The city’s new landfill, opened in 2006, is as high-tech as a hole in the ground can be, with liners to protect the water table, a GPS-based scheme that dictates where and how garbage gets deposited, and tubing that siphons out and burns off the methane that garbage produces as it decomposes. At 2,654 acres in area and 120 feet deep, the landfill should last the city at least another 60 years. But it’s also 60 miles outside city limits and requires long-haul trucks, making 100 to 125 trips a day, to transport all of Phoenix’s garbage. It isn’t hard to see a future where Phoenix—and other cities—start to run out of space. One estimate projects that remaining landfill space for the entire United States is likely to last only another 62 years. As big and empty as the Sonoran Desert is, there are only so many times you can dig a giant hole and fill it to the brim with used diapers and yard waste. … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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While you’re at it, take some time to wrap your head around two-factor authentication, which adds a second layer of protection to your accounts by requiring an additional sign-in code sent to your phone. Ideally, you’d set this up for any account that offers it, but at minimum you should use two-factor authentication to protect your email and any other accounts that house sensitive data. Getting secondary codes via text message is better than nothing, but consider using an authenticator app or email instead to protect against SIM swapping, in which an attacker takes control of your phone number as a way to access sensitive accounts. The website Authy has guides to setting up two-factor authentication on major services, and it also provides an authenticator app of its own. … [Read more...] about Stop watching Netflix and tackle these 8 tech projects instead
Having studied economics and management in Rome just because she wanted to show her father she could do what was perceived as a ‘male’ career, Francesca even worked in his law and accountancy firm, but finally left to pursue cultural anthropology, art and literature. Now an independent journalist writing for prestigious publications in Italy and around the world, she specialises in terrorism and politics with a focus on South Asia. … [Read more...] about Meet Francesca Marino, the Italian journalist who called Pakistan’s bluff on Balakot
Their professional difference isn't a source of frustration for them now, though. "I know he's really ambitious, and I know that he cares about his job and really wants to be productive and do really well, and I find that really admirable," she said. "I still find myself attracted to him because of those qualities, even though I don't know what he does." … [Read more...] about Couples having a working-from-home revelation: That’s what you do all day?