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NDC Explorer – one-stop-shop for exploring national climate action plans

Via Data Driven Journalism: “In 2013, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decided that every member state should formulate a concrete national contribution to address the challenges of climate change. To this end, each country developed a Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) that communicated their planned climate change mitigation… Continue Reading

How Cell Phone Data Helps Us Better Understand Human Exposure To Air Pollution

Vast digital data-sets are changing how we predict the impacts of the urban environment on human health. In challenging traditional principles, can cellular network data offer insights on how to mitigate human exposure to dangerous air pollution? “Global urbanization has led to one of the world’s most pressing environmental health concerns: the increasing number of… Continue Reading

Treepedia maps trees in cities throughout the world

Treepedia – Exploring the Green Canopy in cities around the world – Using the power of MIT digital research applications and Google Street view users may choose a city from the list included to date, and search by specific location(s) to identify the differences in green space within a city and in comparison to other… Continue Reading

Oxfam – Just 8 Men Own Same Wealth as Half the World

News release: “Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today ahead of the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland:  Oxfam’s report, “An economy for the 99 percent,” shows that the gap… Continue Reading

Archive of public tweets, deleted by politicians around the world

“What is Politwoops? An archive of public tweets deleted by politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn’t see.” Continue Reading

Report – Fostering The Advancement of the Internet of Things

Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force & Digital Economy Leadership Team report, Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things, January 2017. “The Internet of Things (IoT) – in which connected devices are proliferating at an unprecedented rate–is a technological development that is transforming the way we live and do business. IoT continues the… Continue Reading

The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration

Document via the European Parliament – The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration, 13-01-2017 “During the election campaign, President-elect Donald Trump stated his intention to repeal or amend regulations issued by the Obama administration. Following the 2016 elections in the USA, as well as the White House the Republicans will… Continue Reading

A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity

A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity – Daniel Garrie January 11, 2017. “Law firms have long held a hallowed position in the corporate world, as the preeminent keeper of confidences. But the frequency with which law firms are falling victim to data breaches and hacks should leave clients questioning their firm’s data security. Due… Continue Reading

Law School Case Study: UC-Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage

“In Thomson Reuters’ examination of methods that modern law schools can use to help enable their students to become more “practice ready,” we identified four law schools already integrating practice-ready skills into their curriculums. In the following series of case studies, we explore how those schools are shaping law students and law firms.” Continue Reading

2017 Report on the State of the Legal Market: Stagnation, Innovation & What Lies Ahead

The “2017 Report on the State of the Legal Market”: Stagnation, Innovation & What Lies Ahead January 12, 2017. “Law firms must find ways to effectively adapt to evolving competitive conditions — including the effective demise of the billable hour — or risk further erosion of their market positions. At the same time, the changing… Continue Reading

Six Ways Law Schools Can Make Students More Practice Ready

Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute – “Current law school curriculum provides students with the theoretical base they need to pass the Bar, however, today’s law schools can make the most of the significant changes roiling the legal industry — a tighter job market, emerging technologies and the increasing use of legal process outsourcers — by… Continue Reading

Modern Slavery Statistics: Victims Significantly Outweigh Convictions

Modern Slavery Statistics: What We Know and What We Don’t By Meggie Weiler “Last year the Washington Post Fact Checker series investigated several widely used statistics that anti-trafficking advocates often cite, including UNICEF’s estimated numbers of child soldiers. It found that UNICEF and other organizations were using heavily estimated and outdated figures. Human trafficking is… Continue Reading