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– How thawing permafrost could fuel climate warming

How thawing permafrost could fuel climate warming – By Reuters staff

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The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, and some scientists believe that thawing permafrost — ground frozen since the last Ice Age — is about to release enormous amounts of climate-warming emissions.


Arctic Methane. Has 2020 triggered a tipping point? – by Just Have a Think  YouTube channel  Video

Google Photos is ending free unlimited storage in 2021

Google Photos is ending free unlimited storage in 2021 — so what are your options? – By Ivan Mehta thenextweb.com

Google did it again. It is shutting down one of the most popular features across its product universe: Google Photo’s free unlimited storage. The company said that it’s ending this service from June 1, 2021.


An update to storage policies across your Google Account – Jose Pastor Google Workspace

Over the past decade, Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos have helped billions of people securely store and manage their emails, documents, photos, videos and more. Today, people are uploading more content than ever before—in fact, more than 4.3 million GB are added across Gmail, Drive and Photos every day.


How to export your Google Photos library – By Ben Schoon9to5google.com3 min

Google Photos has been one of the best photo services for years thanks to its free, unlimited storage. That’s ending in June of 2021, though. If you want to switch from Google Photos to another service, here’s how to export your library of pictures and videos.


Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides will count towards storage limits, new auto-delete policies announced – By Abner Li 9to5google.com

In addition to Photos ending unlimited free backup, Google is making a change to how Docs, Sheets, Slides and other similar files are stored. The company also announced new auto-delete polices.

Wyze Smart Home Starter Bundle

The Wyze Smart Home Starter Bundle slashed to just $50 (save $30) – By Rick Broida cnet.com

Wyze makes some amazing low-cost smart home gear, including a $20 security camera that’s a Cheapskate and CNET favorite. Deals are rare, unsurprisingly, because this stuff is already selling at razor-thin margins. That’s what makes this an unexpected and welcome surprise: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Home Depot has the Wyze Smart Home Starter Pack for $50. That’s $50 off the original price, about $40 less than buying everything separately and the lowest price I’ve seen. (Just a few weeks ago it was marked down to $69.)