Category: NPS

National Park Service Adds Historic School Segregation Sites

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, is expanding to sites in four other states and getting a new designation, according to an announcement on May 13 by the National Park Service (NPS). Brown v. Board of Education was the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision that ruled segregation of public…


Signs of Inbreeding Among SoCal Mountain Lions Raise Extinction Fears

LOS ANGELES—Scientists tracking two local mountain lion populations, one in the Santa Monica Mountains and another in the Santa Anas, have identified the first reproductive signs of inbreeding among these groups, which are cut off from breeding options by busy freeways. Led by the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA), the study—which is available online and will be published in…