California Will be the First US State to Offer Free Meals to All Students
California’s Universal Meals Program will give all public school students access to free breakfast and lunch. The state of Maine is developing a similar program. ABC News has details.
Gluten Free, Drought Resistant Sorghum is Thriving in France
Sorghum is the gluten-free, drought resistant grain that needs little fertilizer and less pesticide. Eudes Coutte, a sorghum farmer in France, has had only a slight decrease in crop yield during the drougth but has the advantages of spending less on irrigation, pesticides, and fertilizer. The Good News Network has more.
Hope for Sea Turtles
The US state of Georgia set a new state record for the number of sea turtle nests last week with 3,966 nests being observed. You can read more about the endangered sea turtles and the work to protect them in this article from CNN.
Meanwhile, the first sea turtle nest was found on a Mississippi beach since 2018. Oil spills hurt the sea turtle populations in 2010 and 2019. ABC News has more.
Sea turtles are protected in the US. It’s important to keep their environments safe and clean and to turn off beach facing lights during hatching season so as not to confuse hatchlings trying to get to the ocean.
Celebrating Bessie Coleman with a Flight Crew of All Black Women
Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman to get a pilot’s license. One-hundred years later, American Airlines celebrated her achievement with an honorary flight from Dallas, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona with a crew of all black women. Watch this video to learn more and join in the celebration:
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