Pebble Plains: Million-year-old ecosystem now succumbs to climate change

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Only several hundred acres remain of the Pebble Plains ecosystem, and most of the million-year-old plant species that exist only in the San Bernardino mountains are protected. Photo by Caleigh Wells.

The Pebble Plains ecosystem, found only in the San Bernardino Mountains, survived six ice ages and human development. Now it’s facing its biggest threat.

Girls’ flag football is now an official high school sport in SoCal, thanks to a vote by the California Interscholastic Federation’s southern section. It’s the fastest-growing version of the sport globally, says Paula Hart Rodas from CIF. 

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