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    Daily Digest 4/6 – U.S. Had Most Q1 Layoffs In A Decade, Climate Findings Should Inspire 'Naked Fear'

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:14 AM

Economy

The U.S. just had the most Q1 layoffs in a decade (Adam)

The financial industry saw the third highest number of layoffs and the year-to-date total was 239% higher than it was in 2018.

Put a Cork in It: Drinking a Bottle of Wine Per Week Is as Bad as Smoking 10 Cigarettes, Researchers Say (Adam)

In the case of drinking a bottle of wine every week, non-smoking men’s absolute risk increased 1%, or roughly the equivalent of smoking five cigarettes. In non-smoking women, the absolute risk rose 1.4%, the equivalent of smoking 10 cigarettes, with a 0.8% absolute risk of breast cancer. In other words, depending on an individual’s other risk factors and lifestyle choices related to their likelihood of developing cancer, drinking that much wine could further elevate their risk rate.

Y2K19? There’s a chance your GPS system could go haywire this weekend (Sparky1)

That’s because the GPS satellites tally the march of time by weeks, and because of the way the system was designed when it went online in 1980, it has enough storage space to remember only 1,024 weeks. When it hits that limit — which will happen Saturday night — the counters reset to 0.

When Putin’s around, GPS goes haywire, study finds (Sparky1)

However, there’s a drawback to creating a GPS bubble around a world leader, said Todd Humphreys, an engineering professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who was involved with the study. It also makes it easier to keep track of Putin.

Record numbers of Australia’s wildlife species face ‘imminent extinction’ (John J.)

It also found that since the time the RFAs were signed, 11 forest vertebrate species had been raised to “endangered” or “critically endangered” categories, bringing the total to 24, and none had been lowered. Another 15 species were listed as threatened for the first time.

The Great Barrier Reef Was Seen as ‘Too Big to Fail.’ A Study Suggests It Isn’t. (John J.)

The study, released Wednesday in the journal Nature by researchers from the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia, monitored the death and birth of corals following ocean heat waves that caused mass bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017.

Not only did many of the adult corals die off, but for the first time, researchers observed a significant decline in new corals settling on the reef, compromising its capacity to recover.

‘Findings Should Inspire Naked Fear’: Canada Warming at Twice the Global Rate (John J.)

“We are living through a climate crisis,” the environmental group 350 Canada tweeted in response to CBC’s Monday coverage. “We don’t have any other choice but to take bold action on climate change, now.”

Parents around the world mobilise behind youth climate strikes (John J.)

“Parents – we are everywhere in society: in classrooms as teachers, in fields as farmers, in factories as workers, in hospitals as healers, in boardrooms as CEOs, in legislatures as policymakers,” it says. “We have the power to build this safe, just and clean future for our kids.”

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