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Yemen: At least three children among more than 60 killed as airstrikes down internet across the country

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Jan. 21, 2022)—At least three children and more than 60 adults are reported to have been killed and at least 100 others injured in a series of airstrikes today in Yemen, Save the Children said, but the true number is feared to be higher. The children were reportedly playing on a nearby football field when missiles struck […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees

Common air pollutants from both urban and rural environments may be reducing the pollinating abilities of insects by preventing them from sniffing out the crops and wildflowers that depend on them, new research has shown. Scientists from the University of Reading, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and the University of Birmingham found that […]

Posted inUS

LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Testifies on Voter Suppression and Continuing Threats to Democracy

January 20, 2022 – This morning, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on the present crisis for voting rights and our democracy, and the urgency of enacting federal legislation that […]

Posted inRegional

Caltrans Expands $250 Incentive to Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Throughout the State

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans announced today it is expanding the Clean California incentive program statewide and offering up to $250 per month to Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who pick up litter along state highways. The expansion comes after a successful pilot in the Sacramento and San Diego regions that added 230 new highway adoptions in just three months.  […]

Posted inSci/Tech

The Lancet: An estimated 1.2 million people – and potentially millions more – died in 2019 from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

January 19, 2022 – More than 1.2 million people – and potentially millions more – died in 2019 as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to the most comprehensive estimate to date of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The analysis of 204 countries and territories, published in The Lancet, reveals that AMR […]

Posted inRegional

Free Online Health and Wellness Classes Hosted by Connecting Point

Connecting Point hosts a variety of free workshops and class series each month focused on health, wellness, and caregiving.  The following classes will be held live, via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Chair Yoga – This weekly 45-minute class can help improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. […]

Posted inUS

Select Committee seeks information from Ivanka Trump

Washington—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) today announced that the Select Committee is requesting that Ivanka Trump provide information for the committee’s investigation into the violence of January 6th and its causes. In a letter to Ms. Trump seeking a voluntary interview with the committee, Chairman Thompson underscored evidence obtained by the Select Committee that Ms. Trump […]

Posted inUS

At doom’s doorstep: It is 100 seconds to midnight

Editor’s note: Founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein and University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock two years later, using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to […]

Posted inWorld

Civilian deaths and injuries in Yemen in startling escalation as global leaders turn attention to other crises

New York, NY, 20th January 2021– The IRC highlights today appalling figures showing rising attacks on civilians in Yemen.  Alongside the danger represented by the drone attack in Abu Dhabi, there is growing evidence that Yemen’s deadly war needs international attention now. Data from the Yemen Data Project reveals that in the two months following […]

Posted inRegional

Strong north/east winds Friday-Saturday

Dry weather continues through the forecast period. Breezy north to east winds are expected Friday into Saturday, with the potential for locally strong gusts for Sierra ridges. Discussion Strong upper high over the Eastern Pacific will dominate the Northern California weather through the week with dry weather and warming temperatures. Afternoon highs will generally be […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Climate change could lead to blackouts, higher power costs on U.S. West Coast

Two new studies led by North Carolina State University researchers offer a preview of what electricity consumers on the West Coast could experience under two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat due to climate change strains power supplies, and one where the grid shifts toward renewable energy while the climate follows historic trends. In […]

Posted inUS

Senators Fail Democracy by Blocking Consideration of Key Voting Rights Bill

WASHINGTON —Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to amend the filibuster to allow an up or down vote on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act: “The Senate has blocked a simple vote on our most […]

Posted inCalifornia

Study: Safe drinking water remains out of reach for many Californians

An estimated 370,000 Californians rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of the chemicals arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium, and contaminated drinking water disproportionately impact communities of color in the state, finds a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Because this […]

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One Year In: The Biden Administration’s Promises on Immigration Remain Unfulfilled

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2022—The President Biden announced a welcoming and inclusive vision for immigration in a legislative proposal and a series of executive actions signed on his first day in office. But one year into Biden’s presidency, his administration continues some of the most destructive immigration policies that he denounced on the campaign trail while […]