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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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How Big Data Can Make Your Company More Sustainable

Data Science, a burgeoning new field of academia dedicated to collecting, organizing and analyzing information, reveals how businesses can reduce costs and increase…
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Bay Area Water Initiative Creates Drought Visualization Tool

A Bay Area partnership seeks to learn more about the effects of California's drought and find new ways to conserve, recycle and locally…
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The URL Of Every Corporation In The World? This Site’s On It

Open Corporates was created by two open-data activists with the goal to get the URL of every company in the world and make…
Crowds gather at the Internet of Things IoT13 Forum June 2013. We've made big moves since then when it comes to realizing the IoT's true potential.

The IoT: Turning Reactive Businesses Proactive

It’s been said that the Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to revamp technology, but in truth, it’s capable of doing a…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Interview: Bethanie Maples Krogstad, Quid

Nick Aster talks to Bethanie Maples Krogstad of Quid about visualizing big data for better insights and accessibility.
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Interview: Carrie Majeske, Ford

Carrie Majeske talks about how Ford is using Big Data to improve the driving experience and advance issues of sustainability.