TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will step up water usage curbs from June 1 for the major chip making hub of Hsinchu in a battle on islandwide drought, should there be no significant rain by month-end, the government said on Wednesday.
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Google Earth’s new time-lapse feature was created using millions of satellite images from 1984 to 2020.
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In dense tropical forests in Sierra Leone, scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades — a plant they say may help secure the future of this valuable commodity that has been imperilled by climate change.
The researchers said on Monday that the species, Coffea stenophylla, possesses greater tolerance for higher temperatures than the Arabica coffee, which makes up 56 per cent of global production, and the robusta coffee that makes up 43 per cent. The researchers found stenophylla coffee also had a superior flavour, similar to Arabica.
Scientists rediscover lost coffee species suited to a warmer climate
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It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/
A Finger Lakes power plant plans to ramp up Bitcoin mining. Environmentalists warn dozens of fossil-fueled plants could follow.
— Read on www.nysfocus.com/2021/04/13/new-york-bitcoin-mining-threat/
Apart from the regular yellow banana and the raw green banana, chances are you have come across the red banana. But have you ever seen a blue banana? No, right? Well, you might find this bizarre, but a blue banana actually exists and it apparently tastes like vanilla ice cream!
Only 3 percent of Earth’s land hasn’t been marred by humans | Science News
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Scientists have devised a new way of looking at habitat loss on Earth, finding that 97 percent of Earth’s land area may no longer be ecologically intact.
— Read on www.inverse.com/science/3-percent-of-earth-ecologically-intact
1,000 years ago, Indigenous people practiced cultural burning, which reduced the risk for large-scale wildfire activity in mountain environments—even during periods of drought more extreme and prolonged than today.
— Read on attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/wildfires-on-fish-lake-plateau/
Can ‘Banana Buffers’ Save California From Wildfires? – Gastro Obscura
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