Plan to Make Immigration More Merit-Based

By Thomson Reuters – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

President Donald Trump will outline on Thursday a plan to harden border security and overhaul the legal immigration system to favor applicants who speak English, are well-educated and have job offers, senior administration officials said.

Trump’s immigration proposal, the product largely of senior advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller and economic aide Kevin Hassett, is an effort to rally Republicans on an issue that has often divided them.

While its chances of approval by Congress seem distant, the plan will give Republicans an outline they can say they favor as Trump and lawmakers look toward the November 2020 presidential and congressional elections, where immigration will likely be a key issue.

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Coffee Killing Fungus Was Not Driven by Climate Change

By Sarah Knapton – Re-Blogged From The Telegraph

Fears that climate change is triggering a coffee killing fungus which could wipe out plantations are unfounded, a new study suggests.

Last month a report by The Climate Institute warned that an increase in wet and warm conditions was driving the spread of coffee leaf rust which attacks crops, causing plants to wither and stop producing beans.

Coffee lead rust is not caused by climate change, says the University of Exeter 
Coffee lead rust is not caused by climate change, says the University of Exeter