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Eating to save nature? Embrace potatoes, ditch meat and track your beans
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 19:00:31 GMT

The impact of meat on the environment is well known, but what about staples such as rice and legumes?

Biodiversity-conscious eaters could consider substituting potatoes for rice, cutting down on beef and lamb and asking where their beans, lentils and chickpeas are grown to reduce their impact on nature, a new study has found.

Scientists analysed 151 popular recipes around the world for their biodiversity impact. They found meat dishes were the worst offenders: recipes including chilli con carne, salsa verde pork and a Spanish lamb dish called lechazo, all had high biodiversity damage scores compared with vegan and vegetarian ones.

The massive environmental impact of eating meat has been well established, and the study reinforced this, with meat dishes scoring more than vegetarian or vegan dishes across almost all locally and globally produced scenarios. Brazilian-raised beef topped the charts. But the study, published on Wednesday in Plos One journal, also had surprising findings about the biodiversity footprint of some grains and legumes.

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Match ID: 0 Score: 50.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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9 meal train recipes for a friend in need, including soup and pastas
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:00:36 +0000
Few things say, “I care” as much as a home-cooked meal does.
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'Recovering from food addiction is like walking a tiger'
Thu, 22 Feb 2024 02:42:19 GMT
Writer Bryony Gordon opens up on her OCD, food addiction and health inequality.
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Hadestown review – thrilling songs from an American underworld
Thu, 22 Feb 2024 00:01:37 GMT

Lyric theatre, London
Anaïs Mitchell’s musical melds two classical myths, folk and jazz with tremendous soul and offbeat spirit

This odyssey through the underworld, told with deep-voiced folk and jazz songs, was staged in Britain in 2018 and since then has had a storming run on Broadway. But the show began as a DIY community project in Vermont almost 20 years ago. Extraordinarily, it is not just a well-honed musical machine but retains a tremendous soul and offbeat spirit.

Its creator, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, splices the myth of Persephone’s abduction by Hades with Eurydice and Orpheus’s doomed love story. Orpheus is a penniless musician who works on his thin, unfinished tunes while Eurydice looks for firewood and food in a vaguely Great Depression-era landscape. “Is this always what he does?” she wonders, while he – fey, distracted and strumming on his guitar – looks as if he deserves to lose the love of his life.

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Experience the Launch of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test Mission
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 20:01:00 +0000
Digital content creators are invited to register to attend the launch of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission to the International Space Station. The mission will be the first crewed launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Starliner will launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying […]
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While people die in Gaza, the UK parliament goes to war over the ceasefire | John Crace
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 19:48:05 GMT

Everyone wanted a ceasefire. Only they wanted their own ceasefire, not anyone else’s

Just when you hoped you’d reached rock bottom, parliament finds a way of going still lower. Westminster bows to no one in its efforts to let you and the country down. Luckily, it can’t let itself down. That would imply it had some primitive, protozoan conscience. Politicians who strive for dignity – who demand respect – prove themselves to be made of straw. Little men and women driven entirely by their own worst instincts.

Take the conflict in Israel and Gaza. The murder of about 1,200 Israelis by Hamas terrorists on 7 October. More than 100 hostages still held. The killing of 30,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children. Much of Gaza reduced to rubble. Food, water and medical supplies all critical.

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DWP decision to stop referring benefit claimants to food banks is shameful | Letter
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:17:26 GMT

The logic that such referrals would breach data rules is flawed and shortsighted, writes Tom Levitt of the Fair Credit Charity

Twenty years ago, an American supermarket, discovering that its own low-paid employees needed to use a food bank, stopped supplying that food bank with food. Old traditions die hard. Here, the Department for Work and Pensions is to cease referring benefit claimants to food banks because it “breaches data privacy law” (Jobcentres told to stop referring benefit claimants to food banks, 16 February).

Some food banks will no longer supply some families with food. The logic of DWP’s position is that all of the other agencies involved in referral – social services, charities and health centres – must also be in breach of data protection regulation.

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Gaza aid deliveries paused amid ‘incredible level of desperation’
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:10:47 GMT

World Food Programme says territory is ‘hanging by a thread’ as food supplies run out and efforts to deliver aid are derailed

New fighting and a deepening breakdown in public order in northern Gaza have derailed a humanitarian effort to avert a famine in parts of the battered territory, with senior aid officials describing an “incredible level of desperation” as food supplies run out.

A UN attempt to deliver 10 convoys of food aid to northern Gaza over seven days was suspended earlier this week after trucks were looted by crowds, a driver was beaten and gunfire reported amid chaotic scenes.

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YouTuber Ruby Franke’s chilling story shows us that internet culture has given child abuse a new place to hide | Zoe Williams
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:08:25 GMT

The most disturbing thing about the prolific parenting vlogger was that she was peddling cruelty worldwide in plain sight

When I first started working in the mid-90s, there was a big furore when a US evangelical church produced a leaflet about child-rearing that included detail on the right size of cane to use to punish a six-month-old baby. The story was enough of a scandal that it travelled across the Atlantic – in the old-fashioned way, from a US newspaper to a British one – but it didn’t merit comment, we decided in the end, because it was just a sad story about a bad person. Child abuse exists, and sometimes hides itself under religion: there are wider conversations about whether or not religions could do more at an institutional level to stamp it out, but those, if they’re in good faith, shouldn’t be started by professed atheists, to whom such institutions would be unreceptive. It was also felt at the time that, just because a person says a thing, even goes so far as to print it on a leaflet, one needn’t necessarily react as if they’ve created a movement.

Thirty years on, child abuse still exists, and still sometimes disguises itself as faith: Ruby Franke, a Utah mother of six, was convicted yesterday of aggravated child abuse, on charges so grave that her consequential sentences could amount to up to 60 years in prison. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she was a prolific parenting YouTuber until her 8 Passengers channel was taken down by the platform last year. She proselytised harsh discipline, such as withholding food as punishment; but she omitted to mention in the vlogs that she created what a prosecutor called “concentration camp-like conditions” for her children, that she made them do physical tasks in extreme heat without shoes, socks or water, and forced them to stand on hot concrete for hours, sometimes even days, at a time. Her malnourished 12-year-old son, who was bound with duct tape, escaped and asked for help from a neighbour. Police later found his sister in a similarly malnourished state.

Zoe Williams is a Guardian columnist

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Cooking chat: How long is soup made from leftovers safe to eat?
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:00:03 +0000
Every Wednesday at noon Eastern, Aaron Hutcherson and Becky Krystal answer your cooking questions.
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Dining chat: What’s a good way to introduce young kids to restaurants?
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:00:29 +0000
Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
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My big move: we were two surfers heading to cattle and cane country – against every bit of logic
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:00:28 GMT

After spending much of her life on the coast, Lissie Turner heard a river calling. Despite floods, droughts and occasional porcine misdeeds, she’s glad she answered

As I walked around the back of the house, I saw the bins first. Both were tipped over, rubbish everywhere. A trail of messy clues that would no doubt lead to a very happy perpetrator. The upturned table, the gas cooker on the back lawn, tins of beans crushed by a sizeable jaw, the toilet door off its hinges and the toilet itself covered in mud. The final clue left no shadow of doubt – a hole in the side of the food cupboard in the shape of Tina the pig.

I first laid eyes on this house 10 months ago. I found it during one of many daydreaming sessions, scrolling through a real estate website, imagining all the different lives I could live in all the different homes. Sometimes, I searched “coastal”, other times “apartment”, but mostly I searched “rural”. In every search there was one consistent filter: “river”.

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How traditional Hawaiian food is playing a key role in wildfire recovery
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:00:23 GMT

The firestorm that engulfed Lahaina last year disrupted a whole way of life and led some to reflect on food, land and a future beyond tourism

In the aftermath of last summer’s catastrophic wildfire in West Maui, Miriam Keo began to question everything – from her well-paid union job at an upscale resort and the island’s reliance on tourism and food imports, to what role she, a Native Hawaiian, should play in rebuilding Lahaina. At the heart of much of this soul searching was the question of food (meaʻai) and land (Āina) – who controls it, and why it matters.

“My outlook changed during the pandemic, but the fire was the last straw for me … I don’t want to serve tourists any more. This isn’t what our ancestors would want,” said Keo, 40, who recently resigned from the hotel after 16 years to work at a composting company. “I want to be a better steward for my people and Āina. I want to show my kids that there’s an alternative to the corporate tourism we’ve been under for so long, and food is a big part of that.”

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Ukrainian Factory: two years of war for a Mykolaiv key worker
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:43:33 GMT

The film offers a poignant glimpse into the life of Vitalii Velychurov, a key worker in the main bread factory of Mykolaiv, once a frontline city. Russian troops destroyed Mykolaiv's major infrastructure and most of the city's residents have left – including Vitalii's wife and children – but the factory has delivered bread to the besieged population every day since the full scale invasion broke out. Lost in memories of the past and an uncertain future, Vitalii finds solace in the continued rhythm of the factory

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Tom Sietsema’s 5 favorite places to eat in February
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:30:57 +0000
Our food critic’s favorite restaurants for February include a Chinese storefront in Maryland and a meatless Vietnamese mom and pop in Virginia.
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Baked Eggs With Tadka Greens
Thu, 22 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Saucy, stewed and spiced Swiss chard transforms into a plush bed for softly baked eggs in this recipe adapted from Nik Sharma’s “Veg-Table.” The tadka — spices bloomed in oil — that’s poured on top just before serving is a special, and essential, touch.
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Chicory and Citrus Salad With Toasted Almonds
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000
This salad centers on two of winter’s best produce options: chicories and oranges, both available in an exciting array of varieties that can be mixed and matched based on what you find and prefer.
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White Wine-Braised Chicken and Artichokes
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0000
For this skillet chicken dinner, the poultry is dredged in flour that’s been seasoned with paprika, oregano and onion, then pan-seared until golden.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/16/2024
Fri, 16 Feb 2024 16:00:53 +0000
Payloads: Exploration Potable Water Dispenser (xPWD): Following the 2-day incubation period, the xPWD water sample was assessed for Coliform contamination. An on-orbit PWD, launched in fall 2008, provides water for crew consumption and food preparation on the ISS. A new system, the xPWD, reflects advances in water sanitization methods and microbial growth reduction and includes …
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2024
Thu, 15 Feb 2024 16:00:18 +0000
87 Progress (87P) Launch: Yesterday evening, at 9:25 PM CST, 87P launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying food, fuel, and supplies to the ISS. An automated docking to the ISS SM aft docking port will occur on Saturday, February 17th, at approximately 12:12 AM CST after completing a 34-orbit rendezvous. Payloads: Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial …
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IDF Sent in Handcuffed Prisoner to Evacuate Hospital, Then Killed Him When He Left
Wed, 14 Feb 2024 18:27:22 +0000

The young man, bound by zip-tie cuffs, delivered his Israeli captors’ message but was shot as he tried to walk out of the hospital gate.

The post IDF Sent in Handcuffed Prisoner to Evacuate Hospital, Then Killed Him When He Left appeared first on The Intercept.


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Israeli Group to Study MDMA Therapy for October 7 Survivors With PTSD
Wed, 14 Feb 2024 12:00:00 +0000

The group MAPS Israel tackles a collective trauma, raising questions about the ongoing traumatization of Palestinians.

The post Israeli Group to Study MDMA Therapy for October 7 Survivors With PTSD appeared first on The Intercept.


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Nowhere Left to Go in Gaza as Israel’s Ground Assault on Rafah Looms
Wed, 14 Feb 2024 11:00:00 +0000

Tareq Baconi, author of “Hamas Contained,” on Israel’s assault on Rafah and the future of Palestine.

The post Nowhere Left to Go in Gaza as Israel’s Ground Assault on Rafah Looms appeared first on The Intercept.


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Tue, 09 Jul 2019 08:19:21 GMT

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“Where Can We Go?”: Terror and Panic Set In as Israel Readies to Invade Rafah
Tue, 13 Feb 2024 17:21:20 +0000

Palestinians in Rafah’s rapidly growing makeshift camps talk about all they have lost and endured throughout four months of Israel’s war on Gaza.

The post “Where Can We Go?”: Terror and Panic Set In as Israel Readies to Invade Rafah appeared first on The Intercept.


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Dem Senator Calls Israeli Leadership “War Criminals,” Votes to Send Them $14 Billion Anyway
Tue, 13 Feb 2024 16:46:33 +0000

Will Hind Rajab ever get justice?

The post Dem Senator Calls Israeli Leadership “War Criminals,” Votes to Send Them $14 Billion Anyway appeared first on The Intercept.


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“Logistics” Outpost in Jordan Where 3 U.S. Troops Died Is Secretly a Drone Base
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 19:34:51 +0000

The Pentagon is covering up the real purpose of Tower 22: targeting the very Iran-backed militant groups that attacked last month.

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No University Left Standing in Gaza
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 11:00:00 +0000

As Israel targets educators in its war, the vice president of a major, now-destroyed Gaza university speaks out.

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UK businesses: how will you be affected by the new Brexit food checks?
Wed, 31 Jan 2024 09:52:37 GMT

We would like to hear what impact – if any – the new changes will have on you importing specialist foods

New food checks for products such as cheeses and meats imported into the UK from the EU mark a big change since the country left the single market in January 2021.

The changes, known as the Border Target Operating Model, will require all imports of medium and high risk products, which include meat and dairy and the majority of plants, to be sent with export health certificates from Wednesday. On 30 April, these products will receive physical checks at the border before they can enter the UK.

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‘It becomes a great talking point’: two business owners on why they need only an iPhone to take payments
Thu, 25 Jan 2024 10:59:33 GMT

When a restaurateur and a store owner got rid of their card readers, they not only saved money and became more efficient – but also added the ‘wow factor’ to their payments

For Elouise Lashley, running a restaurant with her fiance Adian Montaque is fun. “It’s all about having boundaries and respecting each other,” says the co-owner of Birmingham’s Adian’s Tropical Fusion. “He knows the cooking and the kitchen, and I deal with the front of house and reservations. Our different skills make us well-rounded. Plus our work ethic and passion are one and the same.”

The couple opened their restaurant – which offers dishes ranging from jerk salmon with a mango, passionfruit and yuzu dressing, to a mac-and-cheese pie – after they’d spent a combined four decades working in hospitality for other people. They wanted to reconnect with their roots and reflect the diversity of their city, while elevating Caribbean food, says Lashley. “We wanted to integrate bold flavours and ingredients from Asia, India and other tropical areas, to encourage customers to try something a bit different. Food is a vessel that brings people together.”

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What is Blockchain: Everything You Need to Know (2022)
Mon, 18 Apr 2022 05:49:00 +0000
What is Blockchain

If you want to pay online, you need to register an account and provide credit card information. If you don't have a credit card, you can pay with bank transfer. With the rise of cryptocurrencies, these methods may become old.

Imagine a world in which you can do transactions and many other things without having to give your personal information. A world in which you don’t need to rely on banks or governments anymore. Sounds amazing, right? That’s exactly what blockchain technology allows us to do.

It’s like your computer’s hard drive. blockchain is a technology that lets you store data in digital blocks, which are connected together like links in a chain. 

Blockchain technology was originally invented in 1991 by two mathematicians, Stuart Haber and W. Scot Stornetta. They first proposed the system to ensure that timestamps could not be tampered with.

A few years later, in 1998, software developer Nick Szabo proposed using a similar kind of technology to secure a digital payments system he called “Bit Gold.” However, this innovation was not adopted until Satoshi Nakamoto claimed to have invented the first Blockchain and Bitcoin.

So, What is Blockchain?

A blockchain is a distributed database shared between the nodes of a computer network. It saves information in digital format. Many people first heard of blockchain technology when they started to look up information about bitcoin.

Blockchain is used in cryptocurrency systems to ensure secure, decentralized records of transactions.

Blockchain allowed people to guarantee the fidelity and security of a record of data without the need for a third party to ensure accuracy.

To understand how a blockchain works, Consider these basic steps:

  • Blockchain collects information in “blocks”.
  • A block has a storage capacity, and once it's used up, it can be closed and linked to a previously served block.
  • Blocks form chains, which are called “Blockchains.”
  • More information will be added to the block with the most content until its capacity is full. The process repeats itself.
  • Each block in the chain has an exact timestamp and can't be changed.

Let’s get to know more about the blockchain.

How does blockchain work?

Blockchain records digital information and distributes it across the network without changing it. The information is distributed among many users and stored in an immutable, permanent ledger that can't be changed or destroyed. That's why blockchain is also called "Distributed Ledger Technology" or DLT.

Here’s how it works:

  • Someone or a computer will transacts
  • The transaction is transmitted throughout the network.
  • A network of computers can confirm the transaction.
  • When it is confirmed a transaction is added to a block
  • The blocks are linked together to create a history.

And that’s the beauty of it! The process may seem complicated, but it’s done in minutes with modern technology. And because technology is advancing rapidly, I expect things to move even more quickly than ever.

  • A new transaction is added to the system. It is then relayed to a network of computers located around the world. The computers then solve equations to ensure the authenticity of the transaction.
  • Once a transaction is confirmed, it is placed in a block after the confirmation. All of the blocks are chained together to create a permanent history of every transaction.

How are Blockchains used?

Even though blockchain is integral to cryptocurrency, it has other applications. For example, blockchain can be used for storing reliable data about transactions. Many people confuse blockchain with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum.

Blockchain already being adopted by some big-name companies, such as Walmart, AIG, Siemens, Pfizer, and Unilever. For example, IBM's Food Trust uses blockchain to track food's journey before reaching its final destination.

Although some of you may consider this practice excessive, food suppliers and manufacturers adhere to the policy of tracing their products because bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella have been found in packaged foods. In addition, there have been isolated cases where dangerous allergens such as peanuts have accidentally been introduced into certain products.

Tracing and identifying the sources of an outbreak is a challenging task that can take months or years. Thanks to the Blockchain, however, companies now know exactly where their food has been—so they can trace its location and prevent future outbreaks.

Blockchain technology allows systems to react much faster in the event of a hazard. It also has many other uses in the modern world.

What is Blockchain Decentralization?

Blockchain technology is safe, even if it’s public. People can access the technology using an internet connection.

Have you ever been in a situation where you had all your data stored at one place and that one secure place got compromised? Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to prevent your data from leaking out even when the security of your storage systems is compromised?

Blockchain technology provides a way of avoiding this situation by using multiple computers at different locations to store information about transactions. If one computer experiences problems with a transaction, it will not affect the other nodes.

Instead, other nodes will use the correct information to cross-reference your incorrect node. This is called “Decentralization,” meaning all the information is stored in multiple places.

Blockchain guarantees your data's authenticity—not just its accuracy, but also its irreversibility. It can also be used to store data that are difficult to register, like legal contracts, state identifications, or a company's product inventory.

Pros and Cons of Blockchain

Blockchain has many advantages and disadvantages. 

Pros

  • Accuracy is increased because there is no human involvement in the verification process.
  • One of the great things about decentralization is that it makes information harder to tamper with.
  • Safe, private, and easy transactions
  • Provides a banking alternative and safe storage of personal information

Cons

  • Data storage has limits.
  • The regulations are always changing, as they differ from place to place.
  • It has a risk of being used for illicit activities 

Frequently Asked Questions About Blockchain

I’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about blockchain in this section.

Is Blockchain a cryptocurrency?

Blockchain is not a cryptocurrency but a technology that makes cryptocurrencies possible. It's a digital ledger that records every transaction seamlessly.

Is it possible for Blockchain to be hacked?

Yes, blockchain can be theoretically hacked, but it is a complicated task to be achieved. A network of users constantly reviews it, which makes hacking the blockchain difficult.

What is the most prominent blockchain company?

Coinbase Global is currently the biggest blockchain company in the world. The company runs a commendable infrastructure, services, and technology for the digital currency economy.

Who owns Blockchain?

Blockchain is a decentralized technology. It’s a chain of distributed ledgers connected with nodes. Each node can be any electronic device. Thus, one owns blockhain.

What is the difference between Bitcoin and Blockchain technology?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which is powered by Blockchain technology while Blockchain is a distributed ledger of cryptocurrency 

What is the difference between Blockchain and a Database?

Generally a database is a collection of data which can be stored and organized using a database management system. The people who have access to the database can view or edit the information stored there. The client-server network architecture is used to implement databases. whereas a blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, stored in a distributed system. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, timestamp and transaction information. Modification of data is not allowed due to the design of the blockchain. The technology allows decentralized control and eliminates risks of data modification by other parties.

Final Saying

Blockchain has a wide spectrum of applications and, over the next 5-10 years, we will likely see it being integrated into all sorts of industries. From finance to healthcare, blockchain could revolutionize the way we store and share data. Although there is some hesitation to adopt blockchain systems right now, that won't be the case in 2022-2023 (and even less so in 2026). Once people become more comfortable with the technology and understand how it can work for them, owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs alike will be quick to leverage blockchain technology for their own gain. Hope you like this article if you have any question let me know in the comments section

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EU cuts toxic air limits but still falls short of WHO guidelines
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:30:42 GMT

Rules hailed as once-in-a-generation chance to improve air quality but loopholes will let member states delay by up to a decade

The European Union has agreed to set stricter limits on the toxic particles and dangerous gas that dirty its air, but will not aim for the levels that doctors and economists recommend.

The new rules slash the yearly limits for fine particulates known as PM2.5 – which wreak havoc on the whole body because they are small enough to slip into the bloodstream – from 25 µg/m³ to 10 µg/m³, and for nitrogen dioxide, a gas that hurts the lungs, from 40 µg/m³ to 20 µg/m³.

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‘Safe’ air-quality levels in US, UK and EU still harmful for health, study says
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 23:30:36 GMT

Even small amount of exposure to minute soot particles – known as PM2.5 – raises the risk of cardiovascular disease

The sooty air pollution spewed out by cars, trucks and factories is causing widespread harm to people’s hearts and lungs even with the smallest amounts of exposure, with government regulations still routinely allowing for dangerous risks to public health, two major new studies have found.

There is no safe amount of a microscopic form of airborne pollution known as PM2.5, consisting of tiny particles of soot measuring less than the width of a human hair, for heart and lung health, US researchers found, with even small amounts raising the risk of potentially serious problems.

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Air pollution could be significant cause of dementia – even for those not predisposed
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 21:13:51 GMT

People in areas of high PM2.5 concentrations had higher amounts of amyloid plaques in brain

Air pollution from traffic is linked to some of the more severe forms of dementia, and could be a significant cause of the condition among those who are not already genetically predisposed to it, research suggests.

Research carried out in Atlanta, Georgia, found that people with higher exposure to traffic-related fine particulate matter air pollution were more likely to have high amounts of the amyloid plaques in their brains that are associated with Alzheimer’s.

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Match ID: 2 Score: 40.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Biden calls Putin a ‘crazy SOB’ and says Trump remark on Navalny ‘astounds me’
Thu, 22 Feb 2024 04:47:12 GMT

The US president, who is known for a tendency to go off script, made the comments at a San Francisco fundraiser

US President Joe Biden has called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB” during a fundraiser in San Francisco, as well as taking aim at his predecessor, Donald Trump, for comparing himself to a Russian opposition leader who died last week in an Arctic prison.

Biden was talking about climate change when he said, “We have a crazy SOB like Putin and others, and we always have to worry about nuclear conflict, but the existential threat to humanity is climate.”

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Match ID: 3 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

The Marshall Star for February 21, 2024
Thu, 22 Feb 2024 00:43:15 +0000
Marshall Center Director Holds First Media Event By Jessica Barnett NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s newest center director, Joseph Pelfrey, took to the podium Feb. 15 in the lobby of Building 4221 to host his first media event since his appointment to the position. Pelfrey, who had been serving as acting center director since August […]
Match ID: 4 Score: 15.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Growth in CO2 emissions leaves China likely to miss climate targets
Thu, 22 Feb 2024 00:01:37 GMT

Carbon intensity of the country’s economy remains high, despite rapid improvements in clean energy output

China is off track on all of its core 2025 climate targets, despite the fact that clean energy is now the biggest driver of the country’s economic growth, analysis has found.

After years of extraordinarily rapid growth, China is now grappling with a slowdown that is causing ripples internally and internationally. The government has supercharged the growth of the renewable energy industry but it has imultaneously poured stimulus funds into construction and manufacturing, and continues to approve coal power.

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Match ID: 5 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

NASA Invites Media to First Astronaut Launch Aboard Boeing’s Starliner
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 21:31:47 +0000
As part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, the agency opened media accreditation for the launch of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to the International Space Station. The mission will be the company’s first Starliner spacecraft mission with crew. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will launch aboard Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas […]
Match ID: 6 Score: 15.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Studying Arctic Ice
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 20:00:38 +0000
In this image from July 12, 2011, crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy retrieve a supply canister dropped by parachute during the Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment, or ICESCAPE, mission. ICESCAPE was a multi-year project sponsored by NASA to determine the impact of climate change upon […]
Match ID: 7 Score: 15.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

NASA Astronomer Sees Power in Community, Works to Build More
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:22:18 +0000
Science is often portrayed as a solitary affair, where discoveries are made by lone geniuses toiling in isolation. But Dr. Natasha Batalha, an astronomer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, says solving problems with the people around her is one of the best parts of her job.  “Oh, man, working with people […]
Match ID: 8 Score: 15.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 0 days
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Soft jocks: toxic masculinity is out – sensitive men with huge muscles are in
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:29:03 GMT

From Paul Mescal to Travis Kelce, there is a new paradigm for the modern man. But is it really progress?

Name: Soft jocks.

Age: Probably under 40.

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Match ID: 9 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 toxic

Ride the Wave of Radio Astronomy During the Solar Eclipse
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:24:06 +0000
Students and science enthusiasts are invited to catch a real-time look at radio astronomy as scientists explore magnetic hotspots on the Sun during a live, virtual solar eclipse event on April 8, 2024. A massive, 34-meter telescope once used by NASA’s Deep Space Network to communicate with spacecraft will point towards the Sun during the […]
Match ID: 10 Score: 15.00 source: science.nasa.gov age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Forget Labour and the Tories: the ‘carbon parties’ will not save us. That’s why Just Stop Oil wants your votes
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:36:52 GMT

We are seeing cowardice on a huge scale, so we will ratchet up pressure on MPs. We’ll also seek our own voice in parliament

After two years of civil resistance, Just Stop Oil has made the issue of new oil and gas licences part of the political debate. These consents, which had previously passed almost unnoticed, have now become a major event. The government has responded to the movement by issuing three sets of repressive legislation. That is a response – even if not the one required or demanded. Yet people are still on the streets in defiance.

The Conservative party has spent months raising the profile of Just Stop Oil, and painting the Labour party as its political wing. If only this were true. Still, this means that, ahead of and after the general election, Just Stop Oil is now part of the national political debate.

Sarah Lunnon is a co-founder of Just Stop Oil

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In the age of ‘toxicity’, are we walking away from friendships too quickly?
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:00:23 GMT

As platonic relationships receive more attention, both good and bad, we may be erring by trying to ‘optimise’ our friendships

My friend is having trouble with her friend – let’s call her Kelsey.

A few months ago, Kelsey made a thoughtless remark that hurt my friend’s feelings, and left her questioning their bond. After talking it over with her therapist, my friend came up with a plan to bring it up with Kelsey. But when they next met up, the timing wasn’t right.

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Forget Carbon Offsets. The Planet Needs Carbon Removal Credits
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0000
The carbon removal market is fast growing, with an array of different removal methods available to businesses keen to mitigate their environmental impact.
Match ID: 13 Score: 15.00 source: www.wired.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

NASA Selects University Teams to Explore Innovative Aeronautical Research
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:50:33 +0000
NASA has selected another five university teams to participate in real-world aviation research challenges that could help transform flight in the skies above our communities. Research topics range from safeguarding automated aircraft from cyberattacks to finding ways to help aircraft operations across the nation more quickly recover from delays due to major storms or technical […]
Match ID: 14 Score: 15.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Become a SunSketcher, and Help Measure the Shape of the Sun!
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 21:35:49 +0000
What shape Is the Sun? Hint: it’s not perfectly round! Knowing precisely how the Sun’s shape deviates from a sphere can teach us about its interior and test theories of gravity. You can help measure the Sun’s shape by joining the SunSketcher project! During the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, we need help from volunteers […]
Match ID: 15 Score: 15.00 source: science.nasa.gov age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

NASA Sets Coverage of First US Uncrewed Commercial Moon Landing
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:11:21 +0000
Editor’s Note: This advisory was updated Feb. 21, 2024, to reflect updated times for the target landing of Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lunar lander and NASA coverage of the event. As part of NASA’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative and Artemis campaign, Intuitive Machines is targeting no earlier than 5:30 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 22, to […]
Match ID: 16 Score: 15.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Vaclav Smil and the Value of Doubt
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:00:00 +0000
A ruthless dissector of unwarranted assumptions takes on environmental catastrophists and techno-optimists.
Match ID: 17 Score: 15.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

The Transport Companies Leaving Fossil Fuels Behind
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0000
Hydrogen-powered planes, more fuel-efficient aircraft designs, and all-electric parcel delivery services are just some of the ways in which the transport sector is looking to decarbonize.
Match ID: 18 Score: 15.00 source: www.wired.com age: 1 day
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Los Angeles Just Proved How Spongy a City Can Be
Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:00:00 +0000
As relentless rains pounded LA, the city’s “sponge” infrastructure helped gather 8.6 billion gallons of water—enough to sustain over 100,000 households for a year.
Match ID: 19 Score: 15.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Tech Still Isn’t Doing Enough to Care for the Environment
Mon, 19 Feb 2024 10:00:00 +0000
Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa, CTO of Greenpeace, says technology firms must shape up—and consumers and business clients should walk away if they don’t.
Match ID: 20 Score: 15.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Moment giant Antarctica drone takes off
Scientists want to use the robot plane to reach inaccessible areas to understand climate change.
Match ID: 21 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.bbci.co.uk
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All That Rain Is Driving Up Cases of a Deadly Fungal Disease in California
Sat, 17 Feb 2024 13:00:00 +0000
Valley fever is thriving as California swings widely between drought and flooding.
Match ID: 22 Score: 10.71 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days
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NASA Collaborates in an International Air Quality Study
Mon, 12 Feb 2024 20:53:51 +0000
NASA and international researchers are studying the air quality in Asia as part of a global effort to better understand the air we breathe. In collaboration with Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), the Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality, or ASIA-AQ mission, will collect detailed atmospheric data over several locations in […]
Match ID: 23 Score: 7.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 9 days
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Caring for patients and cutting carbon: how a pioneering cancer clinic is reducing emissions
Thu, 15 Feb 2024 12:42:45 GMT

A hospital’s work to limit its environmental impact is creating better treatments for patients while lessening harm to the planet

Perched on a dramatic riverbank and filled with towering tropical plants, the Champalimaud Clinical Centre in Lisbon is not what comes to mind with the words “cancer treatment” – but the work it is doing could be a template for the future of healthcare.

New cancer cases across the world are predicted to increase by more than 50% by 2040, according to the Global Cancer Observatory. And with increased demand for treatment will come a cost that is only now being addressed – its impact on the environment. Given that the world’s healthcare sector is already responsible for 4.4% of the planet’s carbon emissions – surprisingly more than aviation or shipping – the implications for the climate crisis are significant.

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Match ID: 24 Score: 6.43 source: www.theguardian.com age: 6 days
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Pro-Israel DMFI Backs Centrist Democrat Who Progressives Fear Will Side With GOP
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 17:50:49 +0000

DMFI, a staunch ally of the right-wing AIPAC, is only the latest centrist group to throw support behind conservative Democrat Tom Suozzi.

The post Pro-Israel DMFI Backs Centrist Democrat Who Progressives Fear Will Side With GOP appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

NASA Releases STEM Toolkit for Advanced Air Mobility
Wed, 31 Jan 2024 05:36:06 +0000
NASA Aeronautics has released a new STEM toolkit focusing on Advanced Air Mobility for educators and students of all ages. The toolkit, comprised of numerous educational activities, is a free resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Advanced Air Mobility mission’s goal of enabling the use of drones and other new […]
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Can Second-Generation Ethanol Production Help Decarbonize the World?
2024-01-30T00:00:00Z

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Do Disasters Rally Support for Climate Action? It's Complicated.
2024-01-29T00:00:00Z
Reactions to devastating wildfires in the Amazon show the contrasting realities for people living in areas vulnerable to climate change. Research by Paula Rettl illustrates the political ramifications that arise as people weigh the economic tradeoffs of natural disasters.
Match ID: 28 Score: 2.14 source: hbswk.hbs.edu age: 24 days
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NASA Awards Contract for Aviation, Railroad Safety Reporting Systems
Fri, 26 Jan 2024 23:37:13 +0000
NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Virginia, for the maintenance and operation of incident reporting programs and continuing development to improve current and future reporting systems. The Aviation Safety Reporting System and Related Systems award is a cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract managed by the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA’s […]
Match ID: 29 Score: 2.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 26 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

After Three Years on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Mission Ends
Thu, 25 Jan 2024 19:30:09 +0000
NASA’s history-making Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has ended its mission at the Red Planet after surpassing expectations and making dozens more flights than planned. While the helicopter remains upright and in communication with ground controllers, imagery of its Jan. 18 flight sent to Earth this week indicates one or more of its rotor blades sustained damage […]
Match ID: 30 Score: 2.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 27 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

NASA Autonomous Flight Software Successfully Used in Air Taxi Stand-Ins
Thu, 25 Jan 2024 16:54:03 +0000
In late October, two research helicopters from the manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, made a dozen test flights over Long Island Sound, Connecticut taking care to avoid other aircraft in the area around them. Except the ordinary-looking helicopters were flying autonomously – guided by NASA-designed software – and those other aircraft were virtual, part […]
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qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

How Russia is taking control of the Arctic – video
Thu, 25 Jan 2024 09:45:05 GMT

Controlling the Arctic has long been an ambition of Soviet and Russian leaders. And it's not hard to see why: the Arctic contains vast deposits of untapped fossil fuels, it is of huge strategic importance militarily and represents an emerging trade route between Asia and the west to rival the Suez canal. But Russia is not the only country with designs on the Arctic. Canada and Denmark have also staked a claim and, in military terms, Nato is bearing down on all sides. Yet Vladimir Putin is closer than any of his predecessors to gaining control of the polar region. Josh Toussaint-Strauss explores how Russia is trying to entrench its claim to the Arctic

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qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

Amazon's record drought driven by climate change
Wed, 24 Jan 2024 17:37:35 GMT
The world's largest rainforest protects us from climate change but deforestation has left it vulnerable.
Match ID: 33 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 28 days
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NASA’s DC-8 to Fly Low-Altitude Over Central Valley, CA
Tue, 23 Jan 2024 18:13:22 +0000
What: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8 aircraft will fly over Central Valley and surroundings areas as part of an air quality field study. Residents in the areas below will see and hear the aircraft as it flies to achieve these measurements.   Where: Central Valley, CA and surrounding areas  When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at mid-morning to early […]
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qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

A New Way to See Your Climate Anxiety
Mon, 22 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0000
The climate crisis has become a mental health crisis. But eco-anxiety isn’t necessarily a pathology.
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Global Emissions Could Peak Sooner Than You Think
Wed, 17 Jan 2024 12:00:00 +0000
Global deployment of solar and wind power, plus a surge in EV sales, means emissions from fossil-fuel-derived energy will finally hit the downward slope.
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NASA, Lockheed Martin Reveal X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft
Fri, 12 Jan 2024 21:24:13 +0000
NASA and Lockheed Martin formally debuted the agency’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft Friday. Using this one-of-a-kind experimental airplane, NASA aims to gather data that could revolutionize air travel, paving the way for a new generation of commercial aircraft that can travel faster than the speed of sound. “This is a major accomplishment made possible only […]
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Can the carbon-offset market be saved?
Wed, 20 Dec 2023 13:42:15 +0000
Market prices have crashed
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Ahrefs vs SEMrush: Which SEO Tool Should You Use?
Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:16:00 +0000
semrush vs ahrefs


SEMrush and Ahrefs are among the most popular tools in the SEO industry. Both companies have been in business for years and have thousands of customers per month.

If you're a professional SEO or trying to do digital marketing on your own, at some point you'll likely consider using a tool to help with your efforts. Ahrefs and SEMrush are two names that will likely appear on your shortlist.

In this guide, I'm going to help you learn more about these SEO tools and how to choose the one that's best for your purposes.

What is SEMrush?

semrush

SEMrush is a popular SEO tool with a wide range of features—it's the leading competitor research service for online marketers. SEMrush's SEO Keyword Magic tool offers over 20 billion Google-approved keywords, which are constantly updated and it's the largest keyword database.

The program was developed in 2007 as SeoQuake is a small Firefox extension

Features

  • Most accurate keyword data: Accurate keyword search volume data is crucial for SEO and PPC campaigns by allowing you to identify what keywords are most likely to bring in big sales from ad clicks. SEMrush constantly updates its databases and provides the most accurate data.
  • Largest Keyword database: SEMrush's Keyword Magic Tool now features 20-billion keywords, providing marketers and SEO professionals the largest database of keywords.

  • All SEMrush users receive daily ranking data, mobile volume information, and the option to buy additional keywords by default with no additional payment or add-ons needed
  • Most accurate position tracking tool: This tool provides all subscribers with basic tracking capabilities, making it suitable for SEO professionals. Plus, the Position Tracking tool provides local-level data to everyone who uses the tool.
  • SEO Data Management: SEMrush makes managing your online data easy by allowing you to create visually appealing custom PDF reports, including Branded and White Label reports, report scheduling, and integration with GA, GMB, and GSC.
  • Toxic link monitoring and penalty recovery: With SEMrush, you can make a detailed analysis of toxic backlinks, toxic scores, toxic markers, and outreach to those sites.
  • Content Optimization and Creation Tools: SEMrush offers content optimization and creation tools that let you create SEO-friendly content. Some features include the SEO Writing Assistant, On-Page SEO Check, er/SEO Content Template, Content Audit, Post Tracking, Brand Monitoring.

Ahrefs

ahrefs


Ahrefs is a leading SEO platform that offers a set of tools to grow your search traffic, research your competitors, and monitor your niche. The company was founded in 2010, and it has become a popular choice among SEO tools. Ahrefs has a keyword index of over 10.3 billion keywords and offers accurate and extensive backlink data updated every 15-30 minutes and it is the world's most extensive backlink index database.

Features

  • Backlink alerts data and new keywords: Get an alert when your site is linked to or discussed in blogs, forums, comments, or when new keywords are added to a blog posting about you.
  • Intuitive interface: The intuitive design of the widget helps you see the overall health of your website and search engine ranking at a glance.
  • Site Explorer: The Site Explorer will give you an in-depth look at your site's search traffic.
  • Domain Comparison
  • Reports with charts and graphs
  • JavaScript rendering and a site audit can identify SEO issues.
  • A question explorer that provides well-crafted topic suggestions

Direct Comparisons: Ahrefs vs SEMrush

Now that you know a little more about each tool, let's take a look at how they compare. I'll analyze each tool to see how they differ in interfaces, keyword research resources, rank tracking, and competitor analysis.

User Interface

Ahrefs and SEMrush both offer comprehensive information and quick metrics regarding your website's SEO performance. However, Ahrefs takes a bit more of a hands-on approach to getting your account fully set up, whereas SEMrush's simpler dashboard can give you access to the data you need quickly.

In this section, we provide a brief overview of the elements found on each dashboard and highlight the ease with which you can complete tasks.

AHREFS

ahrefs interface


The Ahrefs dashboard is less cluttered than that of SEMrush, and its primary menu is at the very top of the page, with a search bar designed only for entering URLs.

Additional features of the Ahrefs platform include:

  • You can see analytics from the dashboard, including search engine rankings to domain ratings, referring domains, and backlink
  • Jumping from one tool to another is easy. You can use the Keyword Explorer to find a keyword to target and then directly track your ranking with one click.
  • The website offers a tooltip helper tool that allows you to hover your mouse over something that isn't clear and get an in-depth explanation.

SEMRUSH

semrush domain overview


When you log into the SEMrush Tool, you will find four main modules. These include information about your domains, organic keyword analysis, ad keyword, and site traffic.

You'll also find some other options like

  • A search bar allows you to enter a domain, keyword, or anything else you wish to explore.
  • A menu on the left side of the page provides quick links to relevant information, including marketing insights, projects, keyword analytics, and more.
  • The customer support resources located directly within the dashboard can be used to communicate with the support team or to learn about other resources such as webinars and blogs.
  • Detailed descriptions of every resource offered. This detail is beneficial for new marketers, who are just starting.

WHO WINS?

Both Ahrefs and SEMrush have user-friendly dashboards, but Ahrefs is less cluttered and easier to navigate. On the other hand, SEMrush offers dozens of extra tools, including access to customer support resources.

When deciding on which dashboard to use, consider what you value in the user interface, and test out both.

Rank Tracking

If you're looking to track your website's search engine ranking, rank tracking features can help. You can also use them to monitor your competitors.

Let's take a look at Ahrefs vs. SEMrush to see which tool does a better job.

Ahrefs

ahrefs rank tracking


The Ahrefs Rank Tracker is simpler to use. Just type in the domain name and keywords you want to analyze, and it spits out a report showing you the search engine results page (SERP) ranking for each keyword you enter.

Rank Tracker looks at the ranking performance of keywords and compares them with the top rankings for those keywords. Ahrefs also offers:

You'll see metrics that help you understand your visibility, traffic, average position, and keyword difficulty.

It gives you an idea of whether a keyword would be profitable to target or not.

SEMRUSH

semrush position tracking


SEMRush offers a tool called Position Tracking. This tool is a project tool—you must set it up as a new project. Below are a few of the most popular features of the SEMrush Position Tracking tool:

All subscribers are given regular data updates and mobile search rankings upon subscribing

The platform provides opportunities to track several SERP features, including Local tracking.

Intuitive reports allow you to track statistics for the pages on your website, as well as the keywords used in those pages.

Identify pages that may be competing with each other using the Cannibalization report.

WHO WINS?

Ahrefs is a more user-friendly option. It takes seconds to enter a domain name and keywords. From there, you can quickly decide whether to proceed with that keyword or figure out how to rank better for other keywords.

SEMrush allows you to check your mobile rankings and ranking updates daily, which is something Ahrefs does not offer. SEMrush also offers social media rankings, a tool you won't find within the Ahrefs platform. Both are good which one do you like let me know in the comment.

Keyword Research

Keyword research is closely related to rank tracking, but it's used for deciding which keywords you plan on using for future content rather than those you use now.

When it comes to SEO, keyword research is the most important thing to consider when comparing the two platforms.

AHREFS



The Ahrefs Keyword Explorer provides you with thousands of keyword ideas and filters search results based on the chosen search engine.

Ahrefs supports several features, including:

  • It can search multiple keywords in a single search and analyze them together. At SEMrush, you also have this feature in Keyword Overview.
  • Ahrefs has a variety of keywords for different search engines, including Google, YouTube, Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and other search engines.
  • When you click on a keyword, you can see its search volume and keyword difficulty, but also other keywords related to it, which you didn't use.

SEMRUSH



SEMrush's Keyword Magic Tool has over 20 billion keywords for Google. You can type in any keyword you want, and a list of suggested keywords will appear.

The Keyword Magic Tool also lets you to:

  • Show performance metrics by keyword
  • Search results are based on both broad and exact keyword matches.
  • Show data like search volume, trends, keyword difficulty, and CPC.
  • Show the first 100 Google search results for any keyword.
  • Identify SERP Features and Questions related to each keyword
  • SEMrush has released a new Keyword Gap Tool that uncovers potentially useful keyword opportunities for you, including both paid and organic keywords.

WHO WINS?

Both of these tools offer keyword research features and allow users to break down complicated tasks into something that can be understood by beginners and advanced users alike.

If you're interested in keyword suggestions, SEMrush appears to have more keyword suggestions than Ahrefs does. It also continues to add new features, like the Keyword Gap tool and SERP Questions recommendations.

Competitor Analysis

Both platforms offer competitor analysis tools, eliminating the need to come up with keywords off the top of your head. Each tool is useful for finding keywords that will be useful for your competition so you know they will be valuable to you.

AHREFS



Ahrefs' domain comparison tool lets you compare up to five websites (your website and four competitors) side-by-side.it also shows you how your site is ranked against others with metrics such as backlinks, domain ratings, and more.

Use the Competing Domains section to see a list of your most direct competitors, and explore how many keywords matches your competitors have.

To find more information about your competitor, you can look at the Site Explorer and Content Explorer tools and type in their URL instead of yours.

SEMRUSH



SEMrush provides a variety of insights into your competitors' marketing tactics. The platform enables you to research your competitors effectively. It also offers several resources for competitor analysis including:

Traffic Analytics helps you identify where your audience comes from, how they engage with your site, what devices visitors use to view your site, and how your audiences overlap with other websites.

SEMrush's Organic Research examines your website's major competitors and shows their organic search rankings, keywords they are ranking for, and even if they are ranking for any (SERP) features and more.

The Market Explorer search field allows you to type in a domain and lists websites or articles similar to what you entered. Market Explorer also allows users to perform in-depth data analytics on These companies and markets.

WHO WINS?

SEMrush wins here because it has more tools dedicated to competitor analysis than Ahrefs. However, Ahrefs offers a lot of functionality in this area, too. It takes a combination of both tools to gain an advantage over your competition.

Pricing

Ahrefs

  • Lite Monthly: $99/month
  • Standard Monthly: $179/month
  • Annually Lite: $990/year
  • Annually Standard: $1790/year

SEMRUSH

  • Pro Plan: $119.95/month
  • Guru Plan:$229.95/month
  • Business Plan: $449.95/month

Which SEO tool should you choose for digital marketing?

When it comes to keyword data research, you will become confused about which one to choose.

Consider choosing Ahrefs if you

  • Like friendly and clean interface
  • Searching for simple keyword suggestions

  • Want to get more keywords for different search engines like Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Baidu, and more

 

Consider SEMrush if you:

  • Want more marketing and SEO features
  • Need competitor analysis tool
  • Need to keep your backlinks profile clean
  • Looking for more keyword suggestions for Google

Both tools are great. Choose the one which meets your requirements and if you have any experience using either Ahrefs or SEMrush let me know in the comment section which works well for you.

 

 


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