This Butterfly Was the First Human Butterfly Extinct in North America

More than a century ago, a bluish butterfly flew between the sand dunes of San Francisco’s Sunset District and laid its eggs on a plant known as stagweed. As the city’s development grazed the dunes and deer, the butterflies disappeared. The last Xerces blue butterfly was collected by an entomologist from Lobos Creek in 1941 …

These Restaurateurs Want Everyone In America To Eat Indian Food

Ten years ago, Roni Mazumdar carefully added a Bengali dish from his childhood – beetroot, carrot, potato and pea chops called vegetable chops – to his restaurant’s menu. masalavala, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. “No one buys,” said Mr. Mazumdar. “I remember parties that were going to go bad and two weeks later …

June Hottest on Record for North America, Fourth Warmest Globally

Last month was the warmest June ever recorded in North America, confirming the suspicions of millions, researchers said Wednesday. some of the highest temperatures never happened on the continent. Copernicus Climate Change ServiceAn agency sponsored by the European Union said June average surface temperatures in North America were about a quarter Fahrenheit (0.15 degrees Celsius) …