Black-owned grocery opens to serve small Delta town – Mississippi Today

WEBB — Marquitrice Mangham didn’t just want to create the grocery store her hometown desperately needed. She wanted to bolster the Delta’s long-struggling food system. Enter Farmacy Marketplace: A neighborhood grocer that isn’t just the first store in decades to offer Webb shoppers fresh meat and produce, but also a steady…

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International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM 2022 | Technology Networks

Pride in STEM is a charity with a goal of raising the profile and highlighting the struggles of LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In 2020, the charity selected November 18 as the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM,…

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What It’s Like to Lose Water in Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson Mississippi

Mississippi is the Blackest state in the Union, with a population that is 37.8 percent African American. Jackson is no different; 82 percent of the city’s population is Black. The neglect of the city’s water supply is part of a much longer, older story of the state government’s abandonment of…

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Opinion | An Open Letter to Bill Gates on Food, Farming, and Africa | Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch

There is no shortage of practical solutions and innovations by African farmers and organizations. We invite you to step back and learn from those on the ground. At the same time, we invite high profile news outlets to be more cautious about lending credibility to one wealthy white man’s flawed…

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Sam Brinton on becoming the first openly genderfluid person in federal government

Most people don’t think much about the waste created by the energy we use to power our homes. But for nuclear engineer Sam Brinton, it’s been the focus of an entire career.After years of looking into nuclear energy and the best ways to dispose of the radioactive waste and nuclear…

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Microplastics Detected in Human Breastmilk | Polymers | Raman Microspectroscopy Detection and Characterisation of Microplastics in Human Breastmilk

AbstractThe widespread use of plastics determines the inevitable human exposure to its by-products, including microplastics (MPs), which enter the human organism mainly by ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact. Once internalised, MPs may pass across cell membranes and translocate to different body sites, triggering specific cellular mechanisms. Hence, the potential health…

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Over 57,000 US Sites Likely Contaminated With “Forever Chemicals” | Technology Networks

A new study has mapped over 57,000 sites in the US that are likely contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – also known as “forever chemicals”. The study is published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Source: Over 57,000 US Sites Likely Contaminated With “Forever Chemicals” | Technology Networks

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The Queue: Rachel David | American Craft Council

Heating and hammering steel into a record of environmental devastation.Rachel David lives and works in Waynesville, North Carolina, and employs a social justice framework to create sculpture, furniture, and architectural work around the themes of landscape, human impact on the environment, and the body. A founding member of the Society…

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