Glass Wings Blog: America

11 Asian, S American nations sign declaration to save rare river dolphins
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
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 California lake has enough lithium to power 375 million EVs
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 group of political ‘assassins’ is quietly threatening American democracy, a new book says
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 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 living in their cars are finding refuge in ‘safe parking lots’
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
Any Nation That Protects Bodily Autonomy for Women Is Better Than the US
Archaeology and genomics together with Indigenous knowledge revise the human-horse story in the American West
Argentina’s Brexit: why new president Milei is threatening to pull out of South America’s common market
Australian students handed ‘wellbeing shots’ made by subsidiary of British American Tobacco – as experts fear new front in health wars
Bernie Sanders: ‘Oligarchs run Russia. But guess what? They run the US as well’
Biden Administration Announces Rule to Cut Millions of Tons of Methane Emissions
Biden administration cancels oil and gas leases in Arctic wildlife refuge
The Biden administration is encouraging the conversion of empty office space to affordable housing
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 to create monument around the Grand Canyon
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 $8 billion quest to solve America’s groundwater crisis
Biden’s burden: four percentage points, a struggling economy and a fragile democracy
Biden’s Unheralded War on Poverty
Bison return to Texas Indigenous lands, reconnecting tribes to their roots
Bringing back California's redwood forests
‘Britain and the US: How the Oligarchies Posing as Democracies have Been Exposed’
BYD ATTO 3 Now Available In 50+ Countries, Neta Auto Enters Central & South America
California Leads the Way in Low-Carbon School Meals
California mountain lion population is thousands fewer than previously estimated
California passes right-to-repair act guaranteeing seven years of parts for your phone
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
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’
Chart: Solar installations set to break global, US records in 2023
China officials hit by US sanctions over ‘forced assimilation’ of children in Tibet
Cities must replace harmful lead pipes within 10 years under new Biden administration plan
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
Coal use at U.S. power plants continues downward spiral; full impact on mines to be felt in 2024
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
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
Deep-seated inequality is fuelling an escalation of violence across Latin America
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?
EIA Says 40 Percent of US Electricity Is Now Emission-Free for the First Time
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
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 Austin to Anchorage, U.S. cities opt to ditch their off-street parking minimums
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
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)
The hidden culprit driving America’s apocalypse of boarded-up storefronts
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 America Gets Freedom Wrong
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 the oligarchy shrank America’s middle class (Why American capitalism is so rotten, Part 8)
How Washington State Redefined ‘Homeless’
I Can’t Live in an American City Again
I drove 6,000 miles across the US in an EV. Here’s what I learned
I Made the Most Banned Book in America
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 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 America enduring a ‘slow civil war’? Jeff Sharlet visits Trump rallies, a celebrity megachurch and the manosphere to find out
Is The Inflation Reduction Act Enough To Fuel US Made Electric Vehicles?!
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 to support Haudenosaunee Nationals
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”
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
Leading ‘Save The Kids!’ Advocate Pushing Absolutely Dangerous ‘Protect The California’ Ballot Initiative That Will Do Real Harm To Children
Letter to America: A Rewilding
Letters from an American: April 18, 2023
Letters from an American: December 17, 2023
Letters from an American: December 8, 2023
Letters from an American: February 19, 2023
Letters from an American: January 13, 2024
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
Letters from an American: November 20, 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 Cities on The US East Coast Are Sinking Faster, Scientists Warn
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
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
More evidence that humans were in North America over 20,000 years ago
More states are banning plastic bags. Florida is not among them
More than 170m Americans under heat alerts as heatwave expands
The Movement to ‘Make America Rake Again’
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?
Native Americans are building their own solar farms
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 York just made the largest state renewables investment in US history
Newsletter: COVID still rages, and the Biden administration isn’t helping
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
Northeast Corridor secures $US 16.4bn in US federal government funding
Nothing Defines America’s Social Divide Like a College Education
Number of sea turtle nests on Florida coasts exploding, even tripling in some regions, conservationists say
Ocean heat around Florida is ‘unprecedented,’ and scientists are warning of major impacts
Opinion: U.S. faces biggest COVID wave since omicron. Why are we ignoring?
Over 25 GW of solar is actively being constructed in the U.S.
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
The Pernicious Myth of Meritocracy (Why American capitalism is so rotten, Part 5)
Peter Paul & Mary Talk about The March On Washington & Sing Songs 1963
Pink to Give Away Banned Books at Florida Tour Stops
Policy experts, scientists, disability groups urge Biden to address the Long Covid crisis
"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
Recognizing fake news now a required subject in California schools
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
Revealed: US utility firms offer builders cash and trips to fit new homes with gas appliances
Rivian R1T is the first EV to win the longest off-road competition in the US
RWDS: A Massacre in Texas and a Warning to Us All
Sales of electric vehicles in the US are accelerating
‘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
Star Trek: The Deep Space Nine episode that predicted a US crisis
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
Teens wrote plays about gun violence — now they are being staged around the U.S.
Tens of millions under air quality alerts in US as Canada fire smoke drifts south
The Texas Shrimper Holding Industrial Polluters Accountable
‘There’s still beauty’: a national park bounces back after California’s biggest single fire
‘This is a part of history’: Kyiv citizens delighted by Joe Biden’s surprise visit
Tina Turner 'Nutbush' flash mob at Australian US Embassy
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
Trump is undermining the entire US judicial system with another big lie
Tyler Austin Harper on How to Fix American Universities
Universal ‘chasing arrows’ recycling symbol could be dumped in US
'Unusual' Mystery of Dead Whales Washing Up on US Coast May Be Solved
US accuses Indian agent of directing plot to assassinate American citizen
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
US buildings kill up to a billion birds a year. These architects want to save them
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 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 election 2024: Trump victory in Iowa caucus not as big as he may have hoped – here’s why Biden still wants him to get GOP nomination
US Electric Car Sales Increased 65% In 2022
US ends year on environmental high with increased pollution inspections and protection for forests
US firm to bid to turn DRC oil permits in Virunga park into conservation projects
US homelessness up 12% to highest reported level as rents soar and coronavirus pandemic aid lapses
The US invented shopping malls, but China is writing their next chapter
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 facing the biggest COVID wave since Omicron. Why are we still playing make-believe?
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 military plans to unleash thousands of autonomous war robots over next two years
US neo-Nazi accused of sniper plot appears to have shared instructions with Australian far-right figures
US oil lobby launches eight-figure ad blitz amid record fossil fuel extraction
US Postal Service honors civil rights leader, Ponca tribe Chief Standing Bear, with stamp
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. solar generation has grown 12x in a decade
US solar sites linked to higher levels of insects
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
US verges on vaccination tipping point, faces thousands of needless deaths: FDA
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
What a U.S.-China Climate Deal Means for COP28
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 would America be like with 'Dear Leader' in 2024?
Whose job will AI replace? Here’s why a clerk in Ethiopia has more to fear than one in California
Why AI detectors think the US Constitution was written by AI
Why American Life Is So Bleak
Why are US politicians so old? And why do they want to stay in office?
Why Didn’t America Become Part of the Modern World?
Why Has America Tolerated Six Illegitimate GOP Presidents?
Why have Americans Embraced So Many Toxic GOP Scams?
Why It's a Tragedy that Adults Rarely Model Accountability in the USA
Why renewed China-US cooperation bodes well for climate action
Why Texas animals have dedicated crossings throughout the state now
Why the GOP Wants to Tear America Apart
Why the US and its partners cannot afford to go soft on support for Ukraine now
Why the World Is Betting Against American Democracy
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 'Origin,' Ava DuVernay illuminates America's racial caste system
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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