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Toxic sewage from Tijuana is causing a “public health crisis” on the border: report

A recent report by San Diego State University (SDSU) details a growing issue at the US-Mexico border: Untreated sewage and other unhygienic pollution is flowing from Mexico into the United States.

Describing this development as a “public health crisis,” SDSU’s School of Public Health describes how “untreated sewage, industrial waste and urban run-off” have severely contaminated the Tijuana River and Estuary (TJRE)....

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California’s extreme wildfires are triggering “fire whirls”

Thousands of acres are burning as of Wednesday from California and Oregon to Washington and the US-Canada border, all due to wildfires being exacerbated by climate change. Because humans are emitting greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels, we are exacerbating unprecedented extreme weather events like extreme wildfires.

As of Wednesday, California’s York fire has torched more than 82,000 acres of Mojave desert, including thousands of iconic Joshua trees....

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