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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.

Utrecht restores historic canal made into motorway in 1970s

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 06:20:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/14/utrecht-restores-historic-canal-made-into-motorway-in-1970s>

"It is being viewed as the correction of a historic mistake. More than
40 years after parts of the canal that encircled Utrecht’s old town were
concreted over to accommodate a 12-lane motorway, the Dutch city is

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Bridging America’s divides requires a willingness to work together without becoming friends first

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 06:19:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/bridging-americas-divides-requires-a-willingness-to-work-together-without-becoming-friends-first-143648>

"Amid two crises – the pandemic and the national reckoning sparked by
the killing of George Floyd – there have been anguished calls for
Americans to come together across lines of race and partisanship. Change

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‘Air is cleaner than before the Industrial Revolution’: a best case scenario for the climate in 2050

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 06:18:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/15/best-case-scenario-2050-climate-crisis-future-we-choose-christiana-figueres-tom-rivett-carnac>

"It is 2050. We have been successful at halving emissions every decade
since 2020. We are heading for a world that will be no more than 1.5C
warmer by 2100

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Crossing Bridges

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 03:34:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmw-YZCdqQw

"This video is dedicated to the late Member of Congress John Lewis!  We
learn what people often experience when campaigning for social or
environmental change and how that can be expressed through story."

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Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 03:33:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.thenation.com/article/society/publishers-are-taking-the-internet-to-court/>

"The Internet is 31 years old, and in those three short decades the
virtual world we’ve come to depend on has slowly eroded the idea of
private ownership—literally, your right to call your belongings your

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Comedy wildlife photo finalists are every bit as glorious as you'd expect

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 03:32:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://mashable.com/article/comedy-wildlife-photography-awards-2020/

"Earlier this month we got a glimpse of some highly commended entries
from the Wildlife Photography Awards 2020, but there's another
like-minded competition that's a little cheekier: the Comedy Wildlife

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Tens of thousands of fires are pushing the Amazon to a tipping point

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:56:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/10/americas/brazil-amazon-fires-carlos-nobre-intl/index.html>

"Fires continue to rage at high levels through the Amazon in Brazil for
the second consecutive year, raising concerns among scientists that the
rainforest's destruction could eventually reach a point of no return.

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Diversity take to the stage with POWERFUL Black Lives Matter performance | Semi-Finals | BGT 2020

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:55:09 +1000

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

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

"You can't help but watch in awe as Diversity command the stage with a
performance that will be talked about for years to come."

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He was licked by a mountain lion, and instead of getting scared, he was fascinated

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:53:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ogItNMPMs

"For 14 years, David Neils has worked to educate people on mountain
lions in Colorado through trail cam photography."

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How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 05:13:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/how-big-oil-misled-the-public-into-believing-plastic-would-be-recycled>

"NPR and PBS Frontline spent months digging into internal industry
documents and interviewing top former officials. We found that the
industry sold the public on an idea it knew wouldn't work — that the

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