Category: News

  • Is the Warming Ocean ‘Blob’ Impacting the Humpback Whale Population?

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    Just a few years ago, it looked as if humpback whale populations in the Pacific Ocean were booming. Receding sea ice due to climate change—though bad for polar bears and other wildlife—had lengthened the summer foraging season for hungry whales, and the U.S. government decided that certain populations had recovered enoughto be taken off the […]

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  • California Seeing a Butterfly Boom After 7 Years of Drought

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    California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers. According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks […]

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  • Rodeo Drive Subway Station to Have the ONLY Bathroom in L.A. Rail System

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    Even with officials at the Beverly Hills Unified School District still digging in against the Purple Line subway extension, specifically the placement of the Century City stop, Beverly Hills city officials are negotiating with Metro on what their future stations will look like. According to a staff report from last month, the future Rodeo Drive […]

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  • Trump Signs the Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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    The Land and Water Conservation Fund was permanently reauthorized today following President Donald Trump’s signature on a law that received overwhelming bipartisan in both the House and the Senate. “With this important milestone, our nation is closer than ever to meeting the program’s original intent: to dedicate proceeds from the use of our natural resources […]

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  • How YOU Can Help The Red Cross This Month

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    March is Red Cross month, and the American Red Cross all around the United States is asking people to step up and donate. “During Red Cross Month, we are proud to recognize our volunteers who provide hope and urgent relief to families in need every day,” said Maria Devlin, American Red Cross Region chief executive […]

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  • How “Fixing” Transportation Will Change Trucking

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    The U.S. Dept. of Energy talks how and why the business of trucking is changing, its role in helping transportation evolve, and why the time is now to adapt to what’s coming. Those on the inside of trucking and freight movement have seen the changes happening in transportation, many of them relating to new technologies […]

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  • Trump lashes out at ‘treasonous’ officials after McCabe interview

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    US President Donald Trump has issued an angry response after a TV interview on Sunday alleged that officials had held discussions to have him removed. Mr Trump tweeted of “illegal and treasonous” behaviour and an “illegal coup attempt”. In the interview, ex-acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe said talks had been held in 2017 about invoking […]

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  • Parkland anniversary: Moment of silence marks one year since school shooting

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    A US community devastated by a school shooting one year ago is marking the tragic anniversary with quiet mourning. Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018. Students and educators across the country are also marking the day with vigils, […]

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  • US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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    Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details have been released. Talks had stalled on the detention of undocumented migrants and funding for President Donald Trump’s […]

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  • NYT: Saudi Crown Prince said he would use ‘a bullet’ on Khashoggi

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    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a top aide in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a New York Times report citing US and foreign officials with direct knowledge of intelligence reports. The conversation — with aide Turki Aldakhil — occurred in September 2017, just […]

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