The National Butterfly Center is threatened by Trump’s border wall

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The National Butterfly Center is a 100-acre wildlife center and botanical garden in South Texas. Not only is it the habitat for more than 100 different species of butterflies, but it is also the home to several endangered plants and threatened animals. However, it also sits directly in the path of the Trump administration’s proposed border wall, and that means its future is in question.

In September, Congress approved a federal spending bill that included $1.6 billion to fund the wall’s construction,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A quick guide to the environmental issues you’ll find on the ballot

The general election for 2018 features many interesting issues related to environmental improvements. But with the environmental proposals competing with other issues on the ballot, it is easy for them to get lost in the shuffle. From funding environmental projects to cleaning up greenhouse gas emissions, here is a quick guide to some of the environmental issues on this year’s ballot.

Alaska Salmon Initiative
The first measure on Alaska’s ballot is an initiative that would force the state’s Department… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building