We look at a new report from the Pentagon that says military bases along the coast aren't moving fast enough to protect themselves from the effects of climate change. Plus, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a Facebook group whose members post Islamophobic comments. And, M.G. Hennessey tells us about her new book for middle-grade readers, "The Echo Park Castaways."
Pentagon Sea Level Rise
California has a number of military bases right on the coast, including Vandenberg Air Force Base, and Point Mugu, San Diego's Naval Base. But a new government report says many military bases aren't moving fast enough to protect themselves from the effects of climate change and sea level rise, and they aren't getting proper support from the Pentagon.
- Jay Price, American Homefront Project
LAPD Islam Comments
American law enforcement, including some in the Los Angeles Police Department, have openly engaged in Islamophobia on Facebook, with no penalties.
- Reveal, Center for Investigative Reporting
The Echo Park Castaways
"The Echo Park Castaways" is a new novel for middle-grade readers about the L.A. foster care system. It's about four very different kids who are housed together and the connection they forge that helps them overcome obstacles and create their own found family.
- M.G. Hennessey, "The Echo Park Castaways" author