Category Archives: conservation

Temperate Rainforests in OR, WA, BC, Alaska experience irreparable losses

TweetMore bad news as climate change and rainforest experts warned that without drastic and immediate cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and new forest protections, the world’s most expansive stretch of temperate rainforests from Alaska to the coast redwoods will experience … Continue reading

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Earth Primer for iPad – Discover how Earth works

TweetThis interactive Geology book will bring your iPad to life! Enter Earth Primer. The app gives the user an amazing experience and a chance to explore and discover how the Earth works. Unlock new tools and features as your progress… … Continue reading

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Canada’s Launches a Search for the National Bird Project

TweetWow, as a Canadian I was surprised to find out that Canada doesn’t actually have an “official” national bird! Yes indeed… like me, i bet you likely suspected it was the Canadian goose or perhaps the loon but nope, sorry! … Continue reading

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Plume from Fukushima, Japan took 2.1 years to travel across the Pacific Ocean

TweetAn interesting update from EarthSky regarding a topic of interest to those on the Pacific coast. From the article… A radiation plume from the March, 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan took about 2.1 years to travel via ocean currents … Continue reading

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F2V – A virtual platform for waterway data

TweetThis is very cool from @FlyingFishViews -F2V.me (Beta) – A virtual platform for waterway data. Take a trip downstream using this StreetView-Like platform. According to the developers, F2V is a streetview like experience for rivers made possible by integrating imagery, … Continue reading

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NASA Challenges Developers With The Climate Resilience Data Challenge

TweetSome cool stuff from NASA, an opportunity for developers who really want to help with a great cause!  NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that … Continue reading

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The Esrigram Shark Week Shark GIS MapJournal

TweetTrust Esri to not miss an opportunity to churn out another cool Map Journal or story map (ya, I’m still a little confused in what the diff is between a journal or story map etc…). This latest Journal shares some … Continue reading

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Report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the US

TweetThe Obama Administration recently released the Third National Climate Assessment for the United States. No huge surprise here as the report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the United States and key sectors of the U.S. economy. … Continue reading

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Take Care of the Oceans – the Economy Will Appreciate It!

TweetSome new research out of NOAA show that the sea is providing a much needed boost to the economy… perhaps such news will provide some added incentive for people to take care of the oceans and show them the respect … Continue reading

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opportunity knocks – Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge

TweetThe Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014 is now open worldwide to developers of all types (government, technology firms, academic institutions, not for profits, startups, and individuals). This contest challenges all developers to create an app using the Esri ArcGIS Platform to help … Continue reading

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U.S. Post Celebrates Earth Day With Sea Surface Temperatures Forever Stamp

TweetOn April 22, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Global: Sea Surface Temperatures Forever international price stamp. The $1.15 stamp can be used to mail a one-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International service is available. … Continue reading

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Google Map Gallery – One Click USGS Topo Downloads and more!

TweetSo you need USGS topos do you? After years and years the USGS topo data is still a hot ticket item that many Geo professionals rely on for their basemaps. Since the dawn of time these data have been quite … Continue reading

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