Glass Wings Blog: July 2019

Real Native history in a video game: An Indigenous take on The Oregon Trail

Mon, 1 Jul 2019 22:41:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/lifestyle/real-native-history-in-a-video-game-an-indigenous-take-on-the-oregon-trail-t0HHVelCr0uBAsBE64jumQ/>

"20 Indigenous writers and music by Supaman and Michael Charette combine
efforts to create a decision-based roleplaying game, 'When Rivers Were
Trails'"

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Thin Yet Repairable Devices: HP Proves They Exist

Mon, 1 Jul 2019 22:45:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.ifixit.com/News/hp-makes-the-modern-repairable-devices-you-might-have-forgotten-existed>

"Most of your time pursuing your passions, you wade through so much
mediocrity, so little excitement, you become numb to disappointment. But
then you catch that one great moment that ensures you come back for more."

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Marble Machine X Plays Drums!

Mon, 1 Jul 2019 22:46:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isosWOzmbe0

Almost there! It’s really coming together now.

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Universal Music Cashed In On Insurance After It Let Thousands Of Master Recordings Burn... And Didn't Give Any To Artists

Mon, 1 Jul 2019 22:49:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190622/00214242448/universal-music-cashed-insurance-after-it-let-thousands-master-recordings-burn-didnt-give-any-to-artists.shtml>

This is truly horriffic:

"Among the incinerated Decca masters were recordings by titanic figures

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Notes on Excessive Wealth Disorder

Tue, 2 Jul 2019 23:53:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/22/opinion/notes-on-excessive-wealth-disorder.html>

"In a couple of days I’m going to be participating in an Economic Policy
Institute conference on “excessive wealth disorder” — the problems and
dangers created by extreme concentration of income and wealth at the

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The London Zoo is hosting a Pride celebration for its same-sex penguin couples

Tue, 2 Jul 2019 23:54:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.insider.com/zsl-london-zoo-hosting-pride-celebration-for-same-sex-penguin-couples-2019-6>

"London Zoo is paying homage to same-sex penguin couples for a
celebration being held during the capital's Pride weekend."

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When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg: 'Hope is contagious'

Tue, 2 Jul 2019 23:54:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/29/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-met-greta-thunberg-hope-contagious-climate>

"One is America’s youngest-ever congresswoman, the other a Swedish
schoolgirl. Two of the most powerful voices on the climate speak for the
first time"

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How Republicans killed Oregon’s climate crisis bill – by fleeing the state

Tue, 2 Jul 2019 23:56:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/28/how-republican-senators-killed-oregons-climate-crisis-bill>

"Oregon politics has been thrown into chaos for more than a week after
Republican legislators fled the state and took refuge in neighboring
Idaho. As police were ordered to bring them home, rightwing militia

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The "3.5% rule": How a small minority can change the world

Wed, 3 Jul 2019 23:57:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190513-it-only-takes-35-of-people-to-change-the-world>

"Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts –
and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never
failed to bring about change."

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Seven Worlds, One Planet: Extended Trailer (ft Sia and Hans Zimmer) | New David Attenborough Series

Wed, 3 Jul 2019 23:58:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlFRPkT-hVc

"Seven continents, all unique. Seven Worlds, One Planet is the latest
natural history landmark from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit,
narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The series will showcase the rich

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'It is not a pipe dream': five things Australia could do now to end poverty

Wed, 3 Jul 2019 23:59:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/01/it-is-not-a-pipe-dream-five-things-australia-could-do-now-to-end-poverty>

"In New Zealand and Canada, poverty rates are falling dramatically. What
would it take to lift the forgotten Australians living in poverty?"

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Sandra Boynton is tweaking some of her beloved children’s books. But why mess with perfection?

Thu, 4 Jul 2019 22:28:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/sandra-boynton-is-changing-some-of-her-beloved-childrens-books-but-why-mess-with-perfection/2019/06/27/9447026e-9457-11e9-b58a-a6a9afaa0e3e_story.html>

"If you’ve been a child, had a child or known a child in the last 40
years, you’ve met a Boynton book. More than likely, you have counted,
sung and ABC-ed along with her bewildered cows, bright pigs and sullen

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'You grow up hating yourself': why child abuse survivors keep – and break – their silence

Thu, 4 Jul 2019 22:30:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/01/you-grow-up-hating-yourself-why-child-abuse-survivors-keep-and-break-their-silence>

"The average victim takes 24 years to reveal their secret and disclosure
is often the key to recovery"

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In the world’s northernmost town, temperatures have risen by 4C, devastating homes, wildlife and even the cemetery. Will the rest of the planet heed its warning?

Thu, 4 Jul 2019 22:31:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/jul/01/its-getting-warmer-wetter-wilder-the-arctic-town-heating-faster-than-anywhere>

"Nowhere on the planet is heating faster. This was the message of a
report commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency, unveiled in
February to a stunned audience in Longyearbyen, the archipelago’s de

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How Economic Inequality Inflicts Real Biological Harm

Sat, 6 Jul 2019 04:02:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-economic-inequality-inflicts-real-biological-harm/>

"Basically, more unequal societies have worse quality of life. Across
countries and among U.S. states, more inequality, independent of
absolute levels of income, predicts higher rates of crime, including

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Scientists 'speechless' at Arctic fox's epic trek

Sat, 6 Jul 2019 04:03:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-48824181

"A young Arctic fox has walked across the ice from Norway's Svalbard
islands to northern Canada in an epic journey, covering 3,506 km (2,176
miles) in 76 days."

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Bonn climate talks: Key outcomes from the June 2019 conference

Sat, 6 Jul 2019 04:06:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://reneweconomy.com.au/bonn-climate-talks-key-outcomes-from-the-june-2019-conference-58045/>

"In her opening speech, UN climate change executive secretary Patricia
Espinosa sent a clear message about the “climate emergency” the world
faces, and emphasised the importance of nations dramatically increasing

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ICANN eliminates .org domain price caps despite lopsided opposition

Sat, 6 Jul 2019 04:08:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/07/icann-eliminates-org-domain-price-caps-despite-lopsided-opposition/>

"To sum up, fewer than 0.07 percent of commenters thought it would be a
good idea to remove the price cap on .org domains, while more than 98
percent opposed the change.

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A new abnormal: It is still 2 minutes to midnight

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 02:50:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/current-time/

"Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of
which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention. These
major threats—nuclear weapons and climate change—were exacerbated this

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Artist Turns Scrap Metal into Delicately Crafted Insect Sculptures

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 02:53:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://mymodernmet.com/scrap-metal-sculpture-insects-by-edouard-martinet/>

"Many children develop a short-lived fascination with bugs, but French
artist Edouard Martinet’s childhood curiosity has stayed with him to
this day. When he was 8 years old, a teacher introduced him to “the

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A Crime by Any Name

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 02:59:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/border-facilities/593239/>

"The Trump administration’s commitment to deterring immigration through
cruelty has made horrifying conditions in detention facilities inevitable."

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The Empire is Crumbling

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 02:59:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thenib.com/america-in-decay

"Rails, waterways, pipes, bridges, airports, electricity, even the
internet – America is falling apart."

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We Should Probably Stop Blaming Technology For The Failings Of Human Beings

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 22:51:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190616/02114442409/we-should-probably-stop-blaming-technology-failings-human-beings.shtml>

[…] "I’m still thinking a lot about how the internet has really held up
a mirror to society, and we don’t really like what we see. But rather
than recognizing that we need to fix society – or some of our political

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After urging land reform I now know the brute power of our billionaire press

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 22:52:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/03/land-reform-brute-power-billionaire-press-attacks>

“The common factor in all these articles is their conflation of the
interests of the ultra-rich with the interests of the middle classes.
While our proposals take aim at the oligarchs, and would improve the

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A SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON - Official Trailer 2 - From Aardman Animations

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 22:55:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRVEm-yrm-k

"Get ready for a close encounter of the furred kind. Watch the brand new
trailer for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon featuring the new track
'Lazy' by The Vaccines and Kylie Minogue. Shaun the Sheep’s highly

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Climate change could be paused by planting trees, researchers say, as they map out available land

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 22:56:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-07-05/climate-change-tree-planting-carbon-dioxide/11267556>

"Now new research published today in Science estimates there's enough
suitable unused land on the globe for reforestation to store around 205
gigatonnes of carbon.

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Bronies learning English in the digital wild

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 23:28:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/44676/23_01_10125-44676.pdf>
(PDF)

"This article reports on fan practices, in English, among an
international community of bronies—adult fans of the animated cartoon My

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DefunctTV: The History of Muppet Babies

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 23:30:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Agx492B4FY

"In this episode of DefunctTV, part 5 of 6 in the Jim Henson miniseries,
Kevin explores the history of the Muppets Take Manhattan, Muppet Babies,
Labyrinth, The Storyteller, and much much more."

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The health impacts of climate change and why calls for action are growing louder

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 23:31:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-07-06/health-impacts-of-climate-change/11282926>

"We tend to think about climate change as an environmental problem.

But it's the impending impacts on our health that have medical experts

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EU research ‘moonshots’ focus on climate crisis

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:50:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-strategy-2050/news/eu-research-moonshots-focus-on-climate-crisis/>

"The European Commission unveiled five flagship research and innovation
“missions” on Thursday (4 July), two of which are directly aimed at
addressing the climate crisis.

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This baby elephant playing and chasing birds is exactly what we need this weekend!

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:54:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://twitter.com/travisakers/status/1147484092516245511

Via Jodi Kaplan.

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Inspired by Singapore’s education system, Bangladeshi migrant worker starts polytechnic

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:57:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/inspired-by-singapore-education-bangladeshi-migrant-polytechnic-11697758>

"He was unable to complete high school, but Joy Sudip Bhadro’s
eye-opening experience here led to a ‘crazy’ dream come true in his
hometown. His story is told in the CNA Insider series, Life After

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Donald Trump wants to be a dictator. It’s not enough just to laugh at him

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 01:43:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/05/donald-trump-dictator-not-enough-laugh>

"Maybe we’re too busy laughing to see it. Perhaps it’s the jokes and
memes that Donald Trump generates in abundance, the gift that keeps on
giving, that blinds us to a chilling fact that we’d rather not face. Put

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One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 01:44:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/07/one-climate-crisis-disaster-happening-every-week-un-warns>

"Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week,
though most draw little international attention and work is urgently
needed to prepare developing countries for the profound impacts, the UN

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How Norway turns criminals into good neighbours

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 01:50:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48885846

"In Norway, the punishment is just to take away someone's liberty. The
other rights stay. Prisoners can vote, they can have access to school,
to health care; they have the same rights as any Norwegian citizen.

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A New Plan for Keeping NASA's Oldest Explorers Going

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 01:52:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7446

"With careful planning and dashes of creativity, engineers have been
able to keep NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flying for nearly 42
years - longer than any other spacecraft in history. To ensure that

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Ben the playing golf cat

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:46:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seVJao4ZXNQ

#caturday

Via Muse.

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The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:47:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-sea-level-rise-california-coast/

"The state has both no time and too much time to act, spiraling into
paralyzing battles over the why, who, when and how. It’s not too late
for Californians to lead the way and plan ahead for sea level rise,

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New Coke Didn’t Fail. It Was Murdered.

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:48:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.motherjones.com/food/2019/07/what-if-weve-all-been-wrong-about-what-killed-new-coke/>

“[New Coke] was done in by a complicated web of interests, a mixture of
cranks and opportunists—a sugar-starved mob of pitchfork-clutching Andy
Rooneys, powered by the thrill of rebellion and an aggrieved sense of

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Government analyst resigns over blocked climate change testimony: reports

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:50:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/452459-government-analyst-resigns-over-blocked-climate-change-testimony>

"A State Department analyst has resigned after White House officials
blocked his written testimony to a congressional panel citing evidence
that climate change poses a national security threat, according to

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Thinking Of Privacy As A Property Right Will End Badly

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 00:25:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190708/11265942540/thinking-privacy-as-property-right-will-end-badly.shtml>

"There are plenty of legitimate reasons (and a few not-so-legitimate
ones) to be concerned about the state of privacy today. But we’re going
to create a lot more problems if the “solution” is to turn your data

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'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 00:27:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5w374/climate-despair-is-making-people-give-up-on-life>

"This is painful," Lertzman said. "It's super painful to be a human
being right now at this point in history." Nonetheless, she added, "We
need to translate our concern—our despair, our anger our feelings—into

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Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants as gift to honeybees

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 00:28:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/bus-stop-plants-green-roof-bees-holland-utrecht-a8997581.html>

"The roofs of hundreds of bus stops have been covered in plants as a
gift to honeybee, by a city in the Netherlands.

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The first socialist

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:05:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://aeon.co/essays/cesare-beccarias-radical-ideas-on-crime-and-punishment>

"Europe was at that time a profoundly hierarchical society, where a few
privileged people ruled over the entire population with an arbitrary and
unaccountable authority. Enlightenment philosophers took inequality to

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Surveillance Cameras Debunk the Bystander Effect

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:06:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/07/bystander-effect-stranger-danger-crime-public-safety-video/593755/>

"A new study uses camera footage to track the frequency of bystander
intervention in heated incidents in Amsterdam; Cape Town; and Lancaster,
England."

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India’s water crisis: alarm bells for Australia, world economy

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:07:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.michaelwest.com.au/indias-water-crisis-alarm-bells-for-australia-world-economy/>

"Despite all the water dumped across southern India in the past 10 days,
the country remains ravaged by drought. In the third week of June,
official figures showed 46 per cent of India was in drought. The country

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VULF SANS /// Font Release Promo

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:25:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJEn7HcpfXE

Now that’s multitalented!

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Baby Dugong Gives Huge Hug To The People Who Saved Her

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 01:29:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/rescued-baby-dugong-snuggles-up-to-rescuers-thailand>

"A baby animal found all alone on a beach has stolen the hearts of so
many people since her rescue in Thailand."

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Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worse

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 01:32:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/arctic-ice-loss-is-worrying-but-the-giant-stirring-in-the-south-could-be-even-worse-119822>

"Antarctica is an icy giant compared to its northern counterpart. The
water frozen in the Greenland ice sheet is equivalent to around 7 metres
of potential sea level rise. In the Antarctic ice sheet there are around

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‘It’s our problem’: Brazilian drama brings Amazon rainforest battle to screen

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 01:33:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jul/13/aruanas-brazil-amazon-rainforest-drama-marcos-nisti>

"Brazil’s telenovelas have a history of shaping public opinion on
current affairs – and this series tackles one of the country’s most
pressing issues: the high-stakes battle over the world’s largest

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'Just a matter of when': the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 01:34:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/14/just-a-matter-of-when-the-20bn-plan-to-power-singapore-with-australian-solar>

"The desert outside Tennant Creek, deep in the Northern Territory, is
not the most obvious place to build and transmit Singapore’s future
electricity supply. Though few in the southern states are yet to take

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The Polyphonic Spree - "Raise Your Head" (feat. The Umbilical Brothers)

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:37:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW-T4aJ4KyQ

"I set out to make a fun music video, and was fortunate enough to have
the right ingredients. The Polyphonic Spree, a 22-piece band dancing
around on stage...are fun. The Umbilical Brothers, a duo of Australian

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Incredible footage shows the moment a manta ray asks a diver for help off Ningaloo Bay

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:38:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/incredible-footage-shows-the-moment-a-manta-ray-asks-a-diver-for-help-off-ningaloo-bay-20190713-p526uo.html>

"A film production company has captured the incredible moment a manta
ray approaches a diver off WA’s Ningaloo Bay to ask for help removing a
hook stuck under its eye."

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How Germany closed its coal industry without sacking a single miner

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:40:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-germany-closed-its-coal-industry-without-sacking-a-single-miner-20190711-p526ez.html>

"After Coal: Can Australia learn from Germany's efforts to end its coal
era while protecting its workers and communities?"

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This Guy Improves Hollywood Movies By Editing His Cat Into Them And The Result Is Hilarious

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:31:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-cat-movies-videos-owl-kitty/

"Cats are known to possess all kinds of talents. They are great at
hunting, excellent at manipulating humans to get treats, and apparently,
they are amazing actors. Well, at least some of them. Meet Lizzy who

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DefunctTV: The Final Jim Henson Hour

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:32:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SfsynRHZK0

"In the final episode of DefunctTV's Jim Henson Series, Jim Henson
passes on, but not before he can make another television show and begin
major negotiation with the Walt Disney Company. Finish the series with a

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America is Dead

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:33:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://johnpavlovitz.com/2019/07/16/america-is-dead/

"Not the America that I idealized as a boy; not the glittering beacon of
equality I imagined it to be through the vaseline-covered lenses of my
maleness and straightness and whiteness; not the star-spangled stuff of

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