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The world’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower – in pictures

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 12:25:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.positive.news/environment/a-good-turn-the-worlds-tallest-wooden-wind-turbine-tower-in-pictures/>

"From the nation that turned the world on to flatpack furniture and modular
design comes a wind turbine whose green credentials stand head and shoulders
above the rest – because it’s engineered from wood.

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The city where ‘the future has already arrived’

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 12:23:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.positive.news/society/utrecht-the-city-where-the-future-has-already-arrived/>

"What will cities look like a decade from now? Utrecht offers clues as it
takes green living to the next level

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Small Solar Is Driving Biggest Green Market in Latin America

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 12:21:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://about.bnef.com/blog/small-solar-is-driving-biggest-green-market-in-latin-america/>

"Solar installations are set to jump in Brazil – the Latin American giant
accounting for over 80% of the total clean energy investment in the region last
year. The boom is driven by small-scale plants of 5 megawatts or less. These

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Indigenous communities get tech and training on vital early warning systems

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 12:20:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.positive.news/society/indigenous-communities-rainforest-citizen-scientists/>

"Satellite-aided, Indigenous-led climate action is taking place in some of the
most remote rainforests in the world, to help predict the impact of the
changing climate and of deforestation. Communities are being trained up as

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The Big Apple gets a tiny forest: 1,000 native plants coming to New York

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 12:18:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/14/tiny-forest-roosevelt-island-new-york>

"A tiny forest filled with more than 1,000 native plants will spring up in New
York City come April on a 2,700 sq ft plot of land on the southern tip of
Manhattan’s Roosevelt Island.

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The evidence is clear: A liquid-only diet before a colonoscopy is unnecessary

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:16:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.statnews.com/2024/03/19/colonoscopy-preparation-liquid-only-diet-data-gastroenterologists/>

"Since colorectal cancer is on the rise in people younger than age 50, national
guidelines have recently pushed the starting age for colorectal cancer
screening down to 45. We need to spread the word.

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Rewilding Nation declaration call for Scotland as Charter launched

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:15:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://insideecology.com/2024/03/15/rewilding-nation-declaration-call-for-scotland-as-charter-launched/>

"More than 2% of Scotland’s land is now rewilding according to new figures from
the Scottish Rewilding Alliance, as it launches a Rewilding Nation Charter
calling for Scotland to declare itself the world’s first rewilding nation.

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People with hypermobility may be more prone to long Covid, study suggests

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:14:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/mar/19/people-with-hypermobility-may-be-more-prone-to-long-covid-study-suggests>

"People with excessively flexible joints may be at heightened risk of long
Covid and persistent fatigue, research suggests.

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Layoffs and AI sour annual Game Developers Conference: ‘The vibe is rancid’

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:12:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/games/2024/mar/23/game-developer-conference-layoffs-ai-support>

"Despite the sunny spring skies in San Francisco this week, the mood among
nearly 30,000 video game industry professionals was gloomy as they descended
upon the city for the yearly Game Developers Conference (GDC). Some were so

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World’s largest oil companies ‘way off track’ on emissions goals, report finds

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:11:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/22/oil-companies-emissions-goals-report>

"In recent years, virtually all of the world’s largest oil companies have made
splashy climate pledges. But when it comes to actually slashing emissions,
those firms are “way off track”, a new report has found.

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