Across the environment and political climate, storms are brewing in today’s Bwoglines.

Happening in the World: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters early Sunday morning, the seventh round of weapons tests in the past two weeks. The missiles, which flew 350 kilometers (217 miles) before landing in the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, came hours after the US and South Korea finished performing naval drills off the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s Defense Ministry has said its recent missile tests are a “righteous action” in response to military drills performed between South Korea and the US. Japanese State Minister for Defense Toshiro Ino has since stated that such activities are “absolutely unacceptable” and pose a threat to international peace and security. (AP)

Happening in the US: The number of gray whales migrating across North America’s Pacific Coast has dropped 40 percent since 2016, from 27,000 to 16,650. This year’s 217 newborns also marked the fewest calves produced on record, down from 383 calves last year. Gray whales are one of the largest animals on Earth and annually migrate 10,000 miles from their feeding grounds in the Arctic to their breeding grounds in Baja Mexico. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Association (NOAA) are ongoing in their investigation of the causes behind this downward trend, reporting that low population numbers are partially reflected by environmental changes that alter the gray whale’s diet. (US News)

Happening in NYC: The Climate Museum has opened a pop-up exhibition in SoHo entitled “Someday, all of this” by David Opdyke that will remain on display from now until December 22. Founded in 2015, the nonprofit is currently searching for a permanent home in the city, and has an active history of using climate change-themed artwork and interactive exhibits to encourage civic dialogue and collective action against the climate crisis. Entry to the SoHo exhibition is free and reservations are suggested. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Ukrainian-American portrait photographer and storyteller Sasha Maslov is the artist behind the photo exhibit “Scorched Earth, Broken Lives,” which records the resistance, sacrifice, and destruction facing Ukrainian communities all over the country in the face of the war. “Scorched Earth, Broken Lives” will be open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm tomorrow, Monday, October 10, and will be in the Harriman Institute Atrium located on the 12th floor of the International Affairs building. No registration or tickets necessary for entry.

Stormy skies via Wikimedia Commons