Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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Michigan passes bill giving civil rights protections to LGBTQ people
Lawmakers in Michigan have passed a bill to expand civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) expected to sign the measure into law when it reaches her desk.
100K clean energy jobs announced since climate bill became law: analysis
More than 100,000 climate-friendly jobs were created in the months following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, a new analysis from an environmental group has found.
NASA suggests new space cooling technology could charge electric cars in 5 minutes
NASA has suggested an experimental cooling system it is funding could ultimately allow electric vehicle users to charge their cars within five minutes.
US orchestras including more work from women and minorities
A new report from the Institute for Composer Diversity found that during the 2021-22 season, work from women composers and composers of color made up 23 percent of all programmed pieces.
UN climate report points the way on adapting for the future
Nowhere near enough money is being spent to help countries, cities and corporations adapt to climate change — even as record amounts are pledged for reducing emissions, according to a landmark U.N. report released on Monday.
California adopts first-in-nation microplastics reduction policy
California on Wednesday became the first state to adopt a comprehensive strategy for the reduction of microplastics, part of a broad effort to protect the state’s marine environment.
More than 20 openly LGBTQ+ candidates won primary races in Texas — a record high
Twenty-four openly LGBTQ+ people running for public office in Texas won their primary races on Tuesday, a record high and a 33 percent increase over 2020 when 18 candidates won.
New Mexico House unanimously passes bill to increase pay for Indigenous language teachers
“Native languages must be respected, honored and preserved.”
New blood test can predict how severe your COVID-19 infection will be
Researchers at The George Washington University developed a blood test that not only tests if a person has COVID-19 but also predicts how severe their infection will be.
New program is sending free copies of challenged books to Missourians
Program organizers say the books most frequently challenged by school districts are works of historically excluded identity groups.
Mississippi library denied funding over LGBTQ+ books raises nearly $80K in fundraiser
"We are amazed and humbled by the overwhelming support and generosity you have shown,” the president of the Friends of the Ridgeland Library said in a statement to donors.