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Category Archives: Environmental Law

How to (properly) get rid of all your e-waste

Mashable: “…“Globally, e-waste is the most traded hazardous waste on the planet,” Jim Puckett, the executive director of the Basel Action Network (BAN) said. BAN is an electronics recycling watchdog organization that monitors where electronic waste ends up after being “recycled.” Unfortunately, all too often, e-waste from affluent countries like the U.S. gets shipped offshore… Continue Reading

Why 2021 Is Setting Up to Be a Pivotal Year for Digital Content in Libraries

Publishers Weekly:  “As the calendar turned to 2021, it dawned on me that I have now been working with the American Library Association on e-book and digital content issues for a decade. My work with ALA began in 2011, when then-president Molly Raphael asked me to co-chair the association’s inaugural Digital Content and Libraries Working… Continue Reading

We use 6.8 billion face masks a day. Researchers want to turn them into roads

Fast Company – And the roads could be even stronger than traditional roads, according to new research in the journal ‘Science of the Total Environment: “The disposable masks you see every day have to go somewhere. Many, if not most, end up in a landfill. Researchers have developed a new material that turns all those… Continue Reading

Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 – in pictures

The Guardian: “From majestic landscapes, intimate animal portraits and intriguing night-time views beneath the ocean’s surface, to glimpses of cultures across the world, the winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 present a view of life on our planet at a time in which travel has been difficult or impossible. The winning images… Continue Reading

ABA celebrates Black History Month with monthlong webinar series

“The American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will celebrate Black History Month with a webinar series for various days in February, The Challenges that African Americans Face in the 21st Century, begins Wednesday, Feb. 3 and will run on Feb. 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 23, 25 and 26. The series… Continue Reading

Here Is President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address

BuzzFeedNews – text and Video: “”We’ve learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.”… See also The New Yorker – “Joe Biden’s Love Letter to the Truth – On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s presence where pro-Trump rioters had recently smashed and looted was a victory for democracy… Continue Reading