Glass Wings Blog: America

20 years after U.S. invasion, young Iraqis see signs of hope
21 species removed from endangered list due to extinction, U.S. wildlife officials say
3.3 million US adults displaced by natural disasters in past year – survey
70 years ago, an Anglo-US coup condemned Iran to decades of oppression – but now the people are fighting back
A Big New Report on American Children Is Out. It’s Horrific.
A chapter ends for this historic Asian American bookstore, but its story continues
A decade of declining violence worldwide, except in the USA and Latin America
A Global Web of Chinese Propaganda Leads to a U.S. Tech Mogul
A major ‘fusion breakthrough’ was just officially announced in the US. But what does it actually mean?
A national bullying of the poor: the trouble with America’s bootstrapping myth
A Pristine, 1,200-Acre Texas Preserve Will Open to the Public for the First Time This Week
A surprising number of new wolf packs have suddenly appeared in California
A Third of North America’s Birds Have Vanished
A U.S. judge lectures the government on how academic research works
A US state shelved my book – yet all I was doing was trying to help people live their lives
'A Watershed Moment': California Sues Big Oil Over Decades of Climate Destruction
About 6m across US at risk of extreme weather as over 700,000 without power
After years of mass shootings, the US is still trying to understand gun violence. Why?
AI and the American Smile
Air pollution in US from wildfire smoke is worst in recent recorded history
America And The Nazis, Always Intertwined
American bison reintroduced to northern Mexico helping to fight climate change
The American chestnut tree is coming back. Who is it for?
Americans are spotting more sharks in the water. Here’s why that’s a good thing
Americans bought at least 150m guns in decade since Sandy Hook shooting
Americans Severed Their Connection with Space. And Now We’re Paying the Consequences.
America’s Green Boom Needs More Electricians, and Women Are Stepping Up
America's largest hospital chain has an algorithmic death panel
An activist group is spreading misinformation to stop solar projects in rural America
An Eye-Opening Projection About America’s Clean Energy Future
Archaeology and genomics together with Indigenous knowledge revise the human-horse story in the American West
Atmospheric rivers over California’s wildfire burn scars raise fears of deadly mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like
Australia and the US are firm friends on defence – now let’s turn that into world-beating climate action
Bernie Sanders: ‘Oligarchs run Russia. But guess what? They run the US as well’
Biden administration cancels oil and gas leases in Arctic wildlife refuge
Biden administration invites ordinary citizens to help resettle refugees
Biden administration proposes $106 million for Western salmon and steelhead recovery
Biden Creates Two National Monuments in the Southwest
Biden designates area sacred to tribes as largest national monument of his presidency
Biden designates new national monument surrounding the Grand Canyon, blocking mining
Biden Hands the Covid Response to the Private Market, Endangering Us All
Biden rebukes Trump for saying constitution should be ‘terminated’
Biden restores protections to Alaska's Tongass National Forest
Biden to create monument around the Grand Canyon
Biden to Federal Contractors: Make Plans to Cut Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Biden Unlocks Wind Power In Gulf Of Mexico
Biden uses executive power to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps
Biden Voids Trump-Era Deal to Open Alaskan Wildlife Area
Biden-Harris Administration Invests $660 Million for States to Plug Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells through President’s Investing in America Agenda
Biden-Harris Administration Launches $7 Billion Solar for All Grant Competition to Fund Residential Solar Programs that Lower Energy Costs for Families and Advance Environmental Justice Through Investing in America Agenda
Biden’s Unheralded War on Poverty
‘Britain and the US: How the Oligarchies Posing as Democracies have Been Exposed’
California Leads the Way in Low-Carbon School Meals
California passes right-to-repair act guaranteeing seven years of parts for your phone
California releases final proposal for world-leading climate action plan that drastically reduces fossil fuel dependence, slashes pollution
California seeks federal help for salmon fishers facing ban
California shop owner shot dead over LGBTQ+ Pride flag displayed at store
California Shows an Electric-Car Uprising Headed for the US
California to require half of all heavy trucks sales to be electric by 2035
California’s Devastating Storms Are a Glimpse of the Future
Can Americans Escape Sugar Culture?
Can retiring farmland make California’s Central Valley more equitable?
Can We All Be Like Texas?
Can you trust your ears? AI voice scams rattle US
Canada’s C$80B response to U.S. clean energy push: ‘We will not be left behind’
Celebrating Victories in Europe and South America, the Rights of Nature Movement Plots Strategy in a Time of ‘Crises’
Chart: Solar installations set to break global, US records in 2023
China officials hit by US sanctions over ‘forced assimilation’ of children in Tibet
Citizen-run conservation booms in South America, despite state neglect
Climate change is about to play a big role in government purchases – with vast implications for the US economy
Column: These ‘experts’ sold the U.S. on a disastrous COVID plan, and never paid a professional price
Competition From the US Is Forcing Europe to Up Its Green Game
Conservationists Are Saving America’s Prairies by Selling Them Off
Cooperation with the US could drive Australia’s clean energy shift – but we must act fast
Court dismisses challenge to Biden’s restoration of Utah monuments shrunk by Trump
Covid has left thousands of US children orphans. Few states are addressing the crisis
The Curious Incuriosity of US Immigration Coverage
Dead EV batteries turn to gold with US incentives
Death Valley approaches global heat record as US reels from extreme weather
Deep in Florida, an ‘ecological disaster’ has been reversed—and wildlife is thriving
Denver donates 35 bison to Native American tribes
Did this $72m ‘wave house’ inspire Sydney Opera House? Harry Gesner’s California creation up for sale
Dozens of Museums and Universities Pledge to Return Native American Remains. Few Have Funded the Effort.
The Dutch Recession, The End of American Pandemic Savings, and Why One House Survived the Hawaii Fires
The Eagles - Hotel California - Reimagined on the Traditional Chinese Guzheng | Moyun
The EG.5 COVID variant is spiking in the U.S. Is it time to mask up?
Exclusive: Huge chunk of plants, animals in U.S. at risk of extinction
Extreme weather caused 18 disasters in US last year, costing $165bn
The fastest growing metro in the US is looking to a shrinking reservoir to keep the boom going
"The Final Battle": A Road Trip through Trump's America
Florida Department of Health altered data to make vaccines look dangerous
The Florida Neighborhood Hurricanes Can’t Gentrify
Florida schools plan to use only excerpts from Shakespeare to avoid ‘raunchiness’
Florida Turtle Nests Are Recovering. When They Hatch, Expect Mostly Girls.
For Four Years I Was “Randomly Selected”for Special Security Checks at Airports Throughout the U.S.
For Joe Biden, the indictment of Donald Trump carries a heavy responsibility – and a risk
Former Gun Company Executive Explains Roots of America’s Gun Violence Epidemic
The fourth leading cause of death in the US? Cumulative poverty
Fourth of July overshadowed by 16 mass shootings across US
From Nixon to Trump: The Decline of the Common Good in American Politics
Game theory explains why the four day work week is stalled in America
Giant Cracks Emerging Across US Southwest, Scientists Warn
Global Fund partnership achieves record breaking results, with 59 million lives saved since 2002, thanks to U.S. investments
G/O Media Execs Full Speed Ahead On Injecting Half-Cooked ‘AI’ Into A Very Broken US Media
‘Goldilocks’ of Latin America democracy? Uruguay’s model of stability.
Google launches Flood Hub in the U.S., which predicts when rivers will flood and warns people to evacuate
Green Factories Are Changing Minds in More Conservative US States
Grim Study Shows 10 Years of 'Carbon Offsets' in California Had No Climate Benefit
Guess What? Mem Fox’s children’s book was banned in Florida over ‘nudity’ – but bathing is not a sexual act
Heatwave in south and wildfire smoke in north buffet US from both sides
Help End the Long COVID Crisis (U.S. Letter)
Historic investment in urban trees underway across the U.S.
Hollywood is the single best example of mature labor power in America
Hollywood on the picket line – 5 unsung films that put America’s union history on the silver screen
Homeland Security Uses AI Tool to Analyze Social Media of U.S. Citizens and Refugees
How California’s ambitious new climate plan could help speed energy transformation around the world
How Decades of Hard-Earned Protections and Restoration Reversed the Collapse of California’s Treasured Mono Lake
How dirty old used cars from the US and Europe carry on polluting … in Africa – podcast
How disappearance became a global weapon of psychological control, 50 years on from Chile’s US-backed coup
How drought in Central America is pushing up the cost of living in Australia
How El Paso Is Fighting Back Against Book Bans In Texas
How Farmers Used California’s Floods to Revive Underground Aquifers
How Norway Can Help Cure America’s “Range Anxiety”
How Washington State Redefined ‘Homeless’
I Can’t Live in an American City Again
Imagine more dragons: US biotech firm aims to breed tiny Australian lizard that is near extinction
In a First, Wind and Solar Generated More Power Than Coal in U.S.
In a Growing Share of U.S. Marriages, Husbands and Wives Earn About the Same
In a US first, fossil fuel power plant workers will be retrained for offshore wind
In Washington, Students Learn About Climate Change Like Nowhere Else
In win for butterflies and loss for Texas Republicans, feds move to protect rare plant
The Incredible Resurgence of Blue Whales in California Waters
Indigenous Ryukyuans say it’s time for US military to leave
Indigenous voices can be heard without being constitutionally enshrined, just look at the US
Insurers pull back as US climate catastrophes intensify
Is The Inflation Reduction Act Enough To Fuel US Made Electric Vehicles?!
‘It’s just crazy’: Republicans attack US child labor laws as violations rise
I’ve spent 5 years researching the heroic life of Black musician Graham Jackson, but teaching his story could be illegal under laws in Florida and North Dakota
Jimmy Carter: the American president whose commitment to Africa went beyond his term
Joe Biden's Gonna Secretly Replace Your Ceiling Fan With Commie Crystals. Let's Watch!
Journalism fails miserably at explaining what is really happening to America
Ken Burns At 70 Turns His Spotlight On ‘The U.S. And The Holocaust,’ Says “I Won’t Work On A More Important Film”
The ‘kraken’ COVID variant XBB.1.5 is rising quickly in the US – here’s what it could mean for the UK
Landmark US Trial Rules Young People Have a Right to a Clean Environment
Latin America could become this century’s commodity superpower
Latin America poised to become renewable energy giant: report
Leonard Peltier Supporters Walk Over 1,000 Miles To Demand Freedom For Native American Activist
Letters from an American: April 18, 2023
Letters from an American: February 10, 2023
Letters from an American: February 19, 2023
Letters from an American: January 10, 2023
Letters from an American: July 17, 2023
Letters from an American: July 5, 2023
Letters from an American: June 4, 2023
Letters from an American: March 10, 2023
Letters from an American: March 15, 2023
Letters from an American: March 5, 2023 (Sunday)
Letters from an American: May 21, 2023
Letters from an American: May 29, 2023
LG kicks off colossal ramp-up of US factories for EV and grid batteries
The Lie That’s Taught as Truth in Rural America
Lower Klamath River dams set for removal in project touted by California tribal leaders
Made in America: how Biden’s climate package is fuelling the global drive to net zero
Made in the USA: Ramping up clean energy manufacturing
Major Victory for Immigrant Workers in the US
Malaysian Government Asks Interpol To Arrest An American Comedian Over Her Airline Crash Joke
Mangrove Forest Thrives Around What Was Once Latin America's Largest Landfill
Maryland Wants to Be the First US State to Adopt a 4-Day Work Week
Meet America’s Newest Red State: Britain
Michael Bloomberg pumps $500 million into bid to close all US coal plants
Millions in US under warnings as record heat expected to continue next week
Millions under US heat warnings as record temperatures to continue
Mix of pride and pain as Queen Liliʻuokalani's portrait debuts in Washington, D.C.
Modi Supporters' Hate Speech Belies Claims of Indian Democracy During US Visit
‘Momentous:’ US advances largest dam demolition in history
More evidence that humans were in North America over 20,000 years ago
More than 170m Americans under heat alerts as heatwave expands
Motorists in California could soon be paid to convert old cars to electric
Mullet Champ USA: 2023 Kids Top 25
The Myth of the Responsible Gun Owner: An American Nightmare
NAACP issues travel advisory for Florida, says state "has become hostile to Black Americans"
NAACP’s Florida Travel Advisory: What Is It Good For?
Nearly 400 Scientists Tell Biden to 'Embrace Demands of the March to End Fossil Fuels'
Nearly half of US honeybee colonies died last year. Struggling beekeepers stabilize population
The New American Nazism
New studies find millions of young nonbinary and transgender Americans
Niger coup: Military takeover is a setback for democracy and US interests in West Africa
Niger junta cancels France military ties as Biden calls for Bazoum’s release
Nothing Defines America’s Social Divide Like a College Education
Ocean heat around Florida is ‘unprecedented,’ and scientists are warning of major impacts
Over 25 GW of solar is actively being constructed in the U.S.
Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across US
Penguin Random House, PEN America, authors and parents sue Florida county for removing books on race and LGBTQ themes
‘People are happier in a walkable neighborhood’: the US community that banned cars
‘People need to be riled up’: meteorologist names US heatwaves after oil and gas giants
Peter Paul & Mary Talk about The March On Washington & Sing Songs 1963
"Poverty, By America" by Matthew Desmond review – how the rich keep the poor down
Private opulence, public squalor: How the U.S. helps the rich and hurts the poor
Publisher Deletes Race From Rosa Parks Story for Florida
Puerto Rico has been part of the US for 125 years, but its future remains contested
Record heatwave persists in US as 130 million under alerts in 22 states
Report Finds Investments in U.S. Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Reach $120 Billion, Create 143,000 New Jobs
Ron DeSantis and the Third Wave of American Fascism
RWDS: A Massacre in Texas and a Warning to Us All
Sales of electric vehicles in the US are accelerating
Short selling Adani: how an obscure US firm profited from triggering the Indian giant’s price plunge
‘Six times the size of Yosemite’: the new tribal sanctuary off the super-rich California coast
Something for Nothing? How Growing Rent-seeking is at the Heart of America’s Economic Troubles
The South is building the most vibrant EV and battery hub in the US
South Korea has almost zero food waste. Here’s what the US can learn
Street-racing in Nissan Leaf, EV enthusiast pushes Texans to go electric
Streets of purple haze: how the South American jacaranda became a symbol of Australian spring
Suddenly, the US is a climate policy trendsetter
Surprise! Electric cars are already making California healthier
Tens of millions under air quality alerts in US as Canada fire smoke drifts south
Texans came together to save more than 1,500 bats from wintery doom
The Texas Shrimper Holding Industrial Polluters Accountable
Texas Utility Will Close Remaining Coal-Fired Units
‘This is a part of history’: Kyiv citizens delighted by Joe Biden’s surprise visit
Three weeks and 39 mass shootings. This is America in 2023.
Tina Turner 'Nutbush' flash mob at Australian US Embassy
Today, California is hammered by extreme weather. Tomorrow, it could be your area
Tony Bennett: the timeless visionary who, with a nod to America’s musical heritage, embraced the future
Tropical Storm Hilary pounds Southern California with heavy rain, flash flooding
The True Face Of America
Trump is undermining the entire US judicial system with another big lie
Universal ‘chasing arrows’ recycling symbol could be dumped in US
'Unusual' Mystery of Dead Whales Washing Up on US Coast May Be Solved
The U.S. at a crossroads: How Donald Trump is criminalizing American politics
US behind more than a third of global oil and gas expansion plans, report finds
U.S. Circuit Court Rules in Favor of the Seneca Nation in Case Against State of New York
US clean energy drive fuels shortage of engineers in Australia
US climate envoy meets Chinese counterpart on hottest ever day in China
U.S. coal generation falls to record first-quarter low
US condemns arrest of WSJ journalist as Russia accused of ‘hostage taking’
US debt default could trigger dollar’s collapse – and severely erode America’s political and economic might
US decides to rejoin UNESCO and pay back dues, to counter Chinese influence
US dispatches warships after China and Russia send naval patrol near Alaska
US DOI Takes Action to Strengthen Endangered Species Protections
US Electric Car Sales Increased 65% In 2022
US firm to bid to turn DRC oil permits in Virunga park into conservation projects
The US is about to blow up a fake warship in the South China Sea – but naval rivalry with Beijing is very real and growing
The U.S. is on track to close half of its coal-fired generation capacity by 2026
The US just issued the world’s strongest action yet on regulating AI. Here’s what to expect
US LGBT nightclub shooting shows why Australia must reform hate crime laws
US military plans to unleash thousands of autonomous war robots over next two years
US Native American tribes seek to reintroduce indigenous wildlife
US neo-Nazi accused of sniper plot appears to have shared instructions with Australian far-right figures
US Postal Service honors civil rights leader, Ponca tribe Chief Standing Bear, with stamp
The U.S. Promised Tribes They Would Always Have Fish, but the Fish They Have Pose Toxic Risks
US rolls out funding for wildlife crossings along busy roads
U.S. says Russia is laying the groundwork to attack civilian ships and blame Ukraine
U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with Transgender Refugee, Affirming Her Identity in Historic Ruling
US teacher faces sacking after reading Australian children’s book to class
US to cancel Alaska oil, gas leases issued under Trump
U.S. to restore more bison herds on tribal lands by tapping Indigenous knowledge
U.S. Wind Power Just Crossed an Important Milestone
Victory: Biden Administration Protects Chaco Canyon Cultural Landscape
Washington Becomes 10th State To Give Fleeing Trans People Protection From Other States
‘We did it so badly … it’s now backfired’: women and minority US forces reflect on the invasion of Iraq – now 20 years ago
West Texas Oil Country Is Revealing a Sky Full of Stars
Whale of a time: pod of 30 orcas bring killer moves to a California bay
Whaleback Pack Delivers California’s Largest Known Wolf Litter in Over 100 Years
What Comes Next for the Most Empty Downtown in America
What does Trump’s indictment mean for his political future – and the strength of US democracy?
What Florida Doesn’t Want You to Know About Its Book Bans
What Incels, The Red Pill, And Nazis Teach Us About US High Schools
What Will ‘Weather Whiplash’ Mean for California?
What would America be like with 'Dear Leader' in 2024?
Why AI detectors think the US Constitution was written by AI
Why American Life Is So Bleak
Why Democracy’s Broken in America (and Britain)
Why Didn’t America Become Part of the Modern World?
Why Texas animals have dedicated crossings throughout the state now
Why the Age of American Progress Ended
Why the GOP Wants to Tear America Apart
Why ‘wokeness’ has become the latest battlefront for white conservatives in America
(Why) Yesterday Was a Very Good Day for America’s Democracy
Wind and solar energy saved Texans $11 billion in 2022
Winning the right to abortion: the revolution of Latin American women
‘Winter is disappearing’: South America hit by ‘brutal’ unseasonal heatwave
With remote work here to stay, cities around America are faced with a difficult challenge.
Without Pushback, Biden Goes Full Trump on Immigration
‘Your heart races a bit’: US weather man threatened with death for mentioning climate crisis
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