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#RudyGiuliani joins #DonaldTrump's legal team to help end Russia investigation.

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Only the true halophytes can survive in areas with excessively saline water, containing greater than 5,000 parts per million soluble salts. The concentration of soluble salts is about 35,000 parts per million in seawater.

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Discover – Easily Install Software on #KDE Neon Desktop

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#DonaldTrump had 'serious reservations' about #MichaelFlynn's judgement, according to #JamesComey's memos

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An Interplanetary Shock Wave Hit Earth's Magnetic Field - G2 Geomagnetic Storm Warning Issued

INTERPLANETARY SHOCK WAVE: An interplanetary shock wave hit Earth's magnetic field on April 19th around 23:50 UT. When the shock arrived, the density of the solar wind flowing around our planet abruptly quadrupled. Moreover, magnetic fields in the solar wind near Earth have since intensified 10-fold. A G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm is in effect right now. Sky watchers at higher latitudes should be alert for visible auroral dispalys.

G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm Warning Issued .

What is an interplanetary shock wave? It is a supersonic disturbance in the gaseous material of the solar wind. These waves are frequently delivered by coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Indeed, this one might have been a minor CME that left the sun unrecognized earlier this week. Or it might be an unusually sharp co-rotating interaction region (CIR). CIRs are transition zones between slow- and fast-moving streams of solar wind. They contain plasma density gradients that often do a good job of sparking auroras.

Clips, images credit: NOAA/SWPC, NASA/SDO,,

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library

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“Climate scientists are collecting and analyzing data from dozens of Earth observation satellites circuiting our planet to monitor glacial ice melt and sea-level rise, detect desertification and even issue early warnings of natural disasters like hurricanes and floods."

... data are even more valuable if they confirm a mathematical model, which allows to compute future data, which cannot be measured today. However, it seems that there are billions for satellite programs, data analysis and new computing center, but there is almost no money to develop better numerical methods to improve the mathematical models. I think most of these multi-million climate models would not pass an mathematical assessment; i.e. it can be shown that some results are unrealistic, that climate researcher cannot differentiate between modeling artifacts and relevant results.

"Most of the data from Earth observation satellites is now open and accessible to governments around the world, free of charge. The UN hopes policymakers will use it to up their contributions under the Paris Agreement to cut emissions."

"Only when you have the facts do you know what needs to change, Villagran de Leon says."

..... physical data are related to an aspect of the current reality, however to understand how the climate system evolves, data must reveal there underlying pattern, which requires generally an validated model. There is a difference between military reconnaissance and the scientific method.

Are most position at the UN related to a political promotion?

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This week's #EarthFromSpace prepares us for #EarthDay taking us to Henderson Island, a remote island in the Pacific Ocean littered with tonnes of #plastic

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K ris K oback from K ansas has been slapped with a contempt of court for not advising the 18k Kansans they were now able to register their vote. "A federal judge has found Kansas’s chief elections official — Kris Kobach, a Republican who helped lead a much-criticized commission set up by President Trump to investigate supposed voter fraud — in contempt of court in a sharply worded ruling that said Kobach acted “disingenuously” and that ordered him to pay the plaintiff’s attorney fees." The vote suppression case is still pending ...

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The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are best for brain health? Check this list to see what you should eat to optimize your brain power.

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Catatumbo lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo.
It originates from a mass of storm clouds at a height of more than 1 km, and occurs during 260 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. It occurs over and around Lake Maracaibo, typically over the bog area formed where the Catatumbo River flows into the lake.

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Koorawatha Falls Dreaming Bang Bang Creek

This week, i traveled out west to an intermittent fall in Koorawatha Nature Park.

Image: The deep plunge pool under Koorawatha Falls, as the fall started to flow. A series of shots taken under heavy cloud, toned for structure.

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The Earth and the Sky

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Koorawatha Falls Dreaming Bang Bang Creek

I detoured out west to check the falls along this outback creek.
On the hike I was adopted by a couple of young kids from a local farm. My youngest guide (5) warned me that, as it had been raining, we should be careful of the possibility of flash floods in these inland hills.
When we arrived, the falls were still asleep, so the kids insisted on showing me the old bushranger cave, the sinkholes and the overflow falls nearby. As we came to each new place, the kids argued about the best place for me to stand to take photos, and they gave critical feedback.
As we were exploring, they told me all the places they were going to visit and all the things they would do, when they grew up. I told them, that they lived in a wonderful place, and they smiled.
Then suddenly, the falls started to run. I followed the advice of my young guides and we scrambled back out of the canyon.
Sometimes, it is not the destination :)

Image: The deep plunge pool under Koorawatha Falls, as the fall started to flow. A wide angle shot (15mm), toned for structure.

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There is nothing quite like being alone in the empty dark landscape under a night filled with stars and the faint glow of the milkyway. The gentle breeze seems to accentuate the loneliness of the dry salt lake as it lies in silent reflection of the dark sea of space above.

Here on Lake Brown / Campion, Western Australia I sent forth my brother with a camera flash out onto the lake whilst I scrambled up a rocky ridge to gain altiude and distance. This way I could capture the expanse of the dry lake and better contrast its emptiness with that of the small, solitary figure that wanders in the middle.

I used an iOptron sky tracking mount to take this 3 x 7 panel mosaic. A Canon EOS6d (modified) was used through a Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens stopped down to f/3.2. All camera and lens settings were kept the same for all panels, and all shots were taken one immediately after the other. The iOptron tracking mount was used for the sky and turned off for the foreground panels. Stitching in PTGui, colour balance and background neutralisation in Pixinsight, noise reduction, saturation and some brightness / contrast adjustment in Photoshop. Details below.

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| 2018-04-14 | Lake Brown / Campion, Western Australia | EOS6D modified | Canon 85mm f1.2 | f/3.2 | UV/IR cut-filter | iOptron mount | ISO3200 | 30sec | 21 x panels |

#nightscape #astrophotography #Australia #Lake #Brown #Campion #milkyway #galaxy #Canon #stellaraustralis #Vrbasso

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The BC Ferries' Coastal Renaissance comes in to dock at Horseshoe Bay on a return trip from Nanaimo. Photographed from Horseshoe Bay Park in Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia, Canada.

More photos here:

#mountains #photography #westvancouver #britishcolumbia

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Pakistan Refreshment
A tea stall. Waiting for the clients.
#pakistan #punjab #street #streetphotography
#hqspStreetDoc for +HQSP Street & Documentary
+Street Photography Saturday curated by +Sunny Wu
+BTP Street PRO
+BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

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Nature has provided us with countless nutrients that help cure, heal, nourish and nurture our body. Here, take a look at 16 foods that have incredibly amazing healing properties.

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How to Synchronize Time with NTP in #Linux

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Crowds of Supporters Flock to See Donald Trump Motorcade in Key West
by CHARLIE SPIERING | 19 Apr 2018 | Breitbart

Hundreds of supporters lined the highway into Key West, Florida on Thursday to watch President Donald Trump’s motorcade.

Supporters cheered, waving flags and supportive signs as the motorcade passed.

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#India🇮🇳 set to get armed drones from US🇺🇸 soon

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Liam retired
Daisy is the new destroyer
recycling tons of valuable material

Daisy disassembles 200 of nine different iPhone models per hour. Apple can recover materials that traditional recyclers can’t - at a higher quality.

Keep in mind
a ton of Gold is $43,216,000 as of today.

This, possibly more, can be recycled per year. And there are many more high-priced materials like Aluminum, Silver, Rare Earth, Tungsten, Copper, Platinum Group Metals, Tin, Cobalt, and Tantalum.

Sustainable recycling ...
It’s not to be had for nothing.

We have to pay a lot more for products which are made without taking finite resources from the earth.

The industry follows lots of technological standards but I don’t see any initiative of the big manufacturers of eWaste to create a consortium which establishes rules for making eco-sensitive products (e.g. without chargers as an option, replaceable batteries, etc). The focus is still on making money. Adding more and more Smart Home Products needing more and more resources is not so smart as the industry likes to tell us.

Daisy in action ...

keep your device longer than a year.
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