• Sophie Yarin

    Associate Editor, BU Today and Bostonia

    Sophie Yarin is a BU Today associate editor. She graduated from Emerson College's journalism program and has experience in digital and print publications as a hybrid writer/editor. A lifelong fan of local art and music, she's constantly on the hunt for stories that shine light on Boston's unique creative communities. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her partner and their cats, Ringo and Xerxes, but she’s usually out getting iced coffee. Profile

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    Staff photojournalist

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    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year.   Profile

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There are 2 comments on Elevating the Clothes-Eating Moth from Pest to Evolutionary Marvel

  1. I found this article on clothes-eating moths and their potential benefits to the environment to be really interesting. While these moths are typically thought of as pests that damage clothing and fabrics, it’s fascinating to consider how they could actually play a positive role in sustainability efforts.

    The idea of using the moths to break down certain materials and reduce waste is especially intriguing. It’s amazing to think about how nature has developed its own mechanisms for recycling and decomposition, and how we can learn from these processes to make our own practices more sustainable.

    I also appreciated the article’s emphasis on the importance of understanding and working with natural systems, rather than trying to control or eliminate them. It’s a reminder that humans are not separate from nature, but are deeply interconnected with it.

    Overall, this article has given me a new perspective on clothes-eating moths and their potential role in environmental solutions. It’s a great example of how creativity and open-mindedness can lead to innovative ideas for sustainability.

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