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Stuff Explained Ep17: Crisis in The Marshall Islands

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…

Newsworthy – Nov 15th, 2019

The Marshall Islands is in danger from rising sea levels and radioactive waste, drug resistant germs are more of a public health issue than previously thought, Instagram to remove “likes” feature. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Oct 25th, 2019

An invisibility cloak has been created for the military, the average home has about 100 different species of insects, cities are seeing shrinking revenue sources, the Justice Department to mandate DNA collection of migrants. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past…

Newsworthy – Sep 20th, 2019

North America has lost about 3 billion birds since 1970, antibiotic resistance in food animals is becoming a major health issue, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates, study shows immigrants have lower incarceration rate than those born in the U.S. These, and more, are…

Newsworthy – Sep 13th, 2019

Oil and gas companies are not acting in line with climate goals, Americans’ incomes remained flat in 2018, this week was the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Aug 23rd, 2019

Vast fires are destroying the Amazon rainforest, this week marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States, many economists see a recession in the next 2 years. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this…

Newsworthy – July 5th, 2019

President Trump holds an Independence Day celebration, US soybean farmers are hurt by Chinese tariffs, drugmakers increase prices, and the US and China face the economic consequences of an aging population. These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Nov 16th, 2018

The FDA cracks down on flavored e-cigarettes, President Trump endorses bipartisan criminal-justice reform, U.S. national defense at risk, the elderly will outnumber the young by 2034, and rich New Yorkers are purchasing hiking trips for their dogs. Here are the top newsworthy items from…