[Deal Alert] Prime Exclusive LG Q6 is $159.99 ($90 off) today only on Amazon

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LG isn’t doing so great in the flagship department these days, but the company’s budget phones have usually been solid in recent years. The LG Q6 is one of the few mid-range devices with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and now you can get the Prime Exclusive version on Amazon for just $ 159.99 ($ 90 off the original Amazon price).

The Q6 has a Snapdragon 435 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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[Deal Alert] Jaybird Freedom 2 down to $82.95 on Amazon

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Look, I checked the Amazon rating on these Jaybird Freedom 2 earphones and I know they don’t seem to be the best in their category. But many of the reviews and opinions are based on their original $ 150 MSRP and the expectations that come from that. By comparison, the $ 82.95 price right now puts them in a different category and they might be worth a look, all things considered.

The Freedom 2 follow Jaybird’s signature form factor: two earbuds linked by one wire that sits around your neck.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is just $135.45 ($94.54 off) on Amazon

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A GoPro is great if you want to record some action shots in wide-angle, but what about when a fisheye lens isn’t wide enough? If you want to record your entire surroundings while barreling down the ski slopes, anything less than a 360-degree view just doesn’t cut it. Sure, you could jerry-rig 6 GoPros together onto a twelve-hundred-dollar mount, but what if you want to spend a little less than three grand?

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Bad News: The Amazon Might Be Past the Point of Saving

The Point of No Return

The world’s forests are shrinking. For years, they’ve withstood a multitude of human impact. But according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances, they may be reaching a crisis point. If deforestation goes beyond 20 percent of its original spread, the Amazon Rainforest will have reached the “point of no return”.

In the study, Thomas Lovejoy and Carlos Nobre set out to concretely establish that tipping point, as well as concretely identify what must take place for it to be reached. Essentially, they wanted to know how far deforestation could progress before the rainforest’s water cycle would cease to support the ecosystems within it.

“If the climate changes – by deforestation or global warming – there’s a risk that more than 50% of the Amazon forest becomes a degraded savannah,” Nobre told Euronews, emphasizing that in the last 50 years, deforestation has made its way to about 17 percent of the Amazon’s vegetation.

By their estimates, it would take just an additional three percent to render the rainforest unsalvagable.

While deforestation poses an imminent and severe risk to the rainforest, it is not the only threat to these ecosystems. Climate change and the use of fire also play a major role in this region’s ongoing ruin. In addition to its potentially decimating what’s left of the rainforest (and the wildlife that inhabit it), the degradation of the water cycle would also have a severe impact on South America’s human population.

Despite this grim prediction, we have not yet reached the point where there is no turning back. The Amazon Rainforest may be close to the point of no return, but it has not yet passed it. The right kind of human intervention could help steer the forest away from imminent doom — but in light of the destruction that’s already been done, and the speed of its continuation, putting a stop to it won’t be easy.

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