Wildlife stresses as rivers shrink due to drought

Environmental groups say the prolonged drought is having a “serious” impact on wildlife in rivers. With rivers already under pressure from pollution and drinking water use, they say a looming drought is adding to the pressure. According to the Rivers Trust, chalk streams, which support popular species like salmon, kingfisher, and otters, are of particular … Read more

Representative Anna Williams Resigns From Oregon Legislature For New Political Role – Oregon Capital Chronicle

Hood River Democrat Anna Williams has spent the past four years focusing on human services policy in the Oregon legislature. Starting in mid-August, she’ll trade State House for a new job in politics. Williams, who was elected in 2018, will be the new executive director of the Oregon Care System Advisory Board effective August 15. … Read more

4 reasons to eat fermented foods

Fermented foods can provide important benefits to your body, especially for digestive and immune health. Fermented foods have undergone a natural process of fermentation by beneficial bacteria, fungi or yeast. In this process, the sugar molecules in foods turn into alcohol or acids. Fermented foods are a nutritious and rich source of probiotics, the good … Read more

House could give Biden a win over prescription drug prices and insulin costs

The US House of Representatives is expected on Friday to outline a massive legislative package that includes steps to make Medicare’s giant program of negotiation for better drug prices, which has long been a goal of Democrats. This package, titled the Inflation Reduction Act, includes measures aimed at reducing carbon emissions and shifting the nation … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of using a power plant as a nuclear shield

Ukraine says 13 dead in Russian missile attack Russia is accused of bombing near a nuclear plant Russia says it does not deliberately target civilians Kyiv was accused of bombing a power station from a bombed town Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russia of using its location at a nuclear power plant it … Read more

US inflation eased slightly to 8.5% in July

Inflation in the United States was 8.5% in JulyOn Wednesday, the Labor Department said it was maintaining near its highest annual rate in four decades despite falling energy costs. Greg Dako, chief economist at EY-Parthenon, a consultancy, said the rapid rise in prices is continuing in the wake of higher inflation from goods, energy and … Read more

In energy markets, Putin is winning the war

Comment on this story Suspension No matter what indicator you use, Russian President Vladimir Putin is winning in the energy markets. Moscow is milking its own oil cow, earning hundreds of millions of dollars every day to fund the invasion of Ukraine and buy domestic support for the war. Once European sanctions on Russian crude … Read more