Category Archives: Information

Good Statement About E-Mail-Gate

This column from the respected Matt Iglesias, a commentator at Vox.com is the way the whole e-mail thing seems to me, based on my pretty extensive experience with internet tools over the past 20 years, to be about the way … Continue reading

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How to Increase the Integration of Cuban Science and Technology with the Global Community

[In my experience both working with Cuba in UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook program, and during birding trips to the island, I’ve been greatly impressed by the depth of Cuban expertise in many science and technology fields. There is a major … Continue reading

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Good Sense about Morality from the NewScientist

On-line at <https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730400-700-morality-2-0-how-manipulating-our-minds-could-save-the-world/&gt; Morality 2.0: How manipulating our minds could save the world [Emphasis added] Our moral instincts are failing to cope with the dilemmas of the modern world. Is it time to use tricks, pills or brain zaps to … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Copyright Coup: Jamaica’s Public Domain Plundered

from a post on the Civic e-mail group JULY 24, 2015 | BY JEREMY MALCOLM HTTPS://WWW.EFF.ORG/DEEPLINKS/2015/07/ANATOMY-COPYRIGHT-COUP-JAMAICAS-PUBLIC-DOMAIN-PLUNDERED A bill extending the term of copyright by an additional 45 years—almost doubling it, in the case of corporate and government works—sailed through the … Continue reading

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FORGOTTEN FORESTRY INFORMATION OF PUERTO RICO

Originally posted on Frank H. Wadsworth:
FORGOTTEN FORESTRY INFORMATION OF PUERTO RICO Frank H. Wadsworth 8-24-2014 Volunteer, International Institute of Tropical Forestry Now that the island is more than half covered with forests and we are having an unprecedented number…

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Measuring Development: the Importance of Statistics on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

from a blog of the London School of Economics <http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/03/23/measuring-development-the-importance-of-statistics-post-2015/&gt; Wonder if the UN Statistical Office agrees that “there is no reason why data should remain the remit of statistical offices?” Measuring development: the importance of statistics on the post-2015 … Continue reading

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Serious Issue as We Become More Embedded in a Global, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

From the Washington Post — use the link to see all the graphics. . . <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/02/u-s-millennials-post-abysmal-scores-in-tech-skills-test-lag-behind-foreign-peers/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_1_na&gt; Wonkblog U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test, lag behind foreign peers By Todd C. Frankel March 2 American millennials did not … Continue reading

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