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From the News Wires

Saving a Texan Bayou, ‘16 Bottles’ at a Time

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 4:07pm
Bayou Dave, a modern-day Sisyphus, has spent the last dozen years ridding a trash-choked Houston waterway of plastic and Styrofoam.

Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 3:17pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Your Wednesday Briefing: Sievierodonetsk, Isolated

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 3:08pm
The key Ukrainian city lost its last bridge as fighting intensifies.

How Cats Make the Most of Their Catnip High

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 11:47am
A new study finds that the feline reaction to catnip and silver vine helps to stave off mosquitoes and other bloodsucking insects.

Hunger in Somalia

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 9:25am
The drought in the country has a lesson: We know how to ease human suffering. We need to do it.

In South Asia, Climate Change Worries Take On Fresh Urgency

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 8:53am
Hundreds of millions of humanity’s most vulnerable live in South Asia, where rising temperatures make it more difficult to address poverty, food insecurity and health challenges.

The Health Effects of Extreme Heat

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 7:39pm
Researchers are drilling down into the ways life on a hotter planet will tax our bodies, and looking for protections that, unlike air-conditioning, don’t make the problem worse.

Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 8:34am
Rising oil prices more than offset a decline in export volumes during the first 100 days of the assault on Ukraine.

Can Carbon Capture Be Part of the Climate Solution?

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 2:00am
Jennifer Wilcox, who has a leading role in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, says yes, though there are significant challenges.

Goldman Sachs Is Being Investigated Over E.S.G. Funds

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 3:50pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped up scrutiny of sustainable investing, which has become popular but is said to lack accountability.

‘Vegan Leather’: How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 11:47am
An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like “vegan leather” as more environmentally sound than natural fibers.

‘We Buried Him and Kept Walking’: Children Die as Somalis Flee Hunger

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 9:26am
The worst drought in four decades, and a sharp rise in food prices caused by the war in Ukraine, have left almost half of Somalia’s people facing acute food shortages.

Gas Prices in U.S. Hit $5 a Gallon

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 2:02am
The unrelenting march higher continues as the average price touches a new milestone, according to AAA.

Eavesdropping on the Secret Lives of Dolphins in New York Harbor

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 06/11/2022 - 2:00am
For two years, an array of six underwater microphones tracked the feeding noises of marine mammals newly prevalent in New York waters.

Some Monarch Butterfly Populations Are Rising. Is It Enough to Save Them?

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:01pm
Not all scientists agree with the findings of a new study, which seem likely to fuel an ongoing debate about the threats the butterflies face.

How a Highway Divided a Community in Philadelphia

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 1:41pm
On a personal episode of “Still Processing,” Wesley Morris revisits a highway that he walked across as a kid. He never knew how deeply it had transformed the neighborhood it ran through.

How Superworms Make Styrofoam Into a Healthy Meal

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 11:19am
By understanding the microbes that help large beetle larvae digest polystyrene, scientists hope to find a better disposal process for packing foam.

12 Rosés to Drink Now or Anytime of Year

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 11:11am
There’s no reason to confine rosé to the summer, but for good reasons the season does have a special hold on the wines.

Our June cover

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:42am

The illustration on this month’s cover is by Gregory Arena. The text in the background is Julia’s own handwriting, captured from a page in her notebook (courtesy of Ken Paul Rosenthal).

The post Our June cover appeared first on Street Spirit.

Julia Vinograd: poet laureate of the Berkeley Streets

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:30am

Julia is often described as the unofficial poet laureate of the Berkeley streets. In 2004, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates dubbed June 5 “Julia Vinograd Day.”

The post Julia Vinograd: poet laureate of the Berkeley Streets appeared first on Street Spirit.

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