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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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June 11, 2021

Issue #234: Tripping Over Our Bootstraps, Cover My Crops, AI is as Ba…

This week: “Do not come”; The pandemic is not over for everyone; We can do better, can’t we? Cover crops; Language barriers in AI…

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June 4, 2021

Issue #233: Big Renewable Energy, AI Isn’t All That (Yet), Hot Vax Su…

This week: bigger doesn’t mean better; COVAX has got next, finally; a brand new day… and vaccine; AI and medicine – so close, and…

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May 28, 2021

Issue #232: These Shrooms Aren’t Fungi, Climate Change Is Costly, Kee…

This week: a brutal day for oil; fungi on the move (not great); wastewater: so hot right now; paying for climate protection; vacc…

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May 21, 2021

Issue #231: Electric Truck Boogaloo, Get Your Colon Checked, What’s Y…

This week: An electric truck for the masses; India’s vaccine production stays home; Better cancer screening; Beef emissions. Find…

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May 7, 2021

Issue #229: Fossil Fuel Funding, MDMA Magic, Leaky Legislation

This week: fossil fuel financing under the microscope, India’s COVID summer, MDMA to the rescue, how to fix our water pipes. Psyc…

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April 30, 2021

Issue #228: Carbon Offset Upset, the COVID Baby Bust, Man vs. Mosquito

This week: AI is going backwards; carbon offsets are a mirage; falling birthrates and COVID; the end of malaria?; Jordan’s out of…

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