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Daily Archives: September 8, 2022

Google Maps can now pick the most efficient route for EVs

Ars Technica: “Google Maps has pointed out “eco-friendly” routes for a while now. If you have a gas-powered car, the logic is something like the “smoothest” ride with the least stops and starts will have the best fuel efficiency. But what if you don’t have a gas guzzler? Electric vehicles use the least power in basically the opposite situation: low-speed stop-and-go traffic. Google Maps’ newest feature will let you pick your car’s engine type, with “Gas,” “Diesel,” “Electric,” and “Hybrid” available as options for the eco-route planning to consider. Google says “in the coming weeks,” the feature will roll out to the US, Europe, and Canada. Europe is also getting its first taste of Google Maps eco-routing, starting today…”

You Could Have Told Me That in the First Place: Five Tips That Might Have Saved a Young Lawyer a Lot of Trouble

Jay O’Keeffe, You Could Have Told Me That in the First Place: Five Tips That Might Have Saved a Young Lawyer a Lot of Trouble, 52 U. Rich. L. Rev. 53 (2022).  Available at: “I will open with a confession: I have very, very little to contribute to legal scholarship. My day-to-day work as… Continue Reading

How Book Bans Turned a Texas Town Upside Down

The New York Times Magazine: “…Over the last year, campaigns to ban books have erupted throughout school districts and local libraries across the country. The American Library Association, which tracks challenges to library books or resources since 1990, previously documented roughly 300 to 350 complaints annually, with most challenges targeting a single title each. But… Continue Reading

Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Launches New Climate Portal to Help Communities Navigate Climate Change Impacts “Today we’re launching a new climate website to help communities build resilience, with: Real-time dashboard of extreme weather; Interactive maps of future climate impacts for each area; snd Tools to develop resilience plans & access federal funding….Climate Mapping for Resilience… Continue Reading

The 2021/2022 Human Development Report

UN – Human Development Report – Uncertain times, unsettled lives – Shaping our future in a transforming world – “The global Human Development Index value has declined two years in a row, erasing the gains of the preceding five years…How to understand and navigate today’s uncertainty complex— driven by the Anthropocene, by purposeful societal transformation… Continue Reading

DOJ responds to Judge Cannon – classified documents do not belong to private citizens

CNN: “The Justice Department is appealing a court-ordered special master review of the materials seized by the FBI at former President Donald Trump’s Florida home…” and UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH DIVISION. CASE NO. 22-CV-81294-CANNON. DONALD J. TRUMP, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant. THE UNITED STATES’ MOTION… Continue Reading

NHTSA Updates Cybersecurity Best Practices for New Vehicles

“The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles, an update to its 2016 edition. The document describes NHTSA’s guidance to the automotive industry for improving vehicle cybersecurity for safety. “As vehicle technology and connectivity develop, cybersecurity needs to be a top priority for… Continue Reading