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Troubled Water: A Map of Tomorrow’s Thirsty Future

Via Pacific Standard: Troubled Water: A Map of Tomorrow’s Thirsty Future A survey of regional water crises: community stress and political standoffs

“North America – The Ogallala aquifer provides nearly one-third of the groundwater used for irrigation in the United States. In 2013, researchers estimated that, at current rates, farming in places like Kansas is set to peak in the 2040s, declining thereafter from water stress…”

Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Baker, M. (2016). Open-access index delists thousands of journals Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature. Van Noorden, R. (2014). Open-access website gets tough Nature, 512 (7512), 17-17 DOI: 10.1038/512017a Morrison, Heather, 2014-03, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access”, http://hdl.handle.net/10864/10660 Morrison, Heather; V11. “A leading index of open-access journals is set to shrink by more than one-quarter after delisting aroundContinue Reading

Fo First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

“Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the firstContinue Reading

LexisNexis Introduces New, Interactive Rule of Law Awareness Tool

“LexisNexis Legal & Professional today launches an interactive online tool that shows how the rule of law is measured and why it’s important. This first-of-its-kind data tool, the LexisNexis Rule of Law Impact Tracker, quantifies the relationship between rule of law and social and economic development. According to the United Nations, approximately 4 billion peopleContinue Reading

Do We Need a Stable Funding Ratio? Banks’ Funding in the Global Financial Crisis

Lallour, Antoine and Mio, Hitoshi, Do We Need a Stable Funding Ratio? Banks’ Funding in the Global Financial Crisis (May 20, 2016). Bank of England Working Paper No. 602. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2783788 “We use data from the recent global financial crisis to study the importance of several structural funding metrics in characterisingContinue Reading

Facebook Response to Chairman John Thune’s letter on Trending Topics

Colin Stretch, Facebook General Counsel – News Release: “Last week we met with Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee John Thune to describe our investigation in response to anonymous allegations of political bias in our Trending Topics feature and to discuss the preliminary results of our work. Today, we sent Chairman Thune a followContinue Reading

Report – State of the Birds

North American Bird Conservation Initiative – The State of North America’s Birds 2016: “Birds in ocean and tropical forest habitats are of highest conservation concern. But species need our help in every habitat…Whichever language we speak, the fates of birds are intricately tied to the peoples of North America. Where bird populations are dropping, theContinue Reading

Public Knowledge

“What Public Knowledge Does – Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.” Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella, May 24, 2016 – “Recently, theContinue Reading

FY 2017 Financial Services and General Government Bill – Subcommittee Draft

House Committee on Appropriations, H. R. [Report No. 114–] Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes: “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, outContinue Reading

Transportation and Warehousing Sector Drives Nonemployer Business Growth

“The number of businesses without paid employees rose by 831,317 or 3.6 percent to 23.8 million establishments from 2013 to 2014. Businesses without paid employees, such as operating a family-run corner store, acting as a real estate agent, pet sitting, blogging, and snowplowing, are refered to as nonemployer businesses. The transportation and warehousing sector (NAICSContinue Reading

GAO Reports – Border Security, Medicare Program, Prisoner Operations

Border Security: DHS Surveillance Technology Unmanned Aerial Systems and Other Assets, GAO-16-671T: Published: May 24, 2016. Publicly Released: May 24, 2016. Medicare Program: Continued Action Required to Address Weaknesses in Provider and Supplier Enrollment Controls, GAO-16-703T: Published: May 24, 2016. Publicly Released: May 24, 2016. Prisoner Operations: United States Marshals Service Could Better Estimate CostContinue Reading

iHire for employers and job seekers

“Rapid technological advancements and emerging means of connecting, communicating, and distributing information have forever changed the way people search for employment and the way employers find top talent. Founded in 1999, iHire has been in the thick of this digital job- and talent-search revolution since the search first went “online.” At iHire, we recognized fromContinue Reading