#USDA proposes allowing ‘more flexibility’ in school lunches — fox5sandiego.com

WASHINGTON — The US Department of Agriculture on Friday announced two new proposals that would give school nutrition professionals “more flexibility” in what they serve to students. The Washington Post reports the proposals would allow schools to reduce the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfast…

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#NationalGeographic Launches Field Ready Inclusion Program — Variety

National Geographic has announced it is launching a program aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion behind the camera. The Field Ready Program is described as a two-phased training program that trains entry-level participants to become production assistants.

via National Geographic Launches Field Ready Inclusion Program — Variety

Home surveillance captures footage of 5 #mountainlions together.

PIONEER, Calif. — Surveillance video from a home in Amador County captured the rare sight of five mountain lions together. “We shared the videos and photos with several of our wildlife biologists and none of them could recall ever seeing five mountain lions together in the same photo or video,” said California Department of Fish…

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San Diego Researchers Launch Mission to Rescue #Koalas From Australia’s Wildfires — KTLA

Researchers supported by San Diego Zoo Global are preparing a trip into Australia’s mountainous region to rescue koalas under threat by wildfires raging across the continent, according to KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego. The fires covered about 18 million acres as of Wednesday as they continued to burn throughout Australia. According to a recent estimate by ecologists at the University of Sydney, about a half-billion animals have been impacted by the bushfires burning in New South Wales.

via San Diego Researchers Launch Mission to Rescue Koalas From Australia’s Wildfires — KTLA

Federal Court Stops Longline Fishing to Protect Turtles Off California Coast — KTLA

Longline fishing won’t be allowed off the California coast after a federal district court suspended permits for the fishing method. In December, the court struck down longline fishing permits that the National Marine Fisheries Service issued last spring, ruling that the service didn’t properly analyze threats to critically endangered leatherback sea turtles…

via Federal Court Stops Longline Fishing to Protect Turtles Off California Coast — KTLA

#SydneyOperaHouse illuminates sails in moving tribute to firefighters — fox5sandiego.com

SYDNEY, Australia — The Sydney Opera House honored Australian firefighters over the weekend with a moving tribute. For several hours on Saturday evening, the performing arts center illuminated its iconic sails with images of firefighters battling bushfires across the country…

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Trump proposes sweeping rollback of environmental oversight — Orange County Register

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed rolling back enforcement of a landmark environmental law, reducing federal oversight of many major projects, from pipelines to commercial development, to speed the approval process.

President Richard Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act into law on Jan. 1, 1970, as public outrage over the 1969 oil spill off Santa Barbara, California, and other pollution of the country’s air, water and land spurred creation of the country’s major environmental protections.

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