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Everything Is Fine!

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On May 25, 2020
The COVID crisis is child’s play compared to the impending climate change crisis that is coming fast and hard. For a decade, her team had been sampling the air from sensors on aircraft flying over the world’s largest rainforest. Their collating of recent results showed that, perhaps for the first time in thousands of years, […]
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Music Notes

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On May 24, 2020
There’s not really any major music news or anything since of course there isn’t right now. But it’s time for another open thread on music. I’ve been putting my daily playlists on Twitter, except for shuffle days. It’s been kind of fun. Doesn’t lead to a ton of conversation, but sometimes there’s some. I’ve also […]
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This is disgusting but not at all surprising. Moderna’s stock price skyrocketed as much as 30% on Monday after the biotech company announced promising early results for its coronavirus vaccine. As ordinary investors piled in, two insiders were quietly heading for the exits. Moderna’s chief financial officer and chief medical officer executed options and sold […]
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The Decline of Louisiana

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On May 23, 2020
The loss of the Louisiana marshes is not only an ecological disaster of truly horrible implications, but also seriously threatens the future of New Orleans. And it’s probably too late now to stop its loss. Rising seas are likely to overwhelm the wetlands that line the coast of Louisiana, destroying the protection they offer the […]
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