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Daily Archives: November 7, 2021

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on the frontlines of the shipping crisis

Yahoo News – We chartered a boat with a logistics expert to look at port congestion up close and saw how American greed is leading to shortages and empty shelves…The combined Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the largest on the West Coast and among the closest to Asia, making them the ideal destination for the behemoth container ships that once offered timely and cost-effective ocean shipping…”I blame 150 years of supply chain optimization,” Nathan Strang, Flexport’s director of ocean trade lane management, told Insider of why ships are still steaming towards Los Angeles and Long Beach. “It’s a sign of their success, that’s causing the congestion.”

Science Publisher Retracts 44 Papers for Being Utter Nonsense

Gizmodo: Unadulterated gibberish snuck into Springer Nature’s Arabian Journal of Geosciences, and not for the first time. “The publisher Springer Nature was forced to retract over 40 papers from its Arabian Journal of Geosciences after realizing they were nothing more than garbled jargon. This is just the latest in a series of shoddy research papers… Continue Reading

Shop With Your Heart Grocery List

ASPCA: “Every food purchase is a chance to change our food system, no matter what you eat. We’ve made it easier than ever to Shop With Your Heart by searching for food made from plant-based ingredients or to find animal-products that have earned one or more recommended animal welfare certifications. Our search engine allows you to further… Continue Reading

Tracking Freedom of Information Act Libraries

Center for Data Innovation: “Lisa DeLuca, a data librarian associated with Seton Hall University, has updated a dataset tracking Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) libraries. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires federal agencies in the United States to make certain records available to the public, and FOIA libraries serve as the official government repositories… Continue Reading

New Updates to the US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool

CDC:  “The US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool provides quick access to data for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and public health professionals. New data have been added, and the tool’s layout has been redesigned to improve navigation, data-sharing options, and visual displays. Data are grouped under six new headings across the top of the website.… Continue Reading

Elemental haiku

Elemental haiku by Mary Soon Lee: “A review of the Periodic Table composed of 119 science haiku, one for each element, plus a closing haiku for element 119 (not yet synthesized). The haiku encompass astronomy, biology, chemistry, history, physics, and a bit of whimsical flair. Click or hover over an element on the Periodic Table… Continue Reading

WaPo – Countries’ climate pledges built on flawed data

Washington Post – “…Across the world, many countries underreport their greenhouse gas emissions in their reports to the United Nations, a Washington Post investigation has found. An examination of 196 country reports reveals a giant gap between what nations declare their emissions to be versus the greenhouse gases they are sending into the atmosphere. The… Continue Reading

Cognitive Bias Codex

“Translations of the Cognitive Bias Codex are available in several languages including French and Spanish. Simply select your language of choice at checkout. If you are interested in helping us bring the Codex to more people by helping translate the text, we would love to hear from you. We use an online translation hub that’s… Continue Reading

Marine Traffic

“MarineTraffic is the world’s leading provider of ship tracking and maritime intelligence. We are dedicated to making actionable information easily accessible. Monitoring vessel movements is at the core of what we do. Building on a base of data gathered from our network of coastal AIS-receiving stations, supplemented by satellite receivers, we apply algorithms and integrate… Continue Reading