The Daily Populous

Sunday May 5th, 2019 morning edition

image for Permafrost is thawing in the Arctic so fast that scientists are losing their equipment

"We've put cameras in the ground, we've put temperature equipment in the ground, and it gets flooded.

It's been known for years that the vast belts of frozen soil that underlie much of the North are thawing as the Arctic warms.

That releases greenhouse gases as organic carbon from plants and animals, once locked away in the ice, thaws and decomposes.

Climate scientists have assumed a slow, steady erosion of permafrost and a similar pace of carbon release.

Instead of a few centimetres of thaw a year, several metres of soil can destabilize within days.

Wildfires, becoming larger and hotter every year over the Canadian boreal forest, are also causing rapid permafrost thaw.

"We've got a lot of people living on top of permafrost and building infrastructure on top of permafrost. »

Country House (65-1) wins Derby via DQ

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the final one -- into the winner's circle.

play 1:21 Country House trainer says officials made the right call Country House trainer, Bill Mott, describes his emotions after winning the Kentucky Derby with Maximum Security being disqualified.

Maximum Security, center, and Country House, left, battle for position during the Kentucky Derby. »

Europe Considering Using Trump's Favorite Economic Weapon to Punish His Inaction on Climate Change - French President Macron outlines a proposal for the European Union to use tariffs, import fees & taxes to penalize products made in countries without a carbon tax

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Ticketing app AXS scrapes everything it can get from your phone

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“Here’s how to accept the tickets: 1 – Get the AXS app, 2 – Create an AXS account (using the email address that got this email), 3 – And the tickets are yours!”.

The company requires users to download an app to use any ticket for a concert, game, or show bought through AXS, and it doesn’t come cheap.

It looks kind of like an authenticator app, only with barcodes rather than strings of numbers. »