“Straws are a luxury, we do not need straws to have our drinks, and I think it’s an easy step forward where we can have a great impact for our environment.”
Brooklyn City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a bill which would ban NYC establishments from providing plastic straws. Several million tons of plastic waste sit in our oceans, but studies show less than 5% consists of straws.
“Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook 2018 — 70% likelihood of 10-16 named storms of which 5-9 could become hurricanes, including 1-4 major.”
Gov't forecasters at the National Oceanic Atmosphere Admin predict a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean, which runs from June 1 to November 30.
"It wasn’t like a movie opening… it was like an earthquake."
Actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, later described Star Wars opening credits to Time Magazine. The 1st of the George Lucas' Star Wars movies Episode IV: A New Hope opened on this day in 1977 raking in $800M in worldwide ticket sales. The saga continues this weekend as Solo hits theaters.
- City Councilman Proposes a Ban on Plastic Straws in New York City:A
- NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal:
- OTD: Star Wars Opens in 1977:A
by Jenna Lee,