This out of Esri as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with the assistance of the Department of Education (ED), are working with Esri to combat nutrient pollution.
NASA 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 travels around the globe. The Nature Run simulation was run on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation’s Discover supercomputer cluster at Goddard Space Flight Center. The simulation produced nearly four petabytes (million billion bytes) of data and required 75 days of dedicated computation to complete. Source: NASA
Trust 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 really cool images, maps, stories, and facts about sharks, all in the very pleasant to use Map Journal layout. The features reveals interesting shark facts and shares stories of how gentle this giant can be as well as facts describing the threats (like overfishing) . Some fine maps showing protected areas are shared. Nice stuff – see the Shark MapJournal HERE
Wind 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 is equivalent to the annual electricity use for about 12 million households. In response to the Department of Interior’s Powering Our Future initiative, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun investigating how to assess the impacts of wind energy development on wildlife at a national scale.
A reminder about a meet-up this week at CU, boulder – January 8th: Networking at 6:00PM, Presentations at 7:00PM Location: ATLAS Building, CU Campus. What is it? A gathering of people involved and/or interested in Green Tech including Energy generation, transportation, construction, and efficiency technologies. Presentation will be made by:
PowerMundo Improving Lives, Conserving Nature – www.powermundo.com
Sunflower Corporation Sustainable Natural Lighting – www.sunflowerdaylighting.com
Lightning Hybrids Inc 100 MPG Hybrid Sports Sedan – www.lightninghybrids.com
Just got my new “dothegreenthing” poster to remind me to keep acting green and being responsible. Over at the website the group has made the poster available for PDF download in several sizes so now you can have a nice big A2, A3, or A4 size poster on the office wall to remind people to be green!
Bluesky thermal maps reveal property ‘hot spots’ using a colour coded temperature map. Matched to Ordnance Survey maps and Council Local Land and Property Gazetteers, visitors to a Council’s website (UK) can simply type in their address and instantly get an idea of how much heat is escaping through their roof.
I’ve often wanted this ability in my area.. how cool would that be?? See details here