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Facility Level Information on Greenhouse Gases Tool

Via Jeremy Singer-Vine, Data is Plural: The EPA’s Facility Level Information on Greenhouse Gases Tool “gives you access to greenhouse gas data reported to EPA by large emitters, facilities that inject CO2 underground, and suppliers of products that result in GHG emissions when used in the United States.” The information comes from the agency’s Greenhouse… Continue Reading

Planetary Boundaries

“Throughout our collaboration with the esteemed researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, we have been privileged to contribute to the visualisation and communication of planetary boundaries over the years. Planetary Boundaries are a set of key concepts related to Earth’s capacity to maintain a stable and habitable… Continue Reading

DOI Drones

“Through a FOIA request to the US Department of the Interior, journalist Ben Welsh has obtained and published the agency’s drone roster. For each of the 850+ remote-controlled aircraft, the dataset lists the agency bureau and office, drone manufacturer, model, cost, serial number, and more. The FOIA request also unearthed spreadsheets listing specific drone flights… Continue Reading

New Privacy Badger Prevents Google From Mangling More of Your Links and Invading Your Privacy

EFF: “We released a new version of Privacy Badger that updates how we fight “link tracking” across a number of Google products. With this update Privacy Badger removes tracking from links in Google Docs, Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Images results. Privacy Badger now also removes tracking from links added after scrolling through Google Search… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence Tools and Tips

Via LLRX – Artificial Intelligence Tools and Tips – Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program and Julie Bays,, OBA Practice Management Advisor, aiding attorneys in using technology and other tools to efficiently manage their offices, recommend that now is a good time to experiment with specific AI-powered tools and suggest the… Continue Reading

Americans’ Dismal Views of the Nation’s Politics

Pew – “65% say they always or often feel exhausted when thinking about politics. Americans have long been critical of politicians and skeptical of the federal government. But today, Americans’ views of politics and elected officials are unrelentingly negative, with little hope of improvement on the horizon. Majorities say the political process is dominated by… Continue Reading

UK Guide on the use of Generative AI

UK Gov: Guide on the use of Generative AI – “Overview – Generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools offer many potential benefits to Government of Canada (GC) institutions. Federal institutions should explore potential uses of generative AI tools for supporting and improving their operations. However, because these tools are evolving, they should not be used in… Continue Reading

Covid 19 Data Dispatch

Covid Dispatch: “Every Sunday, this publication explores the state of COVID-19 data in the U.S. Discover what major public health agencies are up to, which new resources are coming online, and what challenges data reporters are facing in tracking the pandemic. Plus, gain access to a growing body of COVID-19 data resources and connect with… Continue Reading

Exploring Congress’ Framework for The Future of AI

“U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a white paper – Exploring Congress’ Framework for The Future of AI – on artificial intelligence (AI) and the technology’s potential benefits and risks to society. Additionally, Cassidy requested feedback from stakeholders on the role of government… Continue Reading

Justice Department Probe Scrutinizes Elon Musk Perks at Tesla Going Back Years

WSJ: Federal prosecutors also have sought information about transactions between Tesla and other entities related to the billionaire – “Federal prosecutors are scrutinizing personal benefits may have provided Elon Musk since 2017—longer than previously known—as part of a criminal investigation examining issues including a proposed house for the chief executive.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for… Continue Reading