Massive #asteroid to swing past Earth after Valentine’s Day — fox5sandiego.com

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Not long after Valentine’s Day ends, a massive asteroid estimated to be between 1,443 feet and 3,248 feet long will pass by Earth around 6:05 a.m. ET on Saturday. Based on the size range, it could be anywhere between the size of a suspension bridge to taller than a skyscraper…

via Massive asteroid to swing past Earth after Valentine’s Day — fox5sandiego.com

#BengalTiger Living Healthy Life After Former Owner Is Convicted in Connection to Viral Logan Paul Video — KTLA

An endangered Bengal tiger cub was discovered when controversial Youtube personality Logan Paul posted a viral video of the tiger playing with his dog at a Studio City home in 2017. The video garnered 8.6 million views and drew criticism online. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office prosecuted the tiger’s owner, Nicholas Perkins, 33…

via Bengal Tiger Living Healthy Life After Former Owner Is Convicted in Connection to Viral Logan Paul Video — KTLA

Top Newspaper Publisher #McClatchyCo. Files for Bankruptcy Protection — TIME

The publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country is filing for bankruptcy protection. McClatchy Co.’s 30 newsrooms, including The Charlotte Observer, The News and Observer in Raleigh, and The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, will continue to operate as usual as the publisher reorganizes…

via Top Newspaper Publisher McClatchy Co. Files for Bankruptcy Protection — TIME

Endangered Wolf Who Trekked Over 8,700 in Search of Mate Found Dead in NorCal — KTLA

An endangered gray wolf that wandered thousands of miles through Northern California has died, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. OR-54, a 3- to 4-year-old female with a radio tracking collar, was found dead on Wednesday in Shasta County, the agency said in a statement…

via Endangered Wolf Who Trekked Over 8,700 in Search of Mate Found Dead in NorCal — KTLA

Environmentalists Seek Endangered Species Listing for #Alaska’s Freshwater Seals — TIME

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The only known freshwater harbor seals in the U.S. should be listed as threatened or endangered, an environmental group said Thursday in its second petition for the animals. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for additional protections for the 400 harbor seals that live at Iliamna Lake in southwest Alaska…

via Environmentalists Seek Endangered Species Listing for Alaska’s Freshwater Seals — TIME

#ChapmanUniversity to buy historic #Killefer school, one of the first in California to desegregate — Orange County Register

One of the first schools in California to desegregate could soon be restored and turned into a home for one of Chapman University’s academic programs. The Orange Unified School District board recently approved selling the former Killefer Elementary School at 541 N. Lemon St. to Chapman for $3.7 million…

via Chapman University to buy historic Killefer school, one of the first in California to desegregate — Orange County Register

Alaska Native Elder, 90, Is First American Counted in 2020 Census — TIME

(TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led. Her home now is an outpost on the Bering Sea, Toksook Bay, and on Tuesday she became the first American counted in the 2020 census…

via Alaska Native Elder, 90, Is First American Counted in 2020 Census — TIME