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Earth Day 2019 – Protecting At-Risk Fish, Birds, and Animals

GAO Watchblog: “It’s Earth Day; and this year’s theme is about broadening protection for at-risk species and their habitats. What is the nation doing on this front? Today’s WatchBlog examines some national and international efforts….” [h/t Pete Weiss] [Note – since 1/17 – efforts focused on saving species and habitat via EPA and other agencies, have either ceased, been de-funded, or work has slowed to a crawl]

See also the Washington Post – These climate change stories deserve magazine covers. For Earth Day, they’re all getting one. “The Washington Post Magazine illustrated covers for different aspects of climate change that The Post has written about. Here are the stories — and the covers that were created to highlight them.”

See also ifixit – “Did you know that, globally, we dump as many as 50 million metric tons of e-waste every year? That’s the equivalent weight of over 8 Great Egyptian Pyramids!”

Justice Department censored CNN headline, New York Post quotation, and more

National Security Archive – “Black blotches mar the surface of the Mueller Report like measles cases tracked on a map of Brooklyn.  Some 176 of the 448 pages feature at least one redaction, according to the Washington Post count, and 10 pages are blacked out in full. The Justice Department redactions are on their face overdone.  The… Continue Reading

Several Publishers Plan To Release Redacted Mueller Report As A Physical Book

NPR interview – “Several publishers — Simon & Schuster’s Scribner imprint, Skyhorse Publishing and Melville House — have said they will publish special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.” See also The Atlantic – The Irony of Mueller-Report Profiteering Via Axios: “Two Mueller report books are in the top 15 on Amazon even though free PDFs are… Continue Reading

Mueller Report Censorship Raises Question: What’s the Government Hiding?

Follow up to ongoing updates via this beSpacific posting – Guides to the Redacted Mueller Report – Release is April 18, 2019 – see also via National Security Archive – Mueller Report Censorship Raises Question: What’s the Government Hiding? Documents Show It’s an Art Not a Science – Vast Over-classification. “The National Security Archive has published hundreds… Continue Reading

The Rise of Risk Management in Financial Institutions – Diminution of Legal Function

Business Law Today – The Rise of Risk Management in Financial Institutions and a Potential Unintended Consequence – The Diminution of the Legal Function By: Thomas C. Baxter, Jr.  April 2, 2019 – “After the global financial crisis, a highly respected group of financial supervisors from the industrialized world convened to consider what might have caused… Continue Reading

Report On The Investigation on Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election

U.S. Department of Justice has released the 448 redacted (searchable) report in PDF – Report On the Investigation into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, Vols I and II March 2019. Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Submitted Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. Sec 600.8(c). Please see this link for a screen shot of text… Continue Reading

Guides to the Redacted Mueller Report – Release is April 18, 2019

Thread by @SethAbramson: “(MUELLER REPORT LIVE THREAD) This thread chronicles—in real time—the release of the Mueller Report, with news and analysis from a @Newsweek columnist and @NYTimes https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1118631217212067841.html bestselling author (Proof of Collusion)” NOTE – There are 953 redacted sections in the 448 pages of the report. Splinter – The Juiciest Bits From the Mueller… Continue Reading

Knowledge Organization Systems

Hanging Together: “That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Daniel Lovins of Yale and Stephen Hearn of the University of Minnesota. As controlled vocabularies and thesauri are converted into linked open data and shared publicly, they often separate from their traditional role of facilitating collection browsing and… Continue Reading

The Consumer Protection Ecosystem: Law, Norms, and Technology

Bradley, Christopher G., The Consumer Protection Ecosystem: Law, Norms, and Technology (March 8, 2019). Denver Law Review, Vol. 97, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3349190 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3349190 “Consumer law provokes fierce policy debate on issues from identity theft to online privacy, from arbitration clauses and class action lawsuits to Americans’ accumulation of debt and the unsavory… Continue Reading

NYT – How to Cover 2020: Assume Nothing and Beware of Twitter

The New York Times – “Journalists have no idea how the 2020 election will play out. And that’s a good thing. Some of the country’s top political journalists came together last week for a gathering convened by the strategist David Axelrod, to talk about how to cover the presidential race in a way that won’t… Continue Reading