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How a few scrappy homeowners may stand between Elon Musk and his dream of a Mars spaceport in South Texas

About a dozen homeowners in South Texas' Boca Chica Village neighborhood have not sold their properties to SpaceX to make way for a planned Starship spaceport. SpaceX and a real-estate firm it hired have told residents they could be removed — and for far less money — through an eminent-domain process started by Cameron County. However, one homeowner told Business Insider that she and her husband would not sell to SpaceX, and they apparently aren't alone. Meanwhile, the Institute for Justice, a...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Atlantic, Washington Dc, Port Of Los Angeles, Social Security, Michigan, Mars, Johnson, Faa, Maria


World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


The Civil War Wasn’t Just About the Union and the Confederacy. Native Americans Played a Role Too

It was the first summer of the Civil War, and everyone thought it would be the last. Hundreds of thousands of Americans converged on train platforms and along country roads, waving handkerchiefs and shouting goodbyes as their men went off to military camps. In those first warm days of June 1861, there had been only a few skirmishes in the steep, stony mountains of western Virginia, but large armies of Union and Confederate soldiers were coalescing along the Potomac River. A major battle was...
Tags: News, Mississippi, California, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, White House, Virginia, Uncategorized, West, Conflict, United States, Davis, Union, New Mexico, Civil War


Migrants raped and trafficked as U.S. and Mexico tighten borders, charity says

Central American migrants are being kidnapped, raped and trafficked in Mexico as they seek to enter the United States amid a migration crackdown, a medical charity said on Tuesday. In Mexico's Nuevo Laredo city - separated from the United States by the Rio Grande - almost 80% of migrants treated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the first nine months of 2019 said they had been victims of violence, including kidnapping. "They're treated as if they aren't really people," Sergio Mart...
Tags: News, Mexico, United States, Msf, Rio Grande, Medecins Sans Frontieres MSF, Nuevo Laredo, Sergio Martin Mexico


John Ford’s RIO GRANDE to Make Its UK Blu-Ray Debut - New Trailer and Artwork

Ford's acclaimed cavalry western is finally coming to UK blu-ray in April. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, Ford, John Ford, Rio Grande, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


US border patrol agents: part bloodhound, part police, part rescuer

It only took a moment for US Border Patrol agents to spot a flash of color in a steep-sided canyon, then to identify a man in a black cap lying on a rock. The man, agents discovered, was from Guatemala and part of a group of undocumented migrants making an illicit crossing of the Rio Grande river which separates Mexico from Texas in the United States. Left behind when he injured his knee after making it across the river, the man was stranded for three days in a desolate ravine in the San Rosen...
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, US, United States, Guatemala, Border Patrol, Rio Grande, US Border Patrol, San Rosendo Canyon of west Texas


Tiny prefab cabins in Brazilian forest assembled in under two days

Brazilian architecture firm Porto Quadrado has revealed a serene refuge composed of three prefab cabins tucked into the wilderness of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul. The Alpes São Chico Housing Complex is comprised of three tiny cabins, all made out of structural insulated panels (SIP), which were assembled on-site in less than two days. The result is a low impact refuge that lets its homeowners reconnect with nature. According to the architects, they were first approached by a family who was looki...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, New Zealand, Brazil, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Minimalist Design, Cabin Design, Prefab Architecture, Rio Grande, Off Grid Cabins, Post-format-gallery, Tiny Cabin Design, Prefab Cabins, Prefab Design


Flooding fears renewed as persistent rainfall targets Paraguay, southern Brazil

Although flooding rain has already hit parts of Brazil so far in 2020, more rain and flooding could strike the southern part of the country in the coming week.In addition to southern Brazil, other parts of South America may also be threatened."A stalling front will lead to daily rounds of showers and drenching thunderstorms into early next week," said Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls.The rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected across southern Brazil and into Paraguay, Bol...
Tags: Science, Paraguay, Brazil, South America, Accuweather, Sao Paulo, Asuncion, Belo Horizonte, ParanA, Rio Grande, Porto Alegre, Mato Grosso, Jason Nicholls, Paraguay Bolivia, Barreiro Minas Gerias, Flavio Tavares Futura Press


Trump removes protections for waterways, aiding developers

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER WASHINGTON — The Trump administration lifted federal protections Thursday for some of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, completing one of its most far-reaching environmental rollbacks. The changes will scale back which waterways qualify for protection against pollution and development under the half-century-old Clean Water Act. President Donald Trump has made a priority of the rollback of clean-water protections from his first weeks in office. T...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Environment, Uncategorized, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Wheeler, Army, Associated Press, Epa, Las Vegas


Toyota Tacoma to Hitch a Ride From the Lone Star State

The perennially popular Toyota Tacoma will move all of its assembly south of the Rio Grande under a recently announced production switch-up. When the ancient Sequoia full-size SUV enters a new generation, and along with it the Tundra pickup, it won’t stay at its present Princeton, Indiana home. Toyota plans to move Sequoia production southward […] The post Toyota Tacoma to Hitch a Ride From the Lone Star State appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Production, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Tacoma, Sequoia, Lone Star State, Toyota Tacoma, Rio Grande, Princeton Indiana, News Blog, Toyota Sequoia


The border wall being built on the Rio Grande

Donald Trump is the name most commonly associated with the border wall. But along this three-mile stretch, Tommy Fisher is the name on everyone's mind.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Rio Grande, Tommy Fisher


The private border wall being built on the Rio Grande

Donald Trump is the name most commonly associated with the border wall. But along this three-mile stretch, Tommy Fisher is the name on everyone's mind.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Rio Grande, Tommy Fisher


Private Border Wall Gets Go-Ahead From Judge—Despite Trump Administration Objection

(WASHINGTON) — Crews could start building a private border wall in South Texas within the coming days following a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that lifted a restraining order against the project. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane’s order was the second federal ruling in two days in favor of border barriers. On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court’s stay that had prevented President Donald Trump’s administration from diverting $3.6 billion from military cons...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Uncategorized, United States, North Dakota, Courts, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Fisher, Crane


Mexican asylum seeker kills himself after being refused entry to US

Man who has not been identified had attempted to cross from Reynosa into Pharr, Texas, on WednesdayA Mexican asylum seeker has taken his own life on a bridge across the Rio Grande after being refused entry to the US, in an incident highlighting the often desperate plights of those being turned away by Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration.The man, who was reportedly in his 30s and has not been identified, had attempted to cross from the Mexican city of Reynosa into Pharr, Texas, on Wednesday a...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, US news, US immigration, Donald Trump, Rio Grande, Pharr Texas, Reynosa, Us-mexico Border


Mexican man kills himself on bridge after being refused entry to US

Man who has not been identified had attempted to cross from Reynosa into Pharr, Texas, on WednesdayA Mexican asylum seeker has taken his own life on a bridge across the Rio Grande after being refused entry to the US, in an incident highlighting the often desperate plights of those being turned away by Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration.The man, who was reportedly in his 30s and has not been identified, had attempted to cross from the Mexican city of Reynosa into Pharr, Texas, on Wednesday a...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, US news, US immigration, Donald Trump, Rio Grande, Pharr Texas, Reynosa, Us-mexico Border


Mexican man slits own throat at US border after being denied entry

A Mexican man has died after slitting his own throat when he was denied entry to the US, according to Mexican officials.The incident occurred on the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge across the Rio Grande on Wednesday, as the unidentified man in his 30s attempted to enter the US from the Mexican border city of Reynosa.
Tags: News, US, Rio Grande, Pharr Reynosa International Bridge


Denied U.S. entry, Mexican cuts own throat on bridge over Rio Grande

A Mexican asylum-seeker slit his own throat on a bridge across the Rio Grande after being denied entry into the United States, two Mexican security officials said on Wednesday. The man, who has not been identified, tried to enter the United States at the Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge between the Mexican border city of Reynosa and Pharr, Texas. The officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said around 5 p.m. local time, the man drew a knife and cut his throat when denied access...
Tags: News, United States, Rio Grande, Pharr Texas, Reynosa, Pharr, Reynosa International Bridge


Possible UNESCO World Heritage sites

It’s rarely surprising to learn that a major landmark has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pick a major city in any of the 167 state parties with listed landmarks, and you’ll almost certainly recognize at least one. After all, more than 1,000 sites of natural and cultural importance have already earned protected status across the globe. It’s a big world out there, however, with no shortage of UNESCO-worthy attractions, and it can be surprising to learn what hasn’t made the list. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Texas, London, Yosemite, Australia, California, Germany, Virginia, New York City, US, Alabama, City, Georgia, Chicago


Texas landowners say Trump's border wall will be built miles inland, leaving much of their property blocked behind barriers

One Texas resident said roughly 350 acres of his property will be trapped between the wall and the Rio Grande, and he'll have to use gates for access.
Tags: Texas, News, Trump, Rio Grande


Trump's 'shameful' migrant stance condemns thousands to violent limbo in Mexico

More than 57,000 asylum seekers have been forced to wait for their court hearings in Mexican border towns – some of the most violent places on EarthAlex Guevara weeps as he describes the five-month odyssey that brought his family from Venezuela to a diner just metres from the United States border – and the uncertainty and danger that lie ahead.It was June when Guevara and his family fled on foot into Colombia, carrying nothing but a Bible and a worthless Venezuelan coin to remind them of their h...
Tags: News, Mexico, Iraq, US, Syria, Colombia, United States, San Diego, Venezuela, Honduras, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Tijuana, Guevara, Trump, Cancun


Border Wall GoFundMe Declares War on Butterfly ‘Freaks’ and Local Priest

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThe trash-talking Air Force veteran who shot to fame on the right last year after raising more than $20 million on GoFundMe for a privately funded border wall says he is on a mission to “save” Texas from “illegals”—but some nefarious butterfly aficionados keep getting in his way. Triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage, whose group We Build the Wall got a shiny endorsement from the Department of Homeland Security this week, built a po...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, News, Nbc, Mexico, Kansas, New Mexico, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Wall, Trump, State, Crane, Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande


Border wall fundraiser to seek US approval on Texas project

HOUSTON (AP) — The private group that wants to build its own southern border wall next to the Rio Grande in Texas won’t begin construction until the U.S. government certifies the project won’t worsen flooding. The agency that oversees the river under treaties signed with Mexico has asked the group We Build the Wall to […]
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, US, Ap, Nation, Houston, Rio Grande


Brazil: Law From The State Of Rio Grande do Sul Prohibits The Marketing And Advertising Of Ultra-Processed Food In Public And Private Schools - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

On June 24, 2019, a Working Group was organized to regulate the provisions of State Law No. 15.126/18, which prohibits the marketing and advertising of ultra-processed food in public and private schools in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Tags: News, Brazil, Rio Grande, Working Group


When we ignore a child’s preventable suffering, we lose a piece of our humanity

Sometimes an image captures the heart of a nation by putting a face on a human crisis.  The one of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 2-year-old daughter Valeria lying face down in the Rio Grande after drowning was powerful.  Their family had been turned away from crossing the border and decided to take their chances and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Rio Grande, Valeria, Pediatrics, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez


Drownings tripled in one part of the border

Newly released data reveals a dramatic shift in the region along the Rio Grande over the past year -- and offers a window into the human toll of turmoil at the border.
Tags: News, Stories, Rio Grande


Why one area along the US-Mexico border saw drownings triple and water rescues skyrocket more than 1000%

Newly released data reveals a dramatic shift in a section of the Rio Grande over the past year -- and offers a window into the human toll of turmoil at the border.
Tags: US, Cnn, Rio Grande


The Great Wall of Trump will not work

Our government has awarded contracts worth more than $812.6 million to construct 65 miles of new wall along the Rio Grande. We’ve had the Great Wall of China to stop hordes of nomads from invading. Also Hadrian’s Wall to stop hordes of barbarians from invading. More recently, the Berlin Wall to stop hordes of East […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Berlin Wall, Great Wall Of China, Trump, Rio Grande, Hadrian, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Equinix Makes a Move South of the Border

Equinix has found a Latin American new market to get into, making an inorganic move across the Rio Grande into Mexico. At the end of last week the data center giant fulfilled rumors that had been circulating and announced plans to several data centers from the Mexican service provider Axtel. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Mexico, Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rio Grande, Equinix, Datacenter, Axtel


How to Renew Your Compassion in the Face of Suffering

If you’re concerned about the humane treatment of migrants arriving at our borders, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Children separated from their families. Disease spreading rampant through detention facilities. People unable to shower for more than a month. A Border Patrol chief joining a racist Facebook group. And we are now also being confronted with anti-immigrant terrorism. No wonder so many of us feel we can’t process all that’s happening. 
Emotionally checking out from human rights abuse...
Tags: Facebook, Parenting, Border Patrol, Stanford University, Lim, Zaki, University of Wisconsin Madison, Daniel Lim, David DeSteno, Northeastern University, State University of New York, Rio Grande, Linkoping University, Staub, Ervin Staub, DeSteno


Geena Davis’ This Changes Everything & Five More Titles Acquired by Starz

Geena Davis’ This Changes Everything & five more titles acquired by Starz Starz has acquired six titles including the documentary This Changes Everything from executive producer, Academy Award-winning actor and gender equality advocate Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, Glow), slated to air on Starz and available for download or streaming via the Starz app in December. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
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