Category Archives: environment

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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North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Webinars

TweetNorth Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, is designed to help local communities better understand changing flood risks associated with climate change and to provide tools to help those communities better prepare for future flood risks. It builds on lessons learned from … 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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USGS Releases Drought Visualization Website – Insights on the California Drought

TweetA newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.

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A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

TweetNASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide – An exciting and amazing new dataviz from NASA – this new, ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere … 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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Tracking Hurricanes and Historical Hurricane Data

TweetHurricane season is well under way as the traditional North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. As soon as the weather alerts start coming in about tropical storms its natural that interest in previous tropical storms will heighten and … Continue reading

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ParkScore Index Ranks Park Systems in 60 Largest U.S. Cities #ParkScore

TweetSomething of interest for parks and nature lovers… ParkScore uses advanced GIS (geographic information system) computer mapping technology to create digital maps evaluating park accessibility, making it the most realistic assessment system available. Instead of simply measuring distance to a local … Continue reading

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Monitoring Fukushima fallout with crowd-sourced citizen science seawater sampling

TweetThis update on a topic very near and dear to many of us who live on the Pacific coastline via the David Suzuki foundation… More than three years have passed since the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan. … Continue reading

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5 High-Tech Camping Tools For Your Next Trip

TweetWith Memorial Day upon us that means one thing, summer is here… wow! With the hot, sunny (hopefully) summer season that means camping for many of us and so to celebrate that w4’ve got a special feature to share with … 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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