these areas — but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the full impact of barriers on biodiversity.

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37 thoughts on “How border walls disrupt nature

  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    Vox's science and health editor, Eliza Barclay has more on this topic from our recent reporting trip to the US-Mexico border. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/2GUHzqN

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    I don’t care if thousands of people come across the border “illegally,” since this wall will only divide us from refugees that we should help. The only people who should be deported are criminals, and they should also be given some service to get them off crime.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    I don't get it. Last I checked, walls were decrepit long before America became a state. And now you Americans want one?!

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    I highly doubt proponents of the border wall care if animals go extinct as a result of its construction. As long as they achieve their goal of a ''secure border'', any number of species could die out. It's a small price to pay for them.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    ok, now you have to make a video on how border walls don't disrupt nature. And don't forget to mention Hillary's emails!

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    Can you do a video about YouTube? Why does it always make such bad decisions? Why are it's update logs so cryptic?

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    The original Illegal immigrants are white people coming from Europe. the only legal ones here are the native Indians.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    Didn't know my little irl game of fruit ninja was going to lead to all these possible weapon bans

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    Yeah. Because The environment is why liberals hate the wall. Another fine video from Vox.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    But if the animals can't get in… The wall worked. And as it's in Mexico, America has no jurisdiction there… So why does it matter?

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    FYI building houses, cities, cutting down trees, ALSO KILLS AND HARMS ANIMALS. The wall is ment to keep the US be full of safe,legal people and keep unsafe, illegal people out… Sooooooooo

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    😂😂LMAO THIS IS THE BEST YOU GUYS COULD COME UP WITH HAHAHAH man those million dollar investments are going straight down a drain

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    unite south and north America USSNA and problem solved you dont need a wall

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    It tickles me that right-wingers think the most important issue of the day is keeping out the brown people out , but they're also massive climate change deniers and have been standing in the way of preventing catastrophe, for the last 40 years,(eg. exxon knew about the dangers from their own researchers since 1977 and still funded phony climate change skeptics. )So what will the effect be of climate change of ocean rise? Massive population displacement on scales not scene in modern human history. Probably before 2100 shanghai will be under water, it has a population of 17.5 million, also Rio de janerio 1.8 million effected , osaka at 5.2 million people, alexandria egypt, 3 million, etc, etc. So the US will lose new york, LA, and other coastal metroplis, but we, at great cost and with massive disruption of our economies will probably be able to relocate populations inland. Most third world countries will not. Many of these cities are also economic and political centers of their already struggling nations. Their destruction will probably completely destabilize these nations, leading to political violence and war as economic collapse usually does.(Great depression –>WW2) Add to that the more frequent drought, crop failures, wider ranges for disease carrying insects, increased desertification, more violent weather patterns in general. The places most effected by global warming will be south America, southeast Asia, the middle east, and Africa, already poor. The places least effected by climate change will be northern Europe the US and Canada, and Siberia. Where the hell do you think these people will go? My guess is these legions of people sitting in uninhabitable deserts plagued by war looking at the temperate, rich north, populated by those whose reckless consumption is most responsible for this calamity arn't going to care much about the lines someone drew on a map hundreds of years ago. So in a way, by voting for right-wing politicians like trump who kick out the foreigners and withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and want to resuscitate a dead coal industry, you're causing the very thing you fear the most. In a way it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    Why don't we stop the tens of millions of acres of forest getting destroyed annually rather than talk about how border walls disrupt a MILLIONTH of those ecosystems. What do you think Vox is prioritizing in this video?

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    I don't see anyone criticizing China. Cognitive dissonance at its finest.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    We care not about how border walls disrupt nature. We care about fighting the problem of illegal immigration. We reject your open borders advocacy. We reject your attempt to use this obscure / side "issue" in your pro-illegal immigration cause.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
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    Thank you for sticking to the video description and not making this overly political. Upvote.

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