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Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:40:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/14/re-wild-to-mitigate-the-climate-crisis-urge-leading-scientists>

"Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one
of the most effective and cheapest ways to combat the climate crisis
while also boosting dwindling wildlife populations, a scientific study

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This is what it is like to travel as a stateless person

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:39:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/10/14/refugees-and-exiles-were-in-lockdown-long-before-the-pandemic/>

"Some eight years ago, when I escaped my home country of Eritrea – where
travel is considered a privilege, not a right – and landed at a US
airport, I had wrongly assumed that I could finally reclaim my dignity

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Paper chase: why Kevin Rudd’s call for a royal commission into News Corp may lead nowhere

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:59:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/paper-chase-why-kevin-rudds-call-for-a-royal-commission-into-news-corp-may-lead-nowhere-147996>

"The fact is that in the three mature English-speaking democracies where
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has a dominant presence – the United
States, the United Kingdom and Australia – politics are deeply polarised

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Portugal. The Man - Who’s Gonna Stop Me (feat. “Weird Al” Yankovic) [Official Music Video]

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:57:14 +1100

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

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

“They say barbwire was the death knell of the cowboy. It was the end of
the open range and the end of open pastures. Before the cowboys, for
time immemorial, the indigenous peoples of the Americas looked to the

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Bridge over troubled forests: how Java's slow lorises are creeping back

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:58:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/13/bridge-over-troubled-forests-how-javas-slow-lorises-are-creeping-back-aoe>

"At first, Nekaris had installed some ladder-like bridges between trees
that were used elsewhere in monkey conservation, but the lorises didn’t
take to them. Then she realised that the answer might lie with some of

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'After All, It's Our Money': Global Climate Campaigners Call for Public Banks to Fund Just Recovery and Green Transition

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:54:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/12/after-all-its-our-money-global-climate-campaigners-call-public-banks-fund-just>

"Contrary to the demands of social and environmental justice advocates,
government and financial responses to the pandemic and recession in many
countries to date have continued to prop up the fossil fuel industry

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Millions of face masks are being thrown away during COVID-19. Here’s how to choose the best one for the planet

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 05:46:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/millions-of-face-masks-are-being-thrown-away-during-covid-19-heres-how-to-choose-the-best-one-for-the-planet-147787>

"Face masks are part of our daily lives during the pandemic. Many are
made from plastics and designed to be used just once, which means
thousands of tonnes of extra waste going to landfill.

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'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 05:44:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54485407

"More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries have
signed a letter calling for global action to protect whales, dolphins
and porpoises from extinction.

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New Research Shows the Major Benefits of Giving Money to People Experiencing Homelessness

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 05:42:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/10/new-research-shows-the-major-benefits-of-giving-money-to-people-experiencing-homelessness/>

"New research from Canada is the latest to show that simply giving money
to people living with homelessness helps them tremendously. The
year-long study in British Columbia found that people who were given a

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Did the mayor of this dying California city just spark a universal basic income trend?

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 06:09:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985095/-Youngest-mayor-s-universal-basic-income-experiment-is-inspiring-more-cities-to-try-it>

"In January of 2017, Michael Tubbs of Stockton, California, became the
city’s first Black mayor as well as the youngest person elected to that
office, at age 26. Not long after coming into office, Mayor Tubbs

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