This episode was inspired by a recent article from the Los Angeles Times depicting the harrowing ordeal faced by The Marshall Islands. Tune in to hear how the Marshall Islands ended up being the largest dumpsite of American radioactive waste, how climate change could exacerbate the nuclear pollution problem, and what, if anything, is being done to fix it all.Continue reading “Stuff Explained Ep17: Crisis in The Marshall Islands”
Climate change is putting pressure on food and water supplies worldwide, graduates aren’t seeing returns on their education investments, large parts of the country are still without access to reliable broadband services, and more.
These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.Continue reading “Newsworthy – Aug 9th, 2019”
911 centers affected by low unemployment rate, former felons to regain voting rights, foreign investment in Africa, Elon Musk’s legal troubles, and a growing number of babies born with opioid addiction.
Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.
Are you living?
I ask you, dear reader, this question that I have begun to ask myself lately.
I do not mean it to be dramatic nor hyperbolic. Instead, I am curious as to what everyone’s honest answer is, including and especially my own.
At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. Yes, of course we are all living. By virtue of opening this article on our device(s) and reading it, I prove that I am alive. “I think, therefore I am”.
Of course I mean to ask more than are we all alive. By living, I mean to ask are we actively present and experiencing our environment on a daily, hourly, or minute-by-minute basis.
This may be where the question becomes a tad bit more complicated than you first thought. Or maybe you are in a similar state of mind as I am and knew exactly what I meant when I asked you the question.