Montana climate project to install remote weather stations

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana researchers recently received a $21 million government contract, bringing more support and longevity to what has been a grassroots effort to build a better climate monitoring network across the state.

The funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will pay to expand and enhance a collaborative project spearheaded by UM’s Montana Climate Office in 2016 that aims to fill in gaps in weather and soil moisture data throughout the state.

“This project is very unique,” said Kelsey Jencso, a lead researcher and associate professor of watershed hydrology at UM. “This is a very applied project. It has a particular goal, which is to better monitor soil moisture, snowpack, weather hazards and climate conditions.”

Through partnerships with government agencies, including the Montana Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Land Management, Montana State University, watershed groups, and private farmers and ranchers, the Montana Climate

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Windows 10 Nagging To Install Edge Is Getting Worse And Worse

Microsoft is stepping up its relentless campaign to encourage Windows 10 users to run its own Edge browser.

The company has used various tactics to persuade Windows users to run the revamped Edge, including pop-ups within the operating system and questionable prompts to use Microsoft’s “recommended” browser. Now the nagging is being stepped up a gear.

The soon-to-be-launched Windows 10 20H2 update, which is due for general release in early October, already installs Microsoft Edge by default and makes it irremovable.

On my test system, which is running an early preview of Windows 10 20H2, an Edge icon is placed as the first icon on the Taskbar and there’s another shortcut to Edge placed on the desktop, in case you missed that.

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