Lawmakers move closer to funding Trump’s border wall, worrying biologists trying to save endangered species
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The House of Representatives yesterday approved a spending bill that includes $1.6 billion to start building the “contiguous and impassable wall” along the U.S. border with Mexico that President Donald Trump made a centerpiece promise of his campaign for the White House. The wall funding is expected to encounter stiff resistance from Democrats in the Senate, who have vowed to block the project. But the House’s move is worrying some researchers who are closely following the funding battle: conservation biologists who are concerned a wall could further complicate efforts to save species that routinely move between the two nations. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack