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Brooke Binkowski

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Brooke Binkowski is a longtime, award-winning multimedia journalist. She focuses on borders, the environment and environmental justice, migration, and human rights.
I have worked for CNN, Southern California Public Radio, CBS, and various other outlets, and am now completing a degree in International Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

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Border Bird Refuge
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Border Wildlife Refuges Heal Scars in the Earth

The border wall is a scar on the California landscape, but a string of wildlife refuges along the line show a different landscape is possible.
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Endangered Sheep Need an Open Border

The Peninsular bighorn sheep needs connected habitat to survive into the 22nd century -- and a fortified border won't help.
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Habitat Restoration Kicks Off at Salton Sea

A groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of an audacious plan to save California's largest lake.
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New Law Offers New Hope for America's Dirtiest River

The New River, once the dirtiest river in the United States, might actually have a chance to become an environmental success story after all.
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The Rundown on Water Pollution in the Tijuana River Valley

It's easy to blame Mexico for the pollution in the Tijuana River. But it originates in the same international politics that impede its cleanup.
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Pact May Mean A Cleaner Tijuana River

It's hard to clean up a watershed when someone draws an arbitrary line across it, especially if that line is the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Beach Cleanup Meets the Border Fence

On one stretch of beach near San Diego, the annual Coastal Cleanup Day event became binational.
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How to Get to San Diego County Beaches Using Public Transit

San Diego's rugged and dramatic beaches are a major draw for visitors and residents alike. Its public transit system, however, takes a little work.
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San Diego Marches Against Monsanto

The global March Against Monsanto made its way to biotech-friendly San Diego, where hundreds showed up to call for the labeling of genetically modified organisms and to protest against a perceived food monopoly by agribusiness giant Monsanto.
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Painted Lady Butterflies Migrate in Big Numbers through San Diego

They have returned to Southern California, soaring over beaches, across freeways, and into the northwest on their annual migration route.
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