February 2: There He Is

Bert Parks (Jacobson), who hosted the Miss America Pageant for twenty-two years, from 1955 to 1979, died at 77 on this date in 1992. Parks was born to immigrant parents in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a radio personality, product hawker, and television game show host throughout his career, but it was his presence as an […]

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Notes from a Small Planet: TREES

by Basia Yoffe AS TU B’SHVAT, the “New Year of the Trees,” rolls around this Tuesday evening, I find myself thinking about trees. Trees absorb nearly 40 percent of our fossil fuel emissions every year and store it in their wood and in the soil below them. Trees breathe in what we breathe out, and […]

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