Google has already updated its brand new Google Maps redesign

[from story] It was just days ago that Google unveiled a brand new Google Maps design in celebration of the app's 15th anniversary. The redesign is meant to offer a cleaner interface, with the most important change concerning the bottom menu. — Read on bgr.com/2020/02/21/google-maps-directions-update-go-replaces-commute-menu-in-ui-redesign/

U.S. Government Says Update Chrome 80 As High-Rated Security Flaws Found

[from Forbes] The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is encouraging Google users to update again just weeks after the Chrome 80 release. Here’s what you need to know. — Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/02/22/google-chrome-80-security-warning-us-government-says-update-again/

Dangerous drought, early wildfires ahead in CA after rainless February.

[their synopsis] California is headed toward drought conditions as February, typically the state's wettest month, passes without a drop of rain. The lack of rainfall could lead to early fire conditions. With no rain predicted for the next week, it looks as if this month will be only the second time in 170 years that … Continue reading Dangerous drought, early wildfires ahead in CA after rainless February.

Everything you want to know about NY’s plastic bag ban

Single-Use Plastic Bags Will be Banned Starting March 1; Why It Might Be Tougher for Men Posted on February 18, 2020 at 10:20 am by Carol Tannenhauser, West Side Rag Plastic bags at Fairway. By Lisa Kava If you don’t own reusable shopping bags, now is the time to invest in some. You may also … Continue reading Everything you want to know about NY’s plastic bag ban

25% of all Twitter activity against climate crisis action created by bots

Sure, we've all known that some Twitter activity is indeed fake but this level of impact is frightening. After all, we ARE talking about the survival of the planet. Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots Draft of Brown study says findings suggest ‘substantial impact of mechanized bots in amplifying denialist … Continue reading 25% of all Twitter activity against climate crisis action created by bots

Canadian farmers making progress in adjusting to the climate crisis

As the American grain areas become too hot for proper pollination, Canada's farmlands are going to become more valuable and more critical to the food supply. The farmers are already making long-term changes. https://grist.org/climate/canadian-farmers-have-a-plan-for-tackling-climate-change/ Canadian farmers have a plan for tackling climate change By Alastair Sharp on Feb 17, 2020 Get your daily dose of … Continue reading Canadian farmers making progress in adjusting to the climate crisis

Five short novels to revisit

This is yet another in BookMarks.review's splendid series of articles focusing on interviews with noted people discussing five books that are important to them. Highly recommended. Five Short Novels that Continue to Shine Joan Frank, the author of Where You’re All Going, shares five books in her life February 18, 2020  By Jane Ciabattari Joan Frank’s Where You’re … Continue reading Five short novels to revisit