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Australia's delivery deaths: the riders who never made it and the families left behind

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:15:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/21/australias-delivery-deaths-the-riders-who-never-made-it-and-the-families-left-behind>

"Three food delivery riders recently died on the job, and their families
are left with uncertain futures, and many questions"

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‘Pandemics Come in Predictable Cycles. If I’m the Smartest Guy in the Room, We’re in Big Trouble’

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:13:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://getpocket.com/explore/item/max-brooks-pandemics-come-in-predictable-cycles-if-i-m-the-smartest-guy-in-the-room-we-re-in-big>

"World War Z author, Max Brooks, talks about how science fiction
turned him into a disaster expert, Donald Trump, and growing up with
parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft."

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This Is Neoliberalism

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:11:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&list=PLATIVW2S3zKMbVlnAHAPR0sHZisHJl4fd&v=myH3gg5o0t0>

"If you've ever wanted to understand what neoliberalism is, this is the
series for you.

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“Shameful”: Victoria follows South Australia and imposes electric car road tax

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:40:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thedriven.io/2020/11/21/shameful-victoria-follows-south-australia-and-imposes-electric-car-road-tax/>

"The Victorian Labor government has followed the example of the South
Australia Liberal government and announced the imposition of an electric
vehicle road tax from July next year.

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A destructive legacy: Trump bids for final hack at environmental protections

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:38:34 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/21/trump-environmental-protections-rollback-climate-crisis>

"Donald Trump is using the dying embers of his US presidency to hastily
push through a procession of environmental protection rollbacks that
critics claim will cement his legacy as an unusually destructive force

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Set the elephants free

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:36:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nepalitimes.com/banner/set-the-elephants-free/

"Humans and elephants have shared environments for thousands of years,
but what might surprise readers is that a quarter of the world’s Asian
elephants live in captivity.

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The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:06:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/19/world/first-global-map-bee-species-scn-trnd/index.html>

"(CNN) More than 20,000 species of bee exist throughout the world -- and
they are dying, thanks to climate change, pesticide poisoning and plant
loss.

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Iconic Puerto Rico telescope to be dismantled amid collapse fears

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:04:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55008567

"The iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico is to be dismantled
amid safety fears, officials have announced.

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Electric Ferrari - time to give classic cars a new lease of life? | 100% Independent, 100% Electric

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:03:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zGGypnauxE

"This might look like a classic red Ferrari 308 GTS but it has one
little secret - its 100% electric.

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Friday essay: how many climate crisis books will it take to save the planet?

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:23:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-how-many-climate-crisis-books-will-it-take-to-save-the-planet-149529>

"The incoming tide of new books makes me reflect and wonder whether
writing still more books about climate change is a waste of precious
time. When the UN is calling for governments to act to achieve carbon

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