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Teaching women and nonbinary folks the art of woodworking

Nov 16, 2022
There aren't enough instructors to keep up with demand at Jess Hirsch's Fireweed Community Woodshop in Minneapolis.
Jess Hirsch turns a bowl from a log, the subject of one of the classes they teach at Fireweed Community Woodshop.
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Paint is still in short supply in the U.S., and more expensive

Sep 19, 2022
Suppliers are prioritizing core products, says the owner of Ryan Amato Painting, but deep colors and clear coats can be hard to get.
Looking for paint in a deep color? That could be a problem.
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"There will always be a need for donor milk,” says leader of a milk bank

Feb 17, 2022
Donated breast milk helps nonlactating mothers provide nutrition to their babies. But the supply is down, and the need is urgent.
The distribution of breast milk, which is perishable, has been disrupted by supply chain problems. Milk banks have called for more women to donate, especially to help vulnerable infants.
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Coal prices are rising, but producers can't keep up with demand

Oct 7, 2021
Coal, far from being phased out in many countries, is a stand-in for natural gas — which is also very expensive right now.
Piles of coal at a Chinese mine. Production of the carbon-intensive fuel has been cut back, contributing to the increase in its price.
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