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Oct. 25, 2021

Newsletter #252: What Comes After Manchin

This Week, Summarized: Moving on from Manchin; Kids shots; Forever chemicals regulated (finally); Google vs. Iran Get Action Step…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Issue #250: Bye Malaria

This week: How to reduce methane; America’s out of diapers; COVID questions; A new day against malaria; Food systems examined; Ho…

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Oct. 1, 2021

Issue #249: It's Climate Day in America (I Hope)

This week: It’s Climate Day; How to defeat the next pandemic; Telehealth in red states; Is lab-grown meat a myth; Facebook’s very…

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Sept. 24, 2021

#248: How We Deal With Facebook

This week: Manchin wields a dirty pen; Our new COVID rules; Fighting for expanded telehealth; 200 million climate migrants; Even …

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Sept. 10, 2021

Issue #247: Close Your Rings

This week: Solar’s wilding out; $65 billion for the next pandemic; Better, cheaper, more inclusive clinical trials; Protecting fa…

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Sept. 3, 2021

Issue #246: Is This The Metaverse?

This week: Climate tech billions; COVID goals; A new hope for neurodegenerative diseases; An IPCC for food; Facial recognition kn…

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Aug. 27, 2021

Issue #245: Will The Levees Hold?

This week: Wind NIMBY’s; More nurses, stat; Diabetes on the rise; Evictions; Cybersecurity commitments. Find links from this news…

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Aug. 20, 2021

Issue #244: These Are The Easy Wins

This week: Operate from a place of self-awareness; God, we are so bad at math; A half-century later; Drive pediatric cancer resea…

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Aug. 6, 2021

Issue #242: Facebook's Oil Ads Are Killing Us

This week: 50% isn’t good enough; Facebook fossil fuel ads; How to get shots to Africa; Oysters!?; Why has AI failed to help duri…

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Aug. 2, 2021

Issue #241: A Different Kind of Thirst Trap, Back to the Mask, Where’…

This week: FDA got next?; Flooded subways; Delta's a game-changer; Epic (AI) fail; Fire predictions; Food stamp groceries deliver…

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July 23, 2021

Issue #240: The Pizza King of Vaccines, Beef: It’s (Still) for Dinner…

This week: The climate crisis kicked down the door of the west and global north this week; The Pizza King of Vaccines; Mental hea…

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July 16, 2021

Issue #239: Go to Farmers’ Markets, Climate Reparations, Held Hostage…

This week: deep breath; COVID all around the world; there are two Americas and it’s obvious why; the global hungry jump to 768 mi…

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July 9, 2021

Issue #238: Seattle in the Oven, Vaccine Money Grab, Building Biased …

This week: To understand Africa, look to India -- or not; Reverse course; Don’t believe everything you read -- especially Best Bu…

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July 2, 2021

Issue #237: Do the Dew Point, Thanos SNAP Benefits, Putting the AI in…

This week: What’s a dew point, anyways?; The COVID Delta variant is here; And then there were six; An all female Justice League o…

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June 25, 2021

Issue #236: Amazon Held to Ransom (Not That One), COVID Doesn’t Discr…

This week: it’s Bolsonaro all the way down; the 99%; 44 thousand patients can’t be wrong; “fire beats water” should be relegated …

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