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From the News Wires

Julia Vinograd: The People’s Park poet

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:25am

In this article originally published in 2015, Julia talks to Lydia Gans about her poetry and how she got involved with the Berkeley street scene.

The post Julia Vinograd: The People’s Park poet appeared first on Street Spirit.

By the numbers: the 2022 Point-in-Time count results

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:14am

In May, the initial results of the 2022 Point-in-Time count came out. Here are the top-line numbers, and some answers to frequently asked questions about the count.

The post By the numbers: the 2022 Point-in-Time count results appeared first on Street Spirit.

Claiming neglect, City Towers tenants and supporters organize

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:03am

"I’m scared to live in my unit," one City Towers resident said. "I
don’t think we should have to
suffer in our homes just because
we’re in poverty"

The post Claiming neglect, City Towers tenants and supporters organize appeared first on Street Spirit.

Berkeley approved their ‘reimagining public safety’ plan. Why does it include more funding for police?

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 8:56am

As Berkeley wraps up discussions of their “reimagining public safety” process, Copwatch asks, why are we continuing to fund a racist police force?

The post Berkeley approved their ‘reimagining public safety’ plan. Why does it include more funding for police? appeared first on Street Spirit.

The real-world impact of Trump’s crackdown on government benefits

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 8:48am

Bragen received an unprecedented amount of mail from Social Security starting in the year 2020, forcing him to engage in a rigorous process of proving his disabilities were legitimate. This was the result of a policy change by the Trump administration.

The post The real-world impact of Trump’s crackdown on government benefits appeared first on Street Spirit.

There’s no care in Newsom’s ‘CARE court’ for unhoused people

Street Spirit News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 8:44am

Newsom has explicitly discussed CARE Court as a tool to address street homelessness. But the only real investments in this proposal are in the court system.

The post There’s no care in Newsom’s ‘CARE court’ for unhoused people appeared first on Street Spirit.

Feeding a Hotter Planet

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 8:43am
Hunger is rising again even though we produce enough food. As the planet warms, it’s crucial to fix a broken system.

The Johnny Appleseed of Sugar Kelp

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 2:00am
The quest of a Long Island seaweed farmer to make kelp the next kale.

Biden Administration to Set Rules of the Road for Charging Electric Vehicles

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 8:20pm
Proposed regulations would require charging stations built with federal dollars to be located no more than 50 miles apart.

Dodging the mainstream has kept me indoors

Street Spirit News - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 4:07pm

The pace of a “normal” life simply does not fit for some, Pope writes, and those who can’t keep up are often resigned to homelessness.

The post Dodging the mainstream has kept me indoors appeared first on Street Spirit.

Plastic Water Bottles to Be Phased Out at National Parks

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 9:42am
An Interior Department order will end the sale of single-use plastic products at national parks and on other public lands in the United States by 2032.

Street Spirit horoscopes: June

Street Spirit News - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 9:15am

Horoscopes for the month of June, written just for Street Spirit.

The post Street Spirit horoscopes: June appeared first on Street Spirit.

Biden Plans to Declare Hudson Canyon a Marine Sanctuary

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 10:45am
Hudson Canyon, an underwater gorge off the coast of New York and New Jersey, would receive permanent federal protection.

More Than 22 Million in Southwest Brace for Dangerous Heat

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 9:03am
Temperatures will rise well above 100 degrees in large swaths of California, Nevada and Arizona through the weekend. Meteorologists are warning residents to prepare now.

Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 6:53pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Fight Looms Over New York’s Bid to Slow Crypto-Mining Boom

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 2:52pm
Crypto interests are lobbying Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a groundbreaking bill that would temporarily halt new crypto-mining projects at fossil-fuel burning plants.

Book Review: ‘Wastelands,’ by Corban Addison

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 1:05pm
In “Wastelands,” Corban Addison tells the extraordinary story of how some North Carolina residents stood up to a meatpacking company polluting their communities.

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:33pm
Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.

Shell, the Oil Giant, Will Sell Renewable Energy to Texans

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:13pm
The European oil company has been expanding into green energy even as many U.S. energy giants have kept their focus on fossil fuels.

Quick and dirty cash

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 9:04am
The pandemic has left many countries deeper in debt. One way out is to sell more fossil fuels.

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