Category: Data science

Google Cloud enables users to measure emissions from platform usage, expands carbon-free solutions suite

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Google Cloud announced today the launch of a series of new climate-focused tools, aimed at enabling users to assess and reduce the emissions impact of their cloud-based workloads, and better address the climate impact of their businesses.

U of I leads new $15 million institute to understand climate change and disasters

Read the full story from the University of Illinois.

A new national initiative to enable geospatial data-driven scientific discovery will create a $15-million institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to better understand the risks and impacts of climate change and disasters.

The Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE) will receive the funding over five years as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Harnessing the Data Revolution, which establishes five institutes across the United States to explore questions at the frontiers of science and engineering.

EcoCommons – mapping the future in environmentally challenging times

Read the full story from Griffith University.

Griffith University is driving the construction of EcoCommons, a world-first collaborative platform for analysing and modelling ecological and environmental challenges.

Colour me better: fixing figures for colour blindness

Read the full story in Nature.

Images can be made more accessible by choosing hues, shapes and textures carefully.

National Science Foundation invests $75 million in five new data science institutes

Read the full story at Forbes.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced last week that it would invest $75 million to establish five new Harnessing the Data Revolution Institutes. The institutes will bring together researchers and engineers in data science to develop and apply new technologies in several areas of science spanning biology, physics, neuroscience, geophysics, and climate change.

Climate in the United States

The United States has experienced a wide variety of extreme weather over the last 125 years, impacting people, communities, and geographies. This tool from USAFacts allows users to track monthly data on how counties experience severe weather, including precipitation and temperature.

USAFacts is a a not-for-profit, nonpartisan civic initiative that makes it easy for all Americans to access and understand government data.

Publishers unite to tackle doctored images in research papers

Read the full story in Nature..

Eight major publishers have issued joint guidelines for how journal editors can spot and deal with suspicious images or data.

European imports behind much of world’s food production emissions, reveal new data

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Imported goods into Europe account for much of the world’s food-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to fresh research.

COVID’s lessons for climate, sustainability and more from Our World in Data

Read the full story in Nature.

International agencies need the mandate, funds and expertise to connect information — otherwise pandemics, hunger and unsustainability will go unsolved.

Software tool that finds spots for water-quality devices will work in Northeast

Read the full story from Penn State University.

A computer software package widely used in the Midwest to strategically position riparian buffers and other structures aimed at protecting water quality on agricultural land can be used effectively in the eastern United States, with some limitations, Penn State researchers report in a new study.

%d bloggers like this: