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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Coral Scientists Eye ‘Radical Intervention’ To Save The World’s Reefs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:57:45 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/coral-reefs-intervention-noaa_us_5a7df39fe4b0c6726e133b4f>

"Some of the nation’s leading coral scientists stressed Thursday that
the situation facing coral reefs is nothing short of desperate — and a
drastic cut in global carbon dioxide emissions won’t be enough to

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Devil's Bargain: Why Aerosols Pose a Deadly Climate Change Threat

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:56:33 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/why-aerosols-are-a-deadly-climate-change-threat-w516504>

and also
<https://grist.org/article/geoengineering-climate-change-air-pollution-save-planet/>

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No More Tuna for Japan’s Sushi?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:38:05 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.thenation.com/article/no-more-tuna-for-japans-sushi/

"Japan is the world’s biggest consumer of tuna. Fishermen on the island
of Iki are challenging official policy so as to stop the decline of
Pacific bluefin tuna stocks."

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Mike Godwin Remembers John Perry Barlow

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:37:15 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180208/12170739195/mike-godwin-remembers-john-perry-barlow.shtml>

"EFF disrupted all my inertial, half-formed plans and changed my life
forever. (I didn’t, for example, become a prosecutor.) And John Perry
Barlow was the red-hot beating heart of EFF."

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How a kid cartoonist avoided Scholastic's digital sharecropping trap

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:35:46 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/08/terms-and-conditions-apply.html

"I'm an 8th grade middle school student at a public school in NYC. In my
humanities class we are studying muckraking journalism, and we have an
assignment to write a muckraking article about a modern issue."

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On The Internet, Everyone Is A Creator

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:34:57 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180206/15013739174/internet-everyone-is-creator.shtml>

"The internet has made it so that everyone can be a creator. Internet
platforms have made it so that anyone can create almost any kind of
content they want, they can promote that content, they can distribute

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Full Text of Remarks by Top State Dep’t Official Discharged by Trump’s White House

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:33:57 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.justsecurity.org/37239/full-text-remarks-top-state-dept-official-discharged-trump-white-house-tom-countrymans-powerful-farewell-address/>

"Tom Countryman, who served the nation for 35 years and at the time as
Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and
Nonproliferation, was in Amman booked to fly to an international meeting

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Building A Latino-Muslim Coalition With #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:15:52 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/08/584057034/building-a-latino-muslim-coalition-with-tacotrucksateverymosque>

"The connection between Middle Eastern and Mexican food goes all the way
back to the Moors, and is well-known in culinary circles. Al pastor
tacos are just a pork version of the shawarma spits that Lebanese

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John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:09:56 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/john-perry-barlow-internet-pioneer-1947-2018>

"It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all
know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and
leadership. He always saw the Internet as a fundamental place of

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Conservation stories from the front lines

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:02:25 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2005226>

"In this issue of PLOS Biology, we highlight the deeply human side of
research in a new collection, “Conservation Stories from the Front
Lines.” These narratives present peer-reviewed and robust science but

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