This weeks links (2019-06-03)

In brief:

* The 2019 Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge (2019-May-30) [Alastair Humphreys]
This year the summer solstice falls at 5pm on Friday 21st of June.
That means an Australian Winter Solstice Microadventure Challenge!
June Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:54 am in Melbourne.

* Adani’s finch plan is approved, just weeks after being sent back to the drawing board (2019-May-31) [SMH]

❝ Given the time available, this bird could (and should) have been among the best-studied in Australia. The management plan could then have been based on robust evidence that would show how best to safeguard the finch population.
Now the research and monitoring is a hurried add-on with no proof that the threat posed to the finch can actually be solved and an extinction averted. Given the high stakes involved, Australians might reasonably have expected something altogether more rigorous. ❞

* Nanda Devi: Bodies spotted in hunt for climbers missing in India (2019-Jun-04) [BBC]

* Searchers still days away from finding Australian woman feared dead in Himalayas (2019-Jun-02) [9 News]

❝ Experts fear the group were killed while trekking the 7434-metre Nanda Devi East peak on foot and it’s hoped the weather clears today to allow searchers to be flown in. ❞

* iOS 12.3.1 Improves Battery Life of Older iPhones (2019-May-28) [idropnews]

❝ iOS 12.3.1 Improves Battery Life of Older iPhones. If you’ve been noticing that since the iOS 12.3 update, you battery is draining faster than usual, there is hope it can be fixed. This is especially true with older iPhone models such as 5S, 6, 6S, and 7. ❞


* Kilian wins #Zegama19


* World Bicycle Day

Some reading/listening:

* 📻 Old Time Radio – Planet Man [Internet Archive]
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
This is the fascinating story of Dantro, The Planet Man, troubleshooter for the League of Planets organization, the law enforcement body for peace and justice in the celestial world — whose headquarters and center of operations are situated on the capital of all planets, Planteria Rex.
From Mercury to Pluto, where ever danger threatens the universe, you will find Dantro the Planet Man fighting for fair play.
The Planet Man was a juvenile science ficton series of the 1950’s transcribed and syndicated by Palladium Radio Productions.
The stories are campy and predictable, but silly fun none the less. Good for a laugh or for bedtime stories for younger listeners.

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