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Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso] said. "Something's It is amazing that they don't quit more often: During a panel discussion at the American Council on Education's 94th annual meeting, four college presidents described with some exhaustion the perils of a position that invites a constant spotlight.

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The Little Big Year-Week 44: Off to the islands ‘Mon

10,000 Birds

A 14 hour driving day got us to El Paso, and then a short drive the next day got us back in the Tucson area with a half day to wrap up some business, get packed and get to the airport by 4:30 Saturday morning. The crunch is on, and with less than two weeks left in the year, we are trying to squeeze out as many more species as possible. Last week, we quite impulsively jumped in a rental car and drove 2600 miles round trip to south Texas to pick up 34 new species.

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New Natural Gas Pipeline Proposals For U.S. West Cause Controversy

Eco Friendly Daily

The Ruby pipeline, proposed by the El Paso Corp., An additional concern for the El Paso proposal is the amount of water required for the project. Recent details of the proposal by El Paso Corp. There are currently dozens of proposed plans for infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and natural gas that are concerning environmentalists in the United States. Another concern for the environment is increased natural gas pipelines in the United States’ west.

Wall Street Worries About Kinder Morgan’s Safety Record

Sightline Daily

In 2012, Kinder Morgan acquired El Paso, then the largest natural gas pipeline company in the US, in a +$30B deal; Kinder Morgan has already cut maintenance expenses by 70-99% and maintenance [capital expenditures] by ~60% on most of those assets. Photo credit Jesse Varner Kinder Morgan is a titan in the North American energy sector and a major player in Northwest fossil fuel shipments.

The 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order

Sierra Club Compass

EJCP has worked closely with communities in: Appalachia, Detroit, El Paso, Flagstaff, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. On a very snowy winter's day February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed a historic executive order: EO 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations."

Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.

Nature Conservancy - Science

To put that number into perspective, it’s the equivalent of the entire state of Texas – from Amarillo to Brownsville, El Paso to Houston with a little bit left over. Research Update from the NatureNet Science Fellows. According to a new paper out today in PLOS ONE , energy sprawl – the development of new land area required for energy production – is, and will likely continue to be, the largest driver of land use change in the United States for the foreseeable future.

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Refineries Across U.S. Closing Due to Weak Fuel Demand

Green (Living) Review

El Paso, Texas-based, Western Refining Inc. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WILMINGTON, Delaware – Refineries from New Mexico to New Jersey are under severe economic pressure due to falling demand for fuel, with a number of facilities having shut down in recent months. Valero Energy Corp., which temporarily shuttered a major refinery over the summer, said that it would permanently close its Delaware City oil refinery and lay off 550 workers.

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Bring It On

Sightline Daily

Researchers in El Paso, Texas, studied 500 women who got pills by prescription in the United States and 500 who got pills over the counter across the border. OTC Plan B by Cory Doctorow used under CC BY-SA 2.0 When Plan B emergency contraceptives became available without a prescription, I sent my teenage daughter, Marley, and her friend Amanda out to do a little research. Was the medication available in our local pharmacies? What would happen if they asked for help?

Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

County of El Paso v. Birders have been apprehensively watching developments regarding the construction of a border wall through the renowned birding location of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Santa Ana NWR, which consists of approximately 2,100 acres along the Rio Grande, is considered one of the crown jewels of the refuge system.

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Design Cities for Happiness

The Green Changemakers

It now has spread to numerous Colombian cities as well as San Francisco; Quito, Ecuador; El Paso, Texas; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and is being explored for Chicago, New York, Portland and Melbourne, Australia. By Jay Walljasper [link] Credit: Felipe Andrade Happiness itself is a commons to which everyone should have equal access. That’s the view of Enrique Peñalosa, who is not a starry-eyed idealist given to abstract theorizing.