The Billionaire Who Pledged to Pay Off Student Debt for Morehouse Students Extends His Promise to Parents, Too — TIME

(Bloomberg) –– Billionaire Robert Smith’s surprise pledge to pay off the student loans of Morehouse College’s class of 2019 will cost $34 million and will now include educational debt amassed by parents. Students, parents and guardians received the details in an email Friday from the Atlanta school. Smith is the founder of a private equity firm…

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Conservation groups want U.S. to pressure #Canada to protect right whales — National Post

lig logo finalHALIFAX — American conservation groups are urging the U.S. government to apply pressure Canada to do more to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale and avoid imposing a ban on various Canadian seafood products. Read More

 

 

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‘It Is Our Very Governments Who Are Killing the Earth.’ A Brazilian Indigenous Leader Speaks Out On Deforestation in the Amazon — TIME

As TIME reported in its recent special climate issue, the fires from the Amazon seen across the skies of Brazil in August “helped illuminate something the world can no longer ignore.”

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Rich Archbold: Rancho Los Cerritos celebrating 175 colorful, historic years of “Adobe Days” — Orange County Register

When she was just a toddler, Long Beach legend Jean Bixby Smith remembers what could have been a dangerous incident at historic Rancho Los Cerritos but fortunately turned out to be only an amusing one, instead…

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Will a tribal village rise on San Juan Capistrano land? — Orange County Register

Acjachemen tribal members said they hope to end delays that have dragged out for 4 years efforts to build a small simulated Native American village in a San Juan Capistrano park.

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Tenaja Fire: Nearly 2,000-Acre Blaze in Murrieta Area Is 56% Contained — KTLA

Firefighters on Sunday continued to gain control of a brush fire that has burned nearly 2,000 acres in the Murrieta and La Cresta areas in Riverside. The blaze, called the Tenaja Fire, was 56% contained as of Sunday morning, three days after it ignited, according to CalFire.

Ancient oak woodlands, rare bunchgrass prairie and endangered vernal pool wetlands are a few of the six distinct habitat types that reside on this land located less than 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean.…

via Tenaja Fire: Nearly 2,000-Acre Blaze in Murrieta Area Is 56% Contained — KTLA

P-65 Becomes 2nd Female #MountainLion to Cross 101 Freeway During Santa Monica Mountains Study — KTLA

A mountain lion successfully crossed the 101 Freeway, becoming just the second known female large cat to do so in the Santa Monica Mountains area since a study of the species there began 17 years ago, rangers announced Wednesday. The rare event occurred between midnight and 2 a.m. on Aug. 21 in the Agoura Hills…

via P-65 Becomes 2nd Female Mountain Lion to Cross 101 Freeway During Santa Monica Mountains Study — KTLA