Tien Shan mountains, China Almost half the world's population gets its water from glaciers and rainfall in Asia's highest mountains and deserts. Geologist Aaron Putnam of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, his father David Putnam, an archaeologist at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and their colleagues recently visited some of these areas on study expeditions, snapping these striking photos.Above: Looking north toward the high Tien Shan mountains of western China. At center is the highest peak in the Tien Shan: Tomur peak (or Jengish Chokusu in Khirgiz). Mountains in Bhutan Snow on high peaks above Thampe Chhu, Bhutan. Boulder sampling Tshewang Rigzin (Department of Hydromet Services, Royal Government of Bhutan) and guides sampling boulder on moraine. Weather station Tshewang Rigzin (Department of Hydromet Services, Royal Government of Bhutan) and Aaron Putnam (Columbia) tinkering with a weather station. Glacier, Bhutan … [Read more...] about Stunning scenes: From the Himalayas to the Taklamakan Desert
Border Patrol agents are arresting large numbers of Venezuelan migrants at a greater frequency than in past years. The large, mostly Venezuelan migrant groups that at one time almost exclusively entered through the Del Rio, Texas, are now spreading across the southwest border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. The groups of predominantly Venezuelans are even crossing into the most remote regions of the border in West Texas. As reported by Breitbart Texas on Wednesday, more than 70 Venezuelan migrants crossed the border through the Big Bend National Park near Alpine, Texas, in two groups. On Thursday, an additional 60 Venezuelan migrants were apprehended after crossing the border illegally and entering the national park. The park is patrolled by agents assigned to the Big Bend Sector of the Border Patrol. The Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector is the sector with the fewest migrant apprehensions among the nine southwest border sectors. Border Patrol Agents near … [Read more...] about Venezuelan Migrant Apprehensions Surge in All Southwest Border Sectors
The head of the Royal Air Force says he thinks that Britain should go Net Zero ten years earlier than planned because ‘our public demands it of us.’ According to the Telegraph : While Defence, which accounts for 50 per cent of the UK central government’s emissions, has pledged to work towards its legal commitment of net-zero by 2050, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston has called on the Royal Air Force to meet the target 10 years earlier. During a recent visit to Washington, Sir Mike said: “I recognise that sounds crazy to some, that we’ve got an Air Force Chief talking about being net-zero, but I think the imperative is clear: our politicians will demand it of us, are demanding of us. Our public demands it of us. And the young people in the Royal Air Force today demand it of me and the leadership, that we should be taking a lead in this.” Sir Mike said he had a “hunch” that as the climate crisis worsens, the target for net-zero will be brought forward. Who is this … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Military Aircraft ‘Net Zero’ 10 Years Sooner, Says RAF Chief
Choisir le meilleur fournisseur d'hébergement web est un excellent point de départ pour construire une présence en ligne solide. Qu'est-ce qu'un service d'hébergement web, et pourquoi en avez-vous besoin ? Il s'agit d'un service qui permet aux particuliers ou aux organisations d'héberger un site Internet généralement accessible via un navigateur web. C'est un fournisseur spécialisé qui stocke en toute sécurité vos fichiers (HTML, images, etc.) et s'assure que la consultation de votre site soit pleinement opérationnelle 24/7. Parmi les éléments à prendre en compte pour choisir le bon fournisseur d'hébergement web, citons la typologie des services d'hébergement proposés, la quantité de stockage dont vous avez réellement besoin et si un certificat SSL est inclus dans le forfait. Nous avons passé en revue (et révisons en permanence) plus de 160 fournisseurs d'hébergement web. Nous avons fourni des résumés détaillés pour chaque hébergeur web et mis en évidence leurs forces et … [Read more...] about Meilleurs hébergeurs web 2021 : quels fournisseurs choisir pour propulser votre site Internet ?
An Austrian privacy activist has launched a wide-reaching class action suit against Facebook Ireland for breaching European data protection law. Anyone outside of the US and Canada can join activist and law student Max Schrems' suit via the website fbclaim.com , since they will have signed up to Facebook's terms and conditions via the Dublin-based European subsidiary. That amounts to around 82 percent of all Facebook users. After being live for just one hour, the site has collected 100 participants. The suit is seeking damages of €500 ($537) per user, and injunctions to be levied on the company for the following breaches: Failing to get "effective consent" for using data Implementing a legally invalid data use policy Tracking users online outside of Facebook via "Like" buttons Using big data to monitor users Failing to make Graph Search opt-in The unauthorized passing of user data to external apps Its involvement in NSA's Prism program , designed to extract … [Read more...] about Facebook hit with international class action privacy suit