Oil spills are dangerous. Even a minor oil spill accident can harm every component of our vast ecosystem, including the marine ecosystem, wildlife, plants, human health, and the environment. Although measures are taken immediately, it takes years for things to return to normal.
When it comes to the earth, every human is responsible for reducing damage, including companies. While you might recycle, turn the lights off, and buy eco-friendly products at home, what about when you’re at work? Many companies contribute to a significant amount of pollution, making it crucial for every business to take responsibility. Here are […]
Trust Esri to not miss an opportunity to churn out another cool Map Journal or story map (ya, I’m still a little confused in what the diff is between a journal or story map etc…). This latest Journal shares some really cool images, maps, stories, and facts about sharks, all in the very pleasant to […]
Newswise — As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt.
Hurricane season is well under way as the traditional North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. As soon as the weather alerts start coming in about tropical storms its natural that interest in previous tropical storms will heighten and for good reason. Many of us flock to the site to check out historical paths […]
Something of interest for parks and nature lovers… ParkScore uses advanced GIS (geographic information system) computer mapping technology to create digital maps evaluating park accessibility, making it the most realistic assessment system available. Instead of simply measuring distance to a local park, ParkScore’s GIS technology takes into account the location of park entrances and physical obstacles […]
This update on a topic very near and dear to many of us who live on the Pacific coastline via the David Suzuki foundation… More than three years have passed since the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan. On our Pacific coast, an innovative crowd-sourced citizen science seawater sampling project is starting to […]
With Memorial Day upon us that means one thing, summer is here… wow! With the hot, sunny (hopefully) summer season that means camping for many of us and so to celebrate that w4’ve got a special feature to share with you that will introduce you to 5 very cool, high tech tools that you can use […]
The Obama Administration recently released the Third National Climate Assessment for the United States. No huge surprise here as the report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the United States and key sectors of the U.S. economy. From the report… Certain types of extreme weather events with links to climate change have […]
Some new research out of NOAA show that the sea is providing a much needed boost to the economy… perhaps such news will provide some added incentive for people to take care of the oceans and show them the respect they deserve! This from NOAA… U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 […]