Researchers Discover Surprising New Source Of Methane Emissions Lurking In Global Waters

One of Earth’s most prolific microorganisms is found to emit methane in amounts that could be relevant to greenhouse gas emission models, new research suggests.  Found in oceans, inland waters, and on land, Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is one of the most common organisms on Earth. As human development expands and temperatures rise, the frequency and extent of algal blooms are increasing across the planet, further amplifying the release of methane into the atmosphere. Methane is the second-most important human-produced greenhouse gas after carbon and is estimated to have up to a 34 times higher warming effect over a 100-year period, the researchers note in Science Advances. “Cyanobacteria in surface water are a previously unknown source of methane and we were …

Privacy experts slam UKs disastrous failure to tackle unlawful adtech

The UK’s data protection regulator has been slammed by privacy experts for once again failing to take enforcement action over systematic breaches of the law linked to behaviorally targeted ads — despite warning last summer that the adtech industry is out of control. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has also previously admitted it suspectsBut ICO believes that cosmetic fixes can do the job when it comes to #adtech. But no matter how secure data flows are and how beautiful cookie notices are, can people really understand the consequences of their consent? I'm convinced that this consent will *never* be informed. 1/2 https://t.co/1avYt6lgV3 — Karolina Iwańska (@ka_iwanska) January 17, 2020 The trio behind the RTB complaints (which includes Veale) have also …

Kanye Wests Dark Turn to the Anti-Gay Christian Right

In the latest born-again-Kanye news, its been reported that the newly-saved rapper is headlining the prayer rally Awaken 2020, which will also be headed up by a bunch of bring his Sunday Service choir to a 10-hour Arizona event this Saturday, Jan. 18, where evangelical leaders and celebritieswho have referred to homosexuality as a spirit of lawlessness and opposed legislation that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientationwill stand at the pulpit to address the masses. In a 2005 conversation with the DJ and radio host Sway, Kanye the legislation that could keep trans peopleespecially poor and black trans womensafe while smiling along with your rich, white conservative trans in-law. The former requires real engagement and …

Violent crime fear over CCTV switch off plans

But in recent years some councils have cut surveillance spending in an attempt to save millions, and more proposals are being considered as they prepare to set their budgets for the next financial year. Drug and crime fears for vulnerable teens Rising knife crime linked to council cuts, study suggests Plastic pint glasses to real-time CCTV In Caerphilly, the authority is considering switching off 26 of its public CCTV cameras, while Neath Port Talbot is proposing reducing funding for cameras by 50% by 2023, as part of changes to a more income driven service. Meanwhile in Bridgend, proposals to turn off 92 cameras that monitor traffic and help prevent crime, have been put on hold after the Welsh Government increased …