Category Archives: environment

County health ranking 2014 and health roadmaps – How Healthy is your county?

TweetThe County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This fabulous resource not only provides maps, tables and charts (very detailed reports as well), but … Continue reading

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exactEarth Release Tracking Data of the Search for MH370

TweetWe’ve all been bombarded with constant news updates and reports about the search for the missing Malaysian airliner. Yesterday, exactEarth shared details that an Australian ship is close to retrieving debris believed to be from the plane (still speculation on … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Ethical Companies Are Ranked for 2014

TweetWhat do Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Google have in common? Yes indeed, they all made the list of the most ethical companies! The World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business … Continue reading

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White House Event Highlighting Efforts to Boost Climate Change Preparedness

TweetAn event of interest this week in D.C with an impressive lineup of Geotech leaders to speak. On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will … Continue reading

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AIDSVu Maps Depict Impact of HIV in Denver Metro Area

TweetSome new mapping for the Denver Metro area from the AIDSVu project out of Emery University. AIDSVu is a compilation of online maps that display HIV prevalence data across the U.S. at the national, state and local levels, and by … Continue reading

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CrowdSourcing Imagery to Help Find Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

TweetA couple of efforts have been announced to help scour the vast collection of recently collected imagery for any sign of Flight 370 that may have been recorded by a data collection sensor. DigitalGlobe has a service known as Tomnod … Continue reading

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The USGS national map of onshore wind turbines

TweetWind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States. About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in 2012 (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration), which … Continue reading

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Rats in New York – there’s a map {and OpenData} for that

TweetMapping rats… why not? Did you know that the Big Apple has a rat information portal? Oh, and its nothing new, the resource has been around for more than 5 years now thanks to the Dept. of Health. Details from … Continue reading

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Webmap – The toll of the anti-vaccination movement

TweetThis interesting webmap tip comes via the LA Times… The toll of the anti-vaccination movement. From the Times – Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a … Continue reading

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Facts and stats on the freezing of ocean water

TweetEver wondered what it takes for the ocean to freeze? Thanks to the crew at NOAA the following are some facts and figures about freezing and what it takes for the ocean to freeze over: Image Credit (theGuardian) Ocean water … Continue reading

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A correlation between NCAA mascots on the endangered species list and on-field success?

TweetAn interesting research effort via the USGS asks Could Species Conservation be Key to Winning a College Football National Championship? This via the USGS… Believe it or not, sports analysts may want to pay attention to a different set of … Continue reading

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Salish sea Oil Spill Map to Show Where the Oil will Travel in a PacNW Spill

TweetAn interesting new story map from the PacNW from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance reveals sensitive areas and reveals where the oil would travel should a major spill take place in the area now know as … Continue reading

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