Why was the volcano so pleasant to be around? Because he was so magmanimous.

Happening in the World: Iceland has declared a state of emergency due to the chance of a volcanic eruption. Authorities have asked those living in the southwestern town of Grindavík to evacuate after a series of earthquakes. According to experts, the explosion could happen at any time in the next few days. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Virginia has nominated its first Black state Speaker of the House. The House won a Democratic majority in the recent election and chose Delegate Don Scott to serve as Speaker. Democrats also won a majority of seats in the state Senate, creating a divided government at odds with Republican Governor Youngkin. (Associated Press)

Happening in NYC: A Brooklyn project to convert compost into natural gas has gone offline only weeks after launching, according to city officials. The program was originally scheduled to begin in 2015 but faced years of delays due to broken equipment and supply chain issues. The city celebrated the completion of the project in June, but its issues were clear quickly. Spokespeople for the project claim it is undergoing maintenance, but did not clarify what was wrong with the systems. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Join Columbia Health for a “Peace and Presence” yoga session from 3 to 4:30 pm. This workshop will be held online, and registration is required.

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