Today’s quick hits, Aug. 15, 2022

Ukraine loads aid ship: The first ship to carry food-aid cargo from Ukraine since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24 was being loaded at the port of Pivdennyi on the Black Sea coast, said a UN official. (Reuters)

Hunger summit planning: The White House plans a hybrid format — in person and online — for its hunger summit next month, but there are disagreements over whether the emphasis should be good nutrition or hunger alleviation. (Food Fix)

More lightning ahead: Global warming could increase the number of U.S. lightning strikes by as much as 50 percent by the end of the century, which could increase the number of wildfires. (Inside Climate News)

Electric co-ops lack diversity: The elected leadership of 888 rural electric cooperatives is heavily male and white, with men holding 87 percent of the seats on the co-op boards and whites holding 96 percent of the seats, according to research by ACORN International. (Daily Yonder)