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Sebastián Martínez Valdivia

Content Producer

Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Sebastián has spent most of his life, and his career as a journalist, obsessed with the natural world. The bulk of his work has focused on the environment, but he maintains a wide range of interests, including politics, music and technology, among others. When he's not at work he can usually be found gardening, or making music, or trying to get people to care about native plants.

  Recent Work
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley
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Haley: The US 'Is Not Looking To Do Regime Change In Iran'

Department of Homeland Security logo
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Proposed Rule Would Block Immigrants 'Likely' To Use Public Benefits

K.T. McFarland
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Former Mike Flynn Deputy Changes Statement About Contacts With Russia

Chinese Catholics hold Mass
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Vatican And China Reportedly Reach Agreement On Bishop Appointments

Wilbur Ross
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Judge: Commerce Secretary Must Testify On Census Citizenship Question

Two people work on a Ford Expedition
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Trade War With China Could Cost Auto Industry Billions

Donald Trump and Mahmoud Abbas
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Why There's Concern Over President Trump's Middle East Peace Plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May
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UK, EU At 'Impasse' In Brexit Negotiations

A person lifts weights with a smart watch on
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Life Insurance Company Offers Lower Rates In Exchange For Health Data

Michael Cohen
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Michael Cohen Has Reportedly Spoken With Mueller Probe Several Times

A large sand dune in Morocco
Dmitry B. / CC BY 2.0World

Spanish Official Says Trump Told Him To Build A Wall On The Sahara

An artist's depiction of a super-earth orbiting HD 26965
University of FloridaSci/Health

Astronomers Discover Planet Where Vulcan From 'Star Trek' Would Be

A woman stands in front of a Delta logo
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Delta Raises Checked Bag Fee, Matching Competitors

Silhouette of soldiers
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Reports: The Army May Still Be Looking To Expel Immigrant Recruits

Rep. Devin Nunes
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House Intel Chair Wants To Release Russia Investigation Documents

Firefighters douse a home in water
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Some Massachusetts Residents Headed Home After Gas Fires, Explosions

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
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President Trump Pushing For More Punitive Tariffs On Chinese Imports

People walk through flooded streets of Tuguegarao, Philippines
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Typhoon Mangkhut Hits China As Death Toll In Philippines Rises

An iPhone 7
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Why You'll Probably Receive A "Presidential Alert" Text Soon

Jerry Brown Jr.
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California Plans To Launch Satellite Initiative To Pinpoint Emitters

ICESat-2's ATLAS system
NASASci/Health

NASA's New Space Laser Will Measure Polar Ice 60,000 Times A Second

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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Mike Pompeo Calls John Kerry's Meetings With Iranians 'Unseemly'

People stand at the U.S. Mexico border
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White House Looks To Divert Foreign Aid To Mexico For Deportations

A bust of Francisco Franco
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Spain's Legislature Votes To Exhume Former Dictator

FEMA administrator Brock Long
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DHS Investigates FEMA Administrator Over Use Of Official Cars

NASA's ADEPT system sits on a table
NASA Ames Research Center / Dominic HartSci/Health

NASA's New 'Umbrella' Could Help It Deliver Bigger Payloads

A woman holds a sign that says "protect my vote"
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Civil Rights Commission Says Voting Restrictions Are On The Rise

Jeff Fager
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Long-Time '60 Minutes' Boss Leaves CBS After Harassment Allegations

Mollie Tibbetts
Poweshiek County Emergency Management AgencyU.S.

Mollie Tibbetts' Father Says Her Death Is Not A Talking Point

Patricia Espinosa and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres
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UN Official Says World Not On Track To Avoid Catastrophic Warming