Glass Wings Blog: World

3 things a climate scientist wants world leaders to know ahead of COP27
30 Photographs of the Most Beautiful Places in the World
4 ways the world messed up its pandemic response — and 3 fixes to do better next time
52 Blue: The loneliest whale in the world
7 green technologies we need to save the world
8 billion humans: How population growth and climate change are connected as the ‘Anthropocene engine’ transforms the planet
A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record drought
A cut-and-paste attack on electric vehicle batteries and renewables is spanning the globe. But is it right?
A day in the life of (almost) every vending machine in the world
A dire forecast: Scientists used AI to find planet could cross critical warming threshold sooner than expected
A kung-fu kick led researchers to the world’s oldest complete fish fossils – here’s what they found
A lost world returns with a warning
A six-pack of sauvignon: could canned wine help save the planet?
A turbine prototype just broke a 24-hour wind power world record
A Wandering Conservationist’s Quest to Protect the World’s Soil
A year on, Russia’s war on Ukraine threatens to redraw the map of world politics – and 2023 will be crucial
Accounting Tricks Won’t Save the Planet
Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress edged forward at COP27
After COP27, all signs point to world blowing past the 1.5 degrees global warming limit – here’s what we can still do about it
After decades of loss, the world’s largest mangrove forests are set for a comeback
AI Art Is Eating The World, And We Need To Discuss Its Wonders And Dangers
An Immense World (II)
‘An Immense World’ Is a Thrilling Tour of Nonhuman Perception
Animal crossing: world’s biggest wildlife bridge comes to California highway
‘Animism’ recognizes how animals, places and plants have power over humans – and it’s finding renewed interest around the world
Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the world – new research
‘Are we alone in the universe?’: work begins in Western Australia on world’s most powerful radio telescopes
As the world moves to a low carbon economy, has diesel fuel run its course?
As the world searches for safe, low-cost big batteries, an old Australian invention is getting new attention
Astronomers have detected another ‘planet killer’ asteroid. Could we miss one coming our way?
Attacks on Ukraine’s hospitals are deliberate and brutal. The world must respond to these acts of terror
Australia and the US are firm friends on defence – now let’s turn that into world-beating climate action
Australia is poised to be a world leader in offshore wind, but any potential risks to marine life remain poorly regulated
Australian solar giants win “Nobel for engineering” for delivering low cost solar to the world
Australia’s first female journalists reported on wars and human rights around the world – but many died in obscurity
Australia’s loneliest tree is also one of the world’s rarest
AutoFlight completes one of the world’s longest eVTOL flights with its new Gen 4 aircraft
Barbara Ehrenreich never stopped trying to change the world
Beyond net-zero: we should, if we can, cool the planet back to pre-industrial levels
Bucking the trend: Is there a future for ultra long-haul flights in a net zero carbon world?
Bushfire smoke eats up the ozone protecting us from dangerous radiation. The damage will increase as the world heats up
California releases final proposal for world-leading climate action plan that drastically reduces fossil fuel dependence, slashes pollution
Calls by Zelensky and Biden for UN reform are supported by people around the world – new survey
Can seaweed save the world? Well it can certainly help in many ways
Charted: The World’s Working Poor, by Country (1991-2021)
‘Cheaper, better’ Australian solar tiles take on Tesla and the world
China’s population is now inexorably shrinking, bringing forward the day the planet’s population turns down
College Students Made the World’s Fastest Solar-Powered EV. It Just Went 621 Miles on a Single Charge.
COP27: a year on from the Glasgow climate pact, the world is burning more fossil fuels than ever
COP27: Brazil is back on the world stage, Lula tells climate summit
Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault
Could The Whole World Be Powered by Rooftop Solar?
COVID hasn’t taught the world how to beat the next deadly virus
COVID remains a global emergency, the World Health Organization says, but we’re at a transition point. What does this mean?
Decarbonizing the Energy Sector by 2050 Could Save the World $12 Trillion
Diplomacy is essential to a peaceful world, so why did DFAT’s funding go backwards in the budget?
Doomsday bunkers, Mars and ‘The Mindset’: the tech bros trying to outsmart the end of the world
Dumbed-down curriculum means primary students will learn less about the world and nothing about climate
The era of the megalopolis: how the world’s cities are merging
Ethiopia’s war in Tigray risks wiping out centuries of the world’s history
‘Everything has gone’: a world-first study looks at what happens when MPs lose their seats
Experience some of the world’s most beautiful places with Wiki Loves Earth 2022
The fascinating world of Voronoi diagrams
Finland sets world’s most ambitious climate target in law
The First Country in The World Has Given Legal Rights to Individual Wild Animals
The first photograph of the entire globe: 50 years on, Blue Marble still inspires
Five of the world’s tiniest robots
From furry families to fungi: the World Nature Photography awards – in pictures
From radiation to water pollution to cities, humans are now a driver of evolution in the ‘natural’ world – podcast
The Galapagos penguin, one of the world's rarest, sees a glimmer of hope
Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northern-most island’ isn’t the first to be erased from the map
Gliding treefrogs, mini-males and burrowing frogs in trees: why Melanesia is the world’s tropical island frog hotspot
Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report says
Gregory Day’s essays are immersed in the natural world, but think beyond the category of ‘nature writing’
‘Gut-wrenching and infuriating’: why Australia is the world leader in mammal extinctions, and what to do about it
Has the world become less colourful?
Hidden World of Octopus Cities Shows We Must Leave These Sentient Creatures Alone
How Animals Perceive the World
How Business Schools Destroyed Silicon Valley, are Destroying America, and Could Destroy our Planet
How California’s ambitious new climate plan could help speed energy transformation around the world
How did China come to dominate the world of electric cars?
How Giving Up Flying Helped Me Rediscover the World
How Kenya Became the World’s Geothermal Powerhouse
How Many Variants And Deaths Are We Willing To Accept, Before We Protect The Whole World?
How Much Netflix Can the World Absorb?
How Qatar hacked the World Cup
How the ‘Diamond of the Plant World’ Helped Land Plants Evolve
How the world's first electric Porsche ended up in Melbourne via Pennsylvania
How the world's loneliest tree is helping scientists advance climate change research
How to ensure the world’s largest pumped-hydro dam isn’t a disaster for Queensland’s environment
How To Run a Ukrainian IT Business When the World is Falling Apart
How two brothers plan to save the world by packing a whole farm into shipping containers on a Denver used car lot
Hybrid 'Brolar Bears' Could Spread Through The Arctic as The Planet Warms
The hype is out of this world, but mining in space won’t save the Earth
I Looked Into 34 Top Real-World Blockchain Projects So You Don’t Have To
‘I will not’: how Julia Gillard’s words of white-hot anger reverberated around the world
Ice world: Antarctica’s riskiest glacier is under assault from below and losing its grip
iFixit Celebrates 20 Years of Fixing the World
In 10 Years, Australia Will Decide the Fate of Our Planet
In a world first, NASA’s DART mission is about to smash into an asteroid. What will we learn?
In A World Where AI Art Is Cheap And Easy To Generate, Do We Still Need Copyright?
In the rarified world of Jewish letters, a mind-boggling font of Jewish history
Incoming! How UBI could change work (and the world)
Indigenous peoples across the globe are uniquely equipped to deal with the climate crisis - so why are we being left out of these conversations?
The Ingenious Ship That Will Revolutionise The World
The inside story of Recovery: how the world’s largest COVID-19 trial transformed treatment – and what it could do for other diseases
Inside the world’s biggest tech bazaars
Into the ocean twilight zone: how new technology is revealing the secrets of an under-researched undersea world
IPCC finds the world has its best chance yet to slash emissions – if it seizes the opportunity
Iran protest at enforced hijab sparks online debate and feminist calls for action across Arab world
Is This the World’s Most Eco-Friendly Landfill?
Landsat turns 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world
The latest polio cases have put the world on alert. Here’s what this means for Australia and people travelling overseas
Let’s show a bit of love for the lillipilly. This humble plant forms the world’s largest genus of trees – and should be an Australian icon
Limited Liability Is a Scam That Allows Corporations To Loot Your Planet and the Economy
Limits to Growth at 50: the groundbreaking study that failed to change the world
Living Planet Report 2022
The living world above our heads: how city trees help shape biodiversity
Losing the natural world comes with major risks for your super fund and bank
Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world’s poorest countries?
Mad world: global flashpoints to watch in 2023 in the era of ‘polycrisis’
The magic of touch: how deafblind people taught us to ‘see’ the world differently during COVID
‘Matter of national destiny’: China’s energy crisis sees the world’s top emitter investing in more coal
Measles: why the World Health Organization has declared it an ‘imminent global threat’
Meet the world’s largest plant: a single seagrass clone stretching 180 km in Western Australia’s Shark Bay
Michelle Yeoh honoured with doctorate by AFI: 'You have made my mother the happiest mother in the world today'
MIT’s New Battery Will Change The World
Monkeypox: World Health Organization declares it a global health emergency – here’s what that means
The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
Move Fast and Break the Planet
Murdoch Free World
New boosters add limited protection against Covid-19 illness, first real-world study shows
New malaria vaccine is world-changing, say scientists
New passport rankings show that the world is opening up – but not for everyone
Nikon Small World in Motion winners transport you to a tiny dimension
‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world
No wonder no one wants to be a teacher: world-first study looks at 65,000 news articles about Australian teachers
“Not a single year to lose:” Auto industry is pushing world well beyond 1.5°C
Number of populist world leaders at 20-year low
The oldest DNA ever found reveals a snapshot of a vanished world
‘One of the most progressive and environmentally conscious legal texts on the planet’: Chile’s proposed constitution and its lessons for Australia
One of World’s Priciest Cities Turbocharges Affordable Housing
Open Food Facts - World
Over 1,000 scientists from around the world take to the streets in week-long climate protests
Palau's world-first 'good traveller' incentive
Panama Enacts a Rights of Nature Law, Guaranteeing the Natural World’s ‘Right to Exist, Persist and Regenerate’
Parts of The World Now Have Drought Patterns That Haven't Been Seen in 1,200 Years
People Are Loving the World’s Biggest Four-Day Workweek Trial—and They’re Just as Productive
Pollutionwatch: wood fires are bad for planet, more evidence shows
Preparing Students for a World that No Longer Exists
Publishers vs the Internet Archive: why the world’s biggest online library is in court over digital book lending
Qatar World Cup ambassador criticised for ‘harmful’ homosexuality comments
Race and erasure: why the world’s other humanitarian crises don’t see the same response as Ukraine
Rare rhinos dodge poachers in world's top reserve for first time since 1977
Rather Than Making The Internet Safe For Kids, Make Your Kids Safe For The Real World
Relax, it’s just a ringlight for kids. Toys like the ‘vlogger set’ prepare them for a digital world
Ring discovered around dwarf planet Quaoar confounds theories
Russian Prisoner of War Says He Joined Army to Pay Off ‘World of Tanks’ Debt
Ryan North’s ‘How to Take Over the World’
Saving the world is cheaper than ruining it - April 15, 2022
The scariest metric of the climate change era: Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
Scientists have just told us how to solve the climate crisis – will the world listen?
Scotland Is Poised to Become the World’s First “Rewilding Nation”
Singapore's dengue 'emergency' is a climate change omen for the world
Spare a thought for air-conditioning repair people. As the planet warms, they’re really up against it
‘Strange World’ Is Disney’s First Animated Movie With a Gay Lead. Why Is It Being Buried?
Synthetic futures: my journey into the emotional, poetic world of AI art making
Tasmania Becomes Third in the World to Reach Negative Carbon
Ten facts humanity must face if it wants to survive on a livable planet
Thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape, driven by a hidden world of changes beneath the surface as the climate warms
There’s a huge surge in solar production under way – and Australia could show the world how to use it
There's a new call in Australia to ban petrol car sales. How do we compare to the rest of the world?
These 5 spectacular impact craters on Earth highlight our planet’s wild history
These are the most magnificent green buildings around the world
These stunning satellite images look like abstract art – and they reveal much about our planet
Thinking of having a baby as the planet collapses? First, ask yourself 5 big ethical questions
This Hubble Anniversary Pic of Unusual Galaxies Is Out-of-This-World Gorgeous
This Is How Much Fossil Fuel The World Is Sitting on, And It's a Time Bomb
TikTok is teaching the world about autism – but is it empowering autistic people or pigeonholing them?
Tiny satellites are changing the way we explore our planet and beyond
To reach net zero the world still needs mining. After 26 years, here’s what I’ve learned about this ‘evil’ industry
Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in toilet paper around the world
Troubling new research shows warm waters rushing towards the world’s biggest ice sheet in Antarctica
Ultra-processed foods are trashing our health – and the planet
UN Security Council is powerless to help Ukraine – but it’s working as designed to prevent World War III
Uncovering the genetic basis of mental illness requires data and tools that aren’t just based on white people – this international team is collecting DNA samples around the globe
US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster
The US government is trying to stop the merger of two of the world’s biggest publishers – but will it help authors?
Vegetarian diets may be better for the planet – but the Mediterranean diet is the one omnivores will actually adopt
‘Victory for the planet’: South African court revokes Shell’s oil and gas exploration rights
Video Games Are Giving Up On The Idea That We Can Save The World
We Could Have Saved Our World, but the Solution Was Too Expensive
We created the world’s first donkey embryo using IVF in a bid to save species from extinction
What do we owe future generations? And what can we do to make their world a better place?
What does climate change mean for extreme waves? In 80% of the world, we don’t really know
What Europe showed the world about renewable energy
"When the World Turns" is a profoundly moving theatrical experience for children with complex disabilities
Where are all the ants? World-first ‘treasure map’ reveals hotspots for rare species
Where Change Is Coming for LGBTQ Rights Around the World
Where We'll End Up Living as the Planet Burns
Who owns Einstein? The battle for the world’s most famous face
Why ‘best before’ food labelling is not best for the planet or your budget
Why the world's most luxury EV converter is building a rubbish truck!
Why we fight: Ukraine, Russia, and the future world order
World Cup 2022: Fifa’s clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own guidance on human rights
The world doesn’t care about swings in marginal seats. Climate action must spearhead a new Australian foreign policy
World EV road trip reveals an Australian market in the slow lane
World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns
The world finally has its first ‘parastronaut’. Can we expect anyone to be able to go to space one day?
World Happiness Report Reveals an Inspiring Benefit That Came Out of The Pandemic
The world installed 174GW of solar in 2021 and is on track to deploy 260GW by end of 2022 – IEA
The World Is Awful. The World Is Much Better. The World Can Be Much Better.
The World Is Going to Lose The Leap Second. Here's Why
World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds
World squanders “green recovery” as renewables dwarfed by huge fossil fuel subsidies
World-first flexible export limits are coming to rooftop solar. Here's how they work
The world’s affluent must start eating local food to tackle the climate crisis, new research shows
The World’s Biggest 4-Day Work Week Pilot Just Launched in the UK
The World's Biggest Infectious Killer Regains Its Deadly Lead
The world’s carbon price is a fraction of what we need – because only a fifth of global emissions are priced
The world’s energy situation is not as terrible as you might expect
World's First Classical Chinese Programming Language
The World's FIRST Commercial Electric Plane - Robert takes to the skies!
The world's first hydrogen-powered passenger trains are here
World's first 'sand battery' can store heat at 500C for months at a time. Could it work in Australia?
World's largest container line is rerouting its fleet to avoid collisions with endangered blue whales, the largest animals on earth
The World’s Largest Four-Day Work Week Experiment Reveals Increase in Employee Wellbeing
The World’s Oldest Restaurant Has Been in Operation for Over 1200 Years
Young Rohingya refugees are helping to turn world’s largest camp green
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