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Make way for InvestEGGator, the decoy egg shedding light on the illegal trade of wildlife

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:45:14 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.snippetscience.com/make-way-for-the-investeggator-the-decoy-egg-shedding-light-on-the-illegal-trade-of-wildlife>

"“The insatiable human appetite for wildlife products drives species to
extinction, spreads disease and has negative consequences for the
economies of source countries.” Thus opens a recent article , published

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Worried about Earth’s future? Well, the outlook is worse than even scientists can grasp

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:43:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/worried-about-earths-future-well-the-outlook-is-worse-than-even-scientists-can-grasp-153091>

"Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all
is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the
outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.

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Build Your Own Edible Chocolate Bonsai Tree

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:42:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://nerdist.com/article/edible-chocolate-bonsai-tree-diy-kit/

"Japan’s history with Bonsai trees goes back a thousand years, when they
were first introduced there from China. The miniature trees, available
in many forms, connect their owners to nature. But if you’re looking for

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Peak Phosphorus May Be More Alarming Than Climate Change

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:26:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/climate-conscious/peak-phosphorus-may-be-more-alarming-than-climate-change-c6fd0fc69414>

"Seven nations control 90% of the world’s phosphorous supply. Morocco
alone controls 75%, while the U.S., China, and a handful of other
nations each have considerable reserves. The price of phosphorous has

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Over 4,500 manuscripts now online

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:26:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2021/01/over-4500-manuscripts-now-online.html>

"Long-term readers of our blog may know that we periodically publish
lists of our digitised manuscripts, the last of which was published in
July 2020. With the arrival of the New Year and the beginning of a new

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The ‘Shared Psychosis’ of Donald Trump and His Loyalists

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:25:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-shared-psychosis-of-donald-trump-and-his-loyalists/>

"The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building last week,
incited by President Donald Trump, serves as the grimmest moment in one
of the darkest chapters in the nation’s history. Yet the rioters’

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China's treatment of Uighurs amounts to torture, says Dominic Raab

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 05:22:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/chinas-treatment-of-uighurs-amounts-to-torture-dominic-raab>

"China’s treatment of the Uighur people amounts to torture, the British
foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has said as he set out measures
designed to ensure no companies allow the use of forced labour from

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Don’t Toss It, Fix It! Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the “Right to Repair”

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 05:21:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://reasonstobecheerful.world/europe-guarantee-right-to-repair-ifixit/>

"Europe is one of the largest markets in the world, which means that new
EU design guidelines and right to repair mandates could force
manufacturers across the world to make more durable products. The shift

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Vancouver Gave Homeless People $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 05:20:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://reasonstobecheerful.world/vancouver-gave-its-homeless-5800-it-changed-their-lives/>

"Typically, charitable and government efforts to help people like Ray
are conditional on certain behaviors, like getting medical or addictions
treatment, filing monthly reports, or spending on particular services.

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Scientists decry death by 1,000 cuts for world’s insects

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:13:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-insects-light-pollution-invasive-species-99f9dc72a8d805b971ec6d8119b61191>

"The world’s vital insect kingdom is undergoing “death by a thousand
cuts,” the world’s top bug experts said.

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