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Plus: Reducing medical debt, green hydrogen, and A.I. speech therapy

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Hello, Shit Givers!

Welcome to the second edition of our Monday newsletter (your weekly essay will arrive on Friday!).

I hope you had an awesome long weekend celebrating and reflecting on the future of the labor movement  

The Monday edition of the newsletter is meant to be short and sweet, so let’s get right to it!

This week:

  • 🔥 Solutions to urban heat islands

  • 💊 Medicare price negotiations

  • 📈 Food inflation

  • 💻️ A.I. watermarks

  • And more!

See you next week,

— Willow

This is science for people who give a shit.

Every week, we help 20,000+ humans understand and unfuck the rapidly changing world around us. It feels great, and we’d love for you to join us.

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⚡️ Climate change:

🦠 Health & Bio:

💦 Food & Water:

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Together With Happy Masks

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It’s time to mask up again.

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The best water heater you can buy...

Is a heat pump water heater, of course! Heat your water more efficiently, while also removing a gas appliance from your home.

Brush up on everything you need to know before you make the switch and get our recommendations by clicking the button below.

A Gas of Many Colors

Decarbonization is a huge lift, and electrification isn’t a realistic immediate solution for many industries. Some people are looking at green hydrogen as a clean alternative to fossil fuels instead.

Wait, what is green hydrogen? Read our explainer and get up to speed.

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