Sharing your phone number widely gives a lot more out than you know

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/technology/personaltech/i-shared-my-phone-number-i-learned-i-shouldnt-have.html For most of our lives, we have been conditioned to share a piece of personal information without a moment’s hesitation: our phone number. We punch in our digits at the grocery store to get a member discount or at the pharmacy to pick up medication. When we sign up to use apps and websites, … Continue reading Sharing your phone number widely gives a lot more out than you know

That less nutritious food in the future? It’s going to be very, very expensive

https://futurism.com/un-warning-climate-change-food-expensive/ UN Warning: Food Is Going to Get Really, Really Expensive August 13th 19__Kristin Houser__Filed Under: Earth & Energy Hunger Pains The global food supply is on the brink of disaster, according to a newly published report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More than 100 experts contributed to the report, which concludes … Continue reading That less nutritious food in the future? It’s going to be very, very expensive

World’s animal population drops 53% in last 50 years

Yet more reason to react now. https://www.dw.com/en/worlds-forest-animal-population-sinks-drastically-wwf-report/a-50015580 World's forest animal population sinks drastically: WWF report Living conditions for forest animals have deteriorated over the past 40 years to a point where vertebrate populations have more than halved. Rainforests in South America and Africa have been the most affected. The guardians of the Amazon The global … Continue reading World’s animal population drops 53% in last 50 years

Well-read Barack Obama offers a list of books to read

I do miss having a President who reads (and comprehends) words, even when they're included in items as long as books. Barack Obama's latest list of suggested reading has interesting choices, several of which don't appear on the standard lists. Worth checking out. https://www.bustle.com/p/barack-obamas-2019-summer-reading-list-includes-books-by-toni-morrison-colson-whitehead-tea-obreht-18658034 Barack Obama's 2019 Summer Reading List Includes Books By Toni Morrison, … Continue reading Well-read Barack Obama offers a list of books to read

Advertiser cash may force a change in print media coverage — money talks

This is one of those stories that made me smile and smile BIG. Advertisers have decided that their media placements suffer by being near articles featuring certain words. Frankly, I don't doubt that connection in the slightest. But their solution may have a major impact on what events are covered and how. Note that the … Continue reading Advertiser cash may force a change in print media coverage — money talks

Fracking partially responsible for atmospheric methane spike?

Altho the referenced study may have flaws, the basic point -- that we should reduce all activities leading to methane production -- is valid. https://www.newsweek.com/fracking-u-s-canada-worldwide-atmospheric-methane-spike-1454205?fbclid=IwAR2wd9vF97PtdnBcXo6m5XHe3KGcUy369LltBqb_4NgxYkOe8EaJ9RIFqMw Fracking in U.S. And Canada Linked to Worldwide Atmospheric Methane Spike By Kashmira Gander On 8/14/19 at 8:54 AM EDT Levels of methane—the second biggest contributor to climate change after … Continue reading Fracking partially responsible for atmospheric methane spike?

Beware if you’re using the subways paralleling Broadway (1,2,3) this weekend or next

https://www.westsiderag.com/2019/08/16/broadway-subway-line-is-completely-shutting-down-for-next-2-weekends-on-uws-how-to-navigate-the-changes Broadway Subway Line Is Completely Shutting Down for Next 2 Weekends on UWS; How To Navigate the Changes Posted on August 16, 2019 at 8:41 am by West Sider Sorry pigeon, nothing’s coming. The MTA is completing an upgrade of the switches on the Broadway subway line above 96th Street, and the work will … Continue reading Beware if you’re using the subways paralleling Broadway (1,2,3) this weekend or next