First, there were vegan Fridays, and now there’s a new plant-based program coming New York’s way!

Happening in the World: Yesterday, President Biden said in a joint appearance with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholtz that the Russian-built Nord Stream 2 natural-gas pipeline to Germany would be suspended if Russia invades Ukraine. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline would boost Russia’s supply of natural gas to Germany, a prospect that the US has opposed in the past. In the appearance, Biden specifically cited that “tanks and troops crossing the border of Ukraine” would require a halt to the pipeline while Chancellor Scholtz expressed that Germany and the US are aligned in their stances regarding Moscow’s possible invasion of Ukraine. (WSJ)

Happening in the US: On Monday, the Supreme Court reinstated an Alabama congressional map that a lower court had said diluted the votes of Black voters, with a final vote of 5 to 4. The Supreme Court’s brief order was provisional, staying a lower court’s decision while Alabama’s appeal of the lower court’s ruling will be heard later. The stay and the decision suggest that the court is open to weakening the role that race may play in drawing voting districts. This Alabama dispute is part of a larger theme across the country as Democrats and Republicans alike challenge redistricting moves as unlawful gerrymanders. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: As part of Mayor Adams’ administration’s plans to expand a diet-and-exercise-based chronic disease management program, Adams, who eats a plant-based diet, will open up plant-based clinics in five NYC Health and Hospitals locations across the city. City officials state that the program is open to adult Health and Hospitals patients living with conditions including type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The program aims to match these patients to a doctor, dietician, and health coach who guides them toward a plant-based diet and a regular exercise regime. (Gothamist)

Happening in our Community: Today at 10 am, join the Center for Global Energy Policy for The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Its Future in a Low-Carbon World. The Nuclear Suppliers Group is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seeks to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of specific guidelines on nuclear exports. Register here to listen to two panels of experts discuss past NSG activities as well as current policy topics confronting the group.

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