John Burnett

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This prized parrot is in peril from pet poachers

Friday, December 03, 2021

The beloved Red-Crowned Parrot, the official bird of Brownsville, Texas, and one of two native parrots in the U.S., faces threats from people stealing nestlings to sell into the pet trade.


How chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border fits into the international picture of migration

Thursday, December 02, 2021

As the U.S. struggles to cope with a surge of immigration at its southern border, the European Union is faced with its own crisis — the weaponization of migration by Belarus.


The U.S.'s only native parrot is being studied, to save it

Saturday, November 27, 2021

We know the bird can mimic human speech. Now, a researcher is trying to understand parrot-to-parrot communication, looking at the red-crowned parrot, which is the only parrot native to the U.S.


Texas schools can require masks again after a judge overrules state's ban

Thursday, November 11, 2021

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that banned mask mandates in public schools. The ruling could have implications for other states with similar bans in place.


Vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the U.S. for the first time in months

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

After the reopening of the Southern border with Mexico for vaccinated travelers, U.S. communities along the border hope for a boost in commerce, and families look for a return to normalcy.


Waiting on that holiday gift from your online cart? It might be stuck at a seaport

Friday, November 05, 2021

The global supply chain backup is clogging the Port of Houston, but it's not as bad as the huge bottleneck at the Port of Los Angeles.


With the holidays ahead, supply chain issues will get worse before they get better

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Supply chain backups are snarling ports — and are only expected to get worse before they get better.


He worked as a U.S. immigration agent for 18 years — as an undocumented immigrant

Thursday, October 14, 2021

In spite of serving his country for nearly 25 years, this U.S. immigration agent is an undocumented immigrant — and just as deportable as the people he'd been ejecting for 18 years.


Biden promised to halt building Trump's border wall — but new construction has begun

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Critics in Texas say President Biden is going against his promise to halt construction of the Trump border wall.


Texas Gov. Abbot Has A State Border Force Jailing Migrants, Which Some Say Is Illegal

Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Texas, hundred of migrants have been jailed by state authorities. Gov. Greg Abbott has launched his own border crackdown, which critics say is illegal.


Deadly Texas Bridge Collapse Was Overshadowed By 9/11 Attacks

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

On Sept 15, 2001, a causeway bridge leading from Port Isabel to South Padre Island collapsed and killed eight people. Twenty years later, survivors and rescuers can talk about it for the first time.


The Security Crackdown After 9/11 Permanently Altered Life At The U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, September 09, 2021

The tightened security that followed 9/11 irreparably changed the U.S.-Mexico border region. Border agents see themselves as fighting terrorism, but it's unlikely a terrorist has ever crossed there.


Descendants Of The Enslaved Sheltered From Ida In A Historic Plantation's Big House

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Joy Banner's family took shelter in a house on a plantation their ancestors helped build. "They were not able to have this kind of house for their own protection when a hurricane hit them," she says.


Hurricane Ida Hit An Important Oil And Gas Hub, Which Will Likely Drive Up Gas Prices

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

When Hurricane Ida came ashore on Sunday in Louisiana, the storm hit an important hub for the offshore oil and gas industry, which will likely drive up the price of gas at the pump.


Hundreds Of Thousands Left Without Power After Hurricane Ida

Monday, August 30, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. Crews in the state are fanning out to help.


Hurricane Ida Strikes The Gulf Coast 16 Years After Katrina

Monday, August 30, 2021

Ida has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves up Louisiana and into Mississippi. It caused great havoc and destruction, and killed at least one person on its path through southeastern Louisiana.


Hurricane Ida: What To Expect In The Next 24 Hours

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Hurricane Ida hit southern Louisiana today as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph. Officials had ordered mandatory evacuations along the coast ahead of the storm's arrival.


Louisiana Braces For Hurricane Ida To Make Landfall

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Hurricane Ida is approaching the northern Gulf Coast and it appears Louisiana is expected to get the worst of the storm.


'Remain In Mexico' Policy For Asylum-Seekers Is Reinstated By The Supreme Court

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The high court dealt a blow to the White House's efforts to cancel a Trump-era immigration program. Immigration advocates said it is a dangerous policy for thousands seeking humanitarian aid.


Local Leaders In Texas Are Defying The Governor's Ban On Mask Mandates

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

A surge in COVID-19 cases has local leaders across Texas openly defying the governor's ban on mask mandates. The fight has now moved to the courts.