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Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

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Snowden Designs a Device to Warn If Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the NSA’s secrets, he famously asked them put their phones in the fridge to block any radio signals that might be used to silently activate the devices’ microphones or cameras. So it’s fitting that three years later, he’s returned to that smartphone radio surveillance problem. Now Snowden’s attempting to build a solution that’s far more compact than a hotel mini-bar. On Thursday at the MIT Media Lab, Snowden and well-known hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang plan to present designs for a case-like device that wires into your iPhone’s guts to monitor the electrical signals sent to its internal antennas. The aim of that add-on, Huang and Snowden say, is to offer a constant check on whether your phone’s radios are transmitting. They say it’s an infinitely more trustworthy method of knowing your phone’s radios are off than “airplane mode,” which people have shown can be hacked and spoofed.

ANNOUNCING THE DATE of Earth Overshoot Day 2017 Today, World Environment Day, we say “stop!” Stop to Earth Overshoot Day creeping up the calendar year after year, as our global Ecological Footprint expands further beyond what the planet can renew. This year, Earth Overshoot Day will land on August 2. I congratulate Belgian high-schoolers Corneel Nyckees, Amélie van Roey, and Helena van der Gucht, who correctly calculated the date of Earth Overshoot Day 2017 in our Guess the Date Contest. Meet the Ecological Footprint Champions who won the contest here! Currently, carbon emissions make up 60% of humanity’s Ecological Footprint.

Ecosystem services in strategic spatial plans for Melbourne and Stockholm A recent study published in Ecology and Society, has taken a historic look at the role ecosystem services have played in strategic spatial plans from Stockholm and Melbourne. "We looked at the plans, going back to 1929 and scanned them for mentioning of different ecosystem services. In total we went through eight plans for each city," says Cathy Wilkinson, a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and lead author of the study. Similarities and differencesThe team, consisting of researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Beijer Institute and Luleå University of Technology, used a content analysis approach and developed an ecosystem services coding protocol that identified and categorised 39 different ecosystem services (ES). In addition to investigating what ecosystem services were mentioned they also looked at how human-nature relations and discussions about the valuation and trade-off regarding these services were framed.

Strategic Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Services Concept – an Historical Exploration Copyright © 2013 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance. Go to the pdf version of this article The following is the established format for referencing this article: Wilkinson, C., T. Saarne, G. Orocrypt May 1986 – Present CEO US Tax & Financial Ltd. Switzerland Enrolled Agent, MTax, AIA member with over 30 years experience in individual, trust and corporate tax, accounting, financial and retirement planning. Speaks widely on tax and financial matters to other tax professionals, banks, investors, accountants and the general public. Advises US taxpayers how to become compliant through various options including Voluntary Disclosure and surface undeclared funds to the appropriate authorities.

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Reykjavik goes dark for Northern Lights show The lights went out in Reykjavik on Wednesday night to give people a chance to enjoy one of the night sky's most impressive spectacles - the Aurora Borealis. Reykjavik council announced that street lighting would be switched off for an hour in the city centre and several other districts from 22:00 local time, in order to cut out the light pollution that can hamper sky-watching. It also encouraged the capital's residents to join in by turning off their lighting at home. In the event, the Northern Lights' timing was predictably unpredictable, and they didn't materialise until the end of the black-out period, so the council extended it to midnight, Morgunbladid newspaper reports. The city has witnessed some spectacular displays in recent days, as this video by astronomy educator Saever Helgi Bragason shows. It's thanks to the Earth being in the path of the solar wind - a stream of charged particles escaping from the Sun.

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"Tree census" estimates total number of trees on Earth More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it's also trillions fewer than there used to be, a new study concludes. A United Nations-affiliated youth group had a goal of planting one billion trees and Yale forestry researcher Thomas Crowther was asked if planting that many trees would do anything to help combat human-made climate change. Trees capture and store heat-trapping carbon dioxide.

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Carbon-storing Amazon forest is losing its touch The Amazon has long been seen as a life preserver of sorts in the global warming fight, its lush forest storing billions of tons of carbon. But now a paper published in Nature Wednesday says that the Amazon is losing its capacity to serve as a carbon sink. In a 30-year study of the South American tropical forest, an international team found that the Amazon has gone from storing 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year in the 1990s to half that now. As a result, emissions across Latin America have now overtaken the amount of carbon dioxide stored. "The Amazon has been doing us a great service in taking up large part of our CO2 emissions," Roel Brienen, the lead author, from the University of Leeds, told CBS News.