Constantly Walking on Stilts - How One French Community Survived Today, much of the Landes region in southwestern France is a forest. Indeed, it is the largest forest in the country. But over a century ago (the mid-19th century to be exact) the scenery was something quite different. Instead of an area densely covered with pine trees, there was a vast expanse of swampy terrain, as far as the eye could see, with nary a road in sight. Landes, France. The world’s 7.5 billion people, in one chart Our world has never been more connected than it is today. Nearly two-thirds of the world’s population is plugged into the matrix, with over 4.4 billion internet users across multiple device types. We use these devices for work and for play—and social media has altered the way we interact both online and offline. Today’s infographic from Global Web Index compares key generational and regional differences of social media use based on data from nearly 114,000 internet users, highlighting how pervasive social media has become in our lives. Note: China is excluded from the usage data regarding specific social networks and apps. From Age to Age: Social Media by Generation
Mac: Run Panzer Corps on macOS Catalina - Slitherine Since Panzer Corps will not run on macOS Catalina I finally got around to set up my system so that I can dual boot between Catalina and High Sierra. Catalina is for work and everyday tasks and High Sierra is dedicated for Panzer Corps The idea is to keep High Sierra clean, not install anything, not update it, and only use it to play Panzer Corps. Before I upgraded to Catalina I did the below steps on my Mojave install but it is possible you can do it if you have already upgraded to Catalina as well. These mega-projects will transform the world's greatest cities by 2030 Bjarke Ingels Groups' rendering of Europa City in Paris, France.BIG/Carlo Ratti The world is rapidly urbanizing. The United Nations predicts that the number of people living in cities could double by 2050 — to 6.5 billion. To accommodate growing populations, cities like Paris, New York, and Tokyo are building more housing and public resources, including parks, schools, and subways, as part of large redevelopment plans.
Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted Earth’s magnetic north pole has been drifting so much in recent years that scientific estimates are no longer accurate for navigation, prompting the National Centers for Environmental Information to publish updated information nearly a year early. It may sound apocalyptic, but generally speaking, the shift is no cause for alarm. Over the last 780,000 years, fossil records indicate that the poles have moved and switched a number of times, with no recognizable harm to living organisms. In fact, recent geological records even indicate that our magnetic field is weakening, a phenomenon that may or may not lead to geomagnetic pole reversal: the north and south poles could flip. But even if this was the case, it doesn’t mean sudden volcanic outbursts or swarms of earthquake clusters. Life would continue as it is although changes to the magnetic field could have repercussions for smartphones, consumer electronics, and navigation technology.
90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers Over the last decade we have become increasingly alarmed at the amount of plastic in our oceans. More than 8 million tons of it ends up in the ocean every year. If we continue to pollute at this rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. But where does all this plastic waste come from? Witcher Wiki Locations Fortress River port Regis' house and shop Locations Fortress River port Regis' house and shop 2018 Was The Fourth-Hottest Year On Record And The Trend Is Set To Continue We’ve known this is coming, but the latest annual report from NASA and NOAA has confirmed it: 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record. The other four in the top 5 have all been in the last five years. And it’s set to get warmer. 2018, it turns out, broke quite a few records, none of them good.
Plastic Sources Plastics in the marine environment have become a major concern because of their persistence at sea, and adverse consequences to marine life and potentially human health. Implementing mitigation strategies requires an understanding and quantification of marine plastic sources, taking spatial and temporal variability into account. Here we present a global model of plastic inputs from rivers into oceans based on waste management, population density and hydrological information. Our model is calibrated against measurements available in the literature. We estimate that between 1.15 and 2.41 million tonnes of plastic waste currently enters the ocean every year from rivers, with over 74% of emissions occurring between May and October.
Steve Sudell - Fit After 45 As a physical therapist, I’ve seen a gradual uptick in patients complaining of neck pain. I could treat them at the gym, but there was nothing I could give them to use at home. All of the at-home products were either cheaply designed and ineffective or were expensive, big, and bulky. So one day I was working out, tweaked my neck, and wanted to give myself cervical traction so I grabbed a band wrapped it around a pole and the back of my head…10 minutes later, my neck pain was gone. I knew that I was onto something, but my biggest challenges were making it comfortable, portable, and affordable. 2 years later, here we are. How does the Neck Hammock work?
The "Doomsday Vault" Is In Serious Danger The Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen, part of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, is home to the Global Seed Vault where duplicate samples and spare copies of important seeds are stored. The vault, also called the Doomsday Vault, is an attempt to guarantee the seeds are safe even after large-scale or even global catastrophes. The seeds are kept at -18°C (-0.4°F) with minimum access to oxygen in order to delay aging as much as possible. One of the failsafes in the event electricity were to cease is the surrounding permafrost, the frozen soil common in such northern territories. Medieval Warm Period Northern hemisphere temperature reconstructions for the past 2,000 years The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) also known as the Medieval Climate Optimum, or Medieval Climatic Anomaly was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region that may have been related to other warming events in other regions during that time, including China and other areas, lasting from c. 950 to c. 1250. Other regions were colder, such as the tropical Pacific. Averaged global mean temperatures have been calculated to be similar to early-mid 20th century warming. Possible causes of the Medieval Warm Period include increased solar activity, decreased volcanic activity, and changes to ocean circulation. Initial research
Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests' Image copyright Getty Images A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing "dramatic rates of decline" around the world. The study says that bees, ants and beetles are disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles. But researchers say that some species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, are likely to boom.