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We know heatwaves kill animals. But new research shows the survivors don’t get off scot-free

Sat, 2 Jul 2022 06:56:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/we-know-heatwaves-kill-animals-but-new-research-shows-the-survivors-dont-get-off-scot-free-184645>

"Extreme heat waves can cause birds and mammals to die en masse. But it’s more
common for an animal to experience relatively mild heat stress that doesn’t
kill it. Our new findings suggest that unfortunately, these individuals can

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‘Everything has gone’: a world-first study looks at what happens when MPs lose their seats

Sat, 2 Jul 2022 06:55:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/everything-has-gone-a-world-first-study-looks-at-what-happens-when-mps-lose-their-seats-184452>

"As counting winds up for the 2022 election, many former MPs are beginning a
whole new life beyond parliament.

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‘All these people with lived experience are not being heard’: what family violence survivors want policy makers to know

Sat, 2 Jul 2022 06:54:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/all-these-people-with-lived-experience-are-not-being-heard-what-family-violence-survivors-want-policy-makers-to-know-180872>

"For a long time, policy makers and legislators seeking to address the problem
of domestic and family violence have sought higher penalties and tougher laws.
But when it comes to finding practical solutions to this complex problem, the

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The kids are not ok

Sat, 2 Jul 2022 06:53:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://jksteinberger.medium.com/the-kids-are-not-ok-c518fffb475

"Today I went to give a climate talk at my old high school in Geneva — and was
given a masterclass in our failings. This is the story of a day that shook me
up.

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愛猫ギネスと窓拭きおじさん⑥①

Sat, 2 Jul 2022 06:52:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
My cat Guinness and uncle window cleaning ⑥ ①
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGMdDUCVbQM

Via Muse, who wrote "ZOMG!!! TEH CUTE METER IS SPINNING WILDLY!!! (especially
cute at the end!)"

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‘What matters is hope, freedom and saying who you are.’ What LGBTQ+ people with intellectual disabilities want everyone to know

Fri, 1 Jul 2022 19:03:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/what-matters-is-hope-freedom-and-saying-who-you-are-what-lgbtq-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-want-everyone-to-know-184555>

"They are a group often overlooked, described as “invisible”, or perhaps
assumed not to exist at all.

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Anna Chojnicka: Bruising bananas to create elaborate works of art

Fri, 1 Jul 2022 19:02:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-london-61747295

"Artist Anna Chojnicka has shied away from traditional canvas in favour of...
bananas. The north London artist bruises the skin to create elaborate drawings
that she shares daily on her social media.

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One of Australia’s tiniest mammals is heading for extinction – but you can help

Fri, 1 Jul 2022 19:01:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/one-of-australias-tiniest-mammals-is-heading-for-extinction-but-you-can-help-183233>

"They weigh around 15 grams, the same as a 50 cent coin. They devour vast
quantities of insects. And they’re in real trouble.

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Edtech is treating students like products. Here’s how we can protect children’s digital rights

Fri, 1 Jul 2022 19:00:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/edtech-is-treating-students-like-products-heres-how-we-can-protect-childrens-digital-rights-184312>

"Schools’ use of educational technologies (edtech) grew exponentially at the
height of COVID lockdowns. A recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has exposed
children’s rights violations by providers of edtech endorsed by governments in

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Alien species are moving across oceans faster: climate change will accelerate this

Fri, 1 Jul 2022 18:59:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/alien-species-are-moving-across-oceans-faster-climate-change-will-accelerate-this-184415>

"Oceans and coastlines have been subjected to human use for centuries. But the
effects of human activity on the oceans are now more extensive, with the
resulting changes happening more rapidly than ever before.

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