How to use free satellite data to monitor natural disasters and environmental changes
Increasing availability of open-access data from government satellites have made it possible for everyone to gain insight into environmental changes underway
Is AI the answer to the Arctic’s climate change problems? – ASU News Now
October 7, 2022 ASU AI project analyzes big data to help analysts find solutions to Arctic warming The Arctic is facing a climate crisis that’s threatening the region, its people and the rest of the world. And while solutions to…
Opinion | Enough About Climate Change. Air Pollution Is Killing Us Now. – The New York Times
In the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, doctors noticed a surprising silver lining: Americans were having fewer heart attacks. One likely reason, according to an analysis published last month by researchers at the University of California, San…
How we can still stop global warming – Philstar.com
As sea levels continue to rise, temperature shifts and extreme weather becomes more frequent, almost half of the world’s population is now highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel…
Climate Damage and the Role of Insurance – Fair Observer
As a consequence of climate change, extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, heatwaves and storms have increased in frequency and severity. As Domingo Sugranyes of the Pablo VI Foundation says, “global losses from natural disasters in 2020 came to…
Global network transforming tropical forest research
(University of Leeds) A huge global network of researchers is working together to take the pulse of our global tropical forests.ForestPlots.net, which is co-ordinated from the University of Leeds, brings together more than 2,500 scientists who have examined millions of trees to explore the effect of climate change on forests and biodiversity.
Combating maritime litter
(Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon) Maritime litter is among the most urgent global pollution issues. Marine scientist Nikoleta Bellou and her team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon have published an overview study of solutions for prevention, monitoring, and removal in the renowned scientifically journal Nature Sustainability. They found that reducing ocean pollution requires more support, integration, and creative political decisiveness.
Global Fishing Watch launches new technology to enhance ocean management
(Global Fishing Watch) Global Fishing Watch has launched an innovative technology portal to help strengthen management of marine protected areas (MPAs) and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs). The portal hosts diverse datasets and analysis tools to support marine spatial planning and ocean stewardship. Founded by philanthropist and ocean advocate, Dona Bertarelli, the technology aims to revolutionize our ability to dynamically monitor and conserve marine ecosystems.
Mapping the past, present and future of West Virginia
(West Virginia University) As WVU’s latest NSF CAREER Award winner, Assistant Professor of Geography Aaron Maxwell will use big data to map what the surface of West Virginia looked like over the last 60 years. The funding includes $636,785 over five years.
Scrubbing paleontological data
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The Open Research Challenge 2020, organised by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), invited young researchers from around the world to submit innovative and creative ideas to remove incorrect and outdated entries in the largest database used in the field of paleontology. The winning submission, code developed by a paleontologist from Bristol in the UK, offers a solution for cleaning paleontological data.