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Report – Reckoning with the U.S Role in Global Ocean Plastic Waste

National Academies: “The United States should create a national strategy by the end of 2022 to reduce its contribution to plastic waste in the ocean, including substantially reducing the amount of solid waste generated in the U.S., says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report also recommends the… Continue Reading

What Is You.com and How Is It Different to Other Search Engines?

MakeUseOf: “You.com is a search engine that puts its users first. Using a combination of search results, apps, and shortcuts, it presents information in rows that “form an interface of your digital life”. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time scouring the internet for content, You.com may be for you. You can use… Continue Reading

Considering the challenges that face shuttered newspapers with decades or even centuries of material to preserve

Tedium – Dead on Archival: “…Newspapers and print journalism in general have been dying a slow death for more than 20 years now. While causes and the current state of the industry are very much in debate, there is little argument that print journalism is currently in a dire state. The Hussman School of Journalism… Continue Reading

Missing Decisions and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Rantanen, Jason, Missing Decisions and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (September 20, 2021). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-46. “Merritt McAlister’s Missing Decisions is an important contribution to our understanding of civil procedure, judicial decision making, and the law itself. McAlister’s study… Continue Reading

Learn how to find abortion pills, how to use them safely, and help us make this information common knowledge.

Shout Your Abortion: “The Good News – Mifepristone and Misoprostol—aka abortion pills—are safe, effective, and widely available online for about $100. In fact, you can now order pills to have on hand before you’re even pregnant. Abortion-by-mail can significantly reduce the harm done by anti-choice legislation, but only if people know that this option exists. Please be… Continue Reading

A new ratings industry is emerging to help homebuyers assess climate risks

Via LLRX – A new ratings industry is emerging to help homebuyers assess climate risks – Matthew E. Kahn studies environmental economics, and in his recent book, “Adapting to Climate Change: Markets and the Management of an Uncertain Future”, he explores how the rise of Big Data will help people, firms and local governments make… Continue Reading

U.S. to extend transit mask mandate through mid-March

White House Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces New Actions to Protect Americans Against the Delta and Omicron Variants as We Battle COVID-⁠19 this Winter: “Today, President Biden will announce new actions to combat COVID-19 as the United States heads into the winter months and with the emergence of a new variant, Omicron. The United States has come… Continue Reading

Twitter bans sharing ‘private’ images and videos without consent

Engadget – “Twitter has expanded its private information policy to include media, banning users from sharing photos or videos of a private individual without their permission. The company notes that tweeting such images can violate someone’s privacy and potentially lead to harm against them. Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media,… Continue Reading

Streamlined NIST Tool Could Help Homeowners, Renters Reduce Airborne Exposure to COVID

NIST – “COVID-19 is still circulating in the U.S. and may once again gain traction as families and friends gather indoors over the holidays. There are several measures that, combined with vaccination, could curtail a new wave of infections. One often-overlooked approach for homes is managing air flow and air cleaning. Leveraging ventilation and filtration… Continue Reading