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Map Your Local Climate Change With Weather Data

There was a time when figuring out what Mother Nature had in store for us could be accessed from a book -- or…
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How a Grocery Store Chain Collected Data, Saved Energy and Helped a Community

The grocery store industry has been making strides in setting and meeting sustainability goals, but Lisa Stanley, vice president of product management for…
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Google Drives Air Quality Research With Street View Cars

Do you ever sniff the urban air and think, “Gee, I wonder how much nitric oxide I just inhaled?” If so, you won’t…

Putting Solar on the Map: A Brief Overview of Solar Mapping

Solar maps may depict solar energy potential as well as existing and planned installations. Some maps contain historic information, allowing one to see…

Smart Technology and Sustainable Nanoeconomics

Paul Huggins of the Carbon Trust explains how smart technology and big data could be key to unlocking the economics for a sustainable…
Robert T. Fraley of Monsanto Co. delivers his address on agriculture's role in mitigating global challenges. Water for Food conference. WFF conference in Bellevue WA. October 21, 2014. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication — at 2014 Water for Food Conference.

Five Data Tools Used to Improve Water and Food Security

As the world population soars toward 9 billion people, the demand for food is expected to more than double. Lack of water is…
Jeff Raikes, Co-Founder of the Raikes Foundation, gives the plenary address about harnessing data for the poorest farmer. Water for Food. WFF conference October 20, 2014. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication

6 Ways Big Data Helps Improve Global Water and Food Security

Jeff Raikes, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, said it’s not hyperbole to say…

Apple’s Environmental Report Reveals Major Accomplishments, More Work To Be Done

Apple’s carbon footprint shrank 3 percent from 2012 to 2013. It's a modest decline, but this is the first time the tech giant…

Interview: Bethanie Maples Krogstad, Quid

Nick Aster talks to Bethanie Maples Krogstad of Quid about visualizing big data for better insights and accessibility.

Interview: Carrie Majeske, Ford

Carrie Majeske talks about how Ford is using Big Data to improve the driving experience and advance issues of sustainability.
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Seafood Traceability: The Business Case for Better Data

The deep, underlying problems in the seafood supply chain can’t be fixed simply by the decision of a few consumers to “eat local.”…
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Resourcefulness Survey Shows Disconnect Between Utilities and Customers

Itron Incorporated, a global company that provides metering equipment, software and solutions to the electric power, natural gas and water utility industries, just…
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Can We Trust Organizations with Our Data?

Big data could help solve many problems, but only if we trust organizations enough to share our data with them.

Drowning in Big Data, Yet Starving for Information

Over the past decade, we have entered the Age of Big Data, where digital technology allows people around the world to transmit information…