Centuries of industrial waste and sewage rapidly have poured into Onondaga Lake, destroying its ecosystem. It was designated a Superfund site in 1994 beginning efforts to clean it up. But there is a long way to go and the Onandaga want to see it returned to a fishable, swimmable state.
Trump’s U.S.–Mexico border wall threatens multiple sacred sites of the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona, including the sacred Quitobaquito Springs and burial and ceremonial grounds on what is known as Monument Hill in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
For more than 10,000 years, Acjachemen people thrived on the coast of what is now Orange County in southern California. They lived in several villages, but Panhe or “place at the water,” at the mouth of San Mateo Canyon, was the most significant.