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Without borders, what does Memorial Day mean? (A Ukraine reflection.)

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  by  Roy Beck

No collection of sacrifices by any of the rest of us in service to our national community can ever add up to the single sacrifice of a person's very life. How can we possibly give the honor and respect earned by that sacrifice? The impossibility, however, does not release us from a responsibility to try.

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We need to listen to the facts over all the noise

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  by  Amy Boylan

The amount of anthropogenic noise is increasing with far reaching effects, but we are not yet able to understand to which extent. Recently, researchers have uncovered alarming connections between exposure to unwanted noise and cardiovascular health for those that live in urban areas. This raises additional concerns as to how wildlife is impacted and what it means for the long term health of our ecosystems. Our National Sprawl Study points out that our population growth, which is primarily driven by Congress's immigration policies, only worsen the issue.

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