I Watch, You Watch, We All #YachtWatch

Source: Lawfare Podcast: Tracking Russian Oligarch Yachts. March 21, 2022. Alex Finley, a former CIA intelligence officer and journalist, now writes fiction novels. She’s also the originator of the popular Twitter hashtag, #YachtWatch. Now that the EU and United States are sanctioning prominent Russians, Twitter users track assets like yachts and planes. For many, itContinue reading “I Watch, You Watch, We All #YachtWatch”

Michiganders help bats fight deadly fungus

After two years of news about COVID and its variants, Michigan residents may think they are amateur epidemiologists. According to the State of Michigan website, over two million cases of COVID have resulted in over 32,000 deaths as of March 2, 2022. A nearly invisible group of Michiganders, however, has been targeted by a deadlyContinue reading “Michiganders help bats fight deadly fungus”

Using Yarn to Fight Global Warming

“This is the kind of project that takes well to the ebbs and flows of life and math.” Tony Lipsey, a crocheter who started her own crochet design business, TL Yarn Crafts, is a leading influencer in promoting temperature blankets. Her voice adds to the latest chapter in the strange tale of how knitters andContinue reading “Using Yarn to Fight Global Warming”

ACEs and the Oscars

When Will Smith assaulted Chris Rock at the Academy Awards ceremony, the U.S. television audience didn’t see it. The network censored the physical and verbal attacks and part of Smith’s acceptance speech. Anyone with an Internet connection, however, could see clips posted on Twitter within minutes from other countries where the broadcast ran in itsContinue reading “ACEs and the Oscars”

Open-source Research in the War in Ukraine

A phenomenon I’ve been tracking on Twitter the last month are open source researchers who fact check video and other visuals in the war in Ukraine. The Lawfare Podcast has a series called Arbiters of Truth. A recent episode is worth a listen, How Open-Source Investigators Are Documenting the War in Ukraine. The guest isContinue reading “Open-source Research in the War in Ukraine”

Ann Arbor’s 2030 carbon-neutral goal needs local control

Ann Arbor is one step closer to choosing local control over its electricity distribution. Driven by the A2Zero Plan adopted in 2020, the city plans to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and local control is seen by city officials and advocates as the only path to achieve it. DTE Electric, a subsidiary of DTE Energy, currentlyContinue reading “Ann Arbor’s 2030 carbon-neutral goal needs local control”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started