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Climate Signals: Connecting Science to the Extreme Weather in Your Backyard

Climate Signals, a new tool from Climate Nexus, offers a real-time, Web-based, visual database for climate-related events and impacts around the world.

A Look Back: The Evolution of LCA and Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Although life cycle assessment is a new concept for many outside the sustainability community, it has a remarkably long history. Here’s a brief…

Greenpeace Taps Big Data and Collaboration to Halt Deforestation

Greenpeace worked with private companies to develop a big-data approach that can identify the world’s most valuable forests.

It’s Time for Energy to Go Digital

Homeowners often find themselves jockeying between dense government databases and Doomsday preppers’ blogs in their quest to seek out real, fact-based information about…

Why Sustainability is Missing the Data Party (and How to Sneak In)

Sustainability professionals should have a fear of missing out … on data.

Data Science Offers Sustainable Solutions for the Future, Experts Say

“Data are becoming the new raw material of business,” said Craig Mundie, a senior advisor at Microsoft. And harnessing data science can help…

6 Ways to Make Your Sustainability Data Count

How can you turn a mountain of sustainability data into engaging, useful information? Sustainability data fiend Majonne Frost from Bioregional offers her advice.

Could PayPal’s Peter Thiel Advise Donald Trump on National Security? Maybe.

Considering his relationship with the data-analytics company Palantir, PayPal's Peter Thiel is in a good position to advise Donald Trump on national security.

Data Mapping Improves Compliance and Transparency in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

One data project underway at a leading university in Bangladesh shows promise in helping those vested in the country’s garment sector to bolster…

Big Data Needs More Women

Big data needs more women, and new roles — such as chief data officer (CDO) — may be just the ticket to bring…

The Knowledge Revolution: Big Data and Sustainability

Sustainability poses many questions. For a long time, answers were scarce. But thanks to new anal­ysis methods and an increasing willingness to share…

World Air Quality Index Brings Data to Life

The World Air Quality Index is helping us visualize air pollution across the globe. With its real-time air quality information, we can practically…

Putting the Value Back Into Data

Companies waste 30 percent of the energy they consume. Mike Carlson, president of Siemens Digital Grid, explains how we can cut that figure…

How Big Data is Revolutionizing Corporate Training

Big data is becoming the basis of many corporate decisions. Properly structured and analyzed, it can be used by corporations for decision-making purposes,…

Can Big Data Increase Voter Turnout?

To ensure success in this year’s presidential election, political strategists in both the Democratic and Republican parties have teamed up with big data…
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