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The Climate Change Paper So Depressing It's Sending People to Therapy - VICE
On average, three people read an academic paper. At least 100,000 have read this—and a lot of them haven't taken it very well.
climatechange  science  culture  politics  research  environment 
6 weeks ago by ssorc
Scientific equipment — Australian Antarctic Division
It’s expensive in time and money to do research in Antarctica. We often see research programs put at risk because of simple and avoidable equipment failures. We offer the following advice about making and using equipment so that it will always work correctly, and allow you to get maximum utility from it.
science  design  antartica  weather  environment 
12 weeks ago by ssorc
Home EPHM Lab, Monash University, Australia
Welcome to the webpage of the Environmental and Public Health Microbiology Laboratory, located in the Civil Engineering Department at Monash University, Clayton, Australia. The laboratory was officially opened in 2009 by Professor Edwina Cornish, and has grown from just two researchers to more than 20 in the past 8 years.
microbiology  science  health  environment  melbourne  victoria  research 
12 weeks ago by ssorc
About | Hugh Piggott's blog
My name is Hugh and I live off-grid and off-road on a peninsula in North West Scotland called Scoraig. The little white shapes you can see on this photo below are wind turbines on Scoraig in 2011.
uk  energy  environment  howto 
november 2018 by ssorc
Buying an iPhone XS Is Bad for the Planet - Motherboard
Keeping your old iPhone 'is the best thing for the planet,' Apple says as it introduces the iPhone XS.
apple  iphone  environment  recycling 
september 2018 by ssorc
China’s bike sharing bubble has burst – drone photography captures its casualties rusting in ‘bicycle graveyards’ | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post
Photographer Wu Guoyong travelled across the country to capture what happened when bike-sharing reached saturation point, inviting questions about the efficiency of China’s industrial machine
china  cycling  environment  business  photography 
september 2018 by ssorc
reboot.love
A place to discuss how we can build machines to support humanity.
robotics  environment  culture  engineering 
august 2018 by ssorc
Ride London leads to clean air (one day only) - BikeBiz
"Six years of conclusive evidence that if you would like to breathe clean air, you need to radically reduce polluting vehicles in urban settings." That's the conclusion of City, University of London professor of visual analytics Jo Wood as he presented a graph showing how restricting car use leads to a massive drop in air pollution.
car  cycling  transport  environment  research  uk 
august 2018 by ssorc
SPCPM (Solar Powered City Pollution Monitor) - Hackster.io
Low maintenance, high output air pollution, sound pollution that put throughout the city without wiring.
diy  environment  monitoring  iot 
june 2018 by ssorc
Smart Citizen
Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive and open indicators, and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.
iot  environment  monitoring  sensors  arduino  science 
june 2018 by ssorc
Tomorrow's Cities: How Barcelona shushed noise-makers with sensors - BBC News
With the help of some EU money, the lab built low-cost, easy-to-use sensors that can detect air pollution, noise levels, humidity and temperature.
europe  monitoring  environment  sensors  arduino  science 
june 2018 by ssorc
The plastic tsunami: pollution across Australia's coastlines – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian
With Australia’s beaches and oceans covered in rubbish, Tangaroa Blue volunteers spend days trying to clean things up. While these images are not beautiful or professionally taken, they are the harsh reality of the world’s plastic pollution problem.
australia  environment 
april 2018 by ssorc
Endangered Elements - American Chemical Society
Of the 118 elements that make up everything—from the compounds in a chemists arsenal to consumer products on the shelf—44 will face supply limitations in the coming years. These critical elements include rare earth elements, precious metals, and even life essentials like Phosphorus. Research into more abundant alternatives, more efficient uses, recycling and recovery will help mitigate risks and move industry towards sustainable supply chains.
chemistry  environment  science  manufacturing 
december 2017 by ssorc
'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene | World news | The Guardian
Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on.
environment  culture  philosophy  interview 
june 2017 by ssorc
Home - Global Pollen Project
Whether you are submitting a grain or identifying someone else’s you are contributing to the fastest growing crowd sourced palanological database in the world! Once a grain has been identified by a minimum of 3 individuals at a certainty of at least 75% it will be added into the digital 'Global Pollen Project' Reference Collection.
pollen  environment  biology  science  imaging  database 
april 2017 by ssorc
[ OpenAWG ]
openAWG is an open source project created with the intent on performing research and development on water generation and filtration technology. The vision is open source water infrastructure that creates drinking water from air, urine, or seawater.
environment  opensource  engineering 
january 2017 by ssorc
OpenAQ
We are a community of scientists, software developers, and lovers of open environmental data. Together, we are building an open, real-time database that provides programmatic and historical access to air quality data.
environment  monitoring  database  api  science 
may 2016 by ssorc
Goongerah Environment Centre
Goongerah Environment Centre Office (GECO) is a grass roots community group based in the small town of Goongerah in far East Gippsland, Victoria. Since 1993 we have campaigned for protection of East Gippsland’s forests.
victoria  environment  activism 
may 2016 by ssorc
February Smashes Earth's All-Time Global Heat Record by a Jaw-Dropping Margin | Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog
On Saturday, NASA dropped a bombshell of a climate report. February 2016 has soared past all rivals as the warmest seasonally adjusted month in more than a century of global recordkeeping.
weather  environment  politics 
march 2016 by ssorc
Airboxlab - Open-source air quality monitor
Open-source Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Airboxlab measures: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter, CO2, Temperature, Humidity.

It is specially tailored for indoor spaces, where we spend up to 90% of our time.

Airboxlab is open-source and you can make it at your local workshop and start empowering your community.
environment  science  monitoring  opensource  electronics  make  diy 
august 2015 by ssorc
NatureMapr
NatureMapr is an innovative software as a service (cloud) platform that helps organisations collect, manage and analyse information from the natural world. NatureMapr is relied on by Park Rangers, Biodiversity Experts, Governments and the private sector to help them make critical decisions based on information collected from the natural environment.
environment  maps  gis  government  mobile  software 
july 2015 by ssorc
Victorian National Pollutant Inventory 12-13 - Datasets - data.gov.au
Victorian National Pollutant Inventory 12-13

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is a public Internet database, which provides the community, industry and government with free information about substance emissions and transfers in waste in Australia. The NPI database currently shows emissions of 93 substances from over 4,300 industrial facilities (including more than 870 in Victoria) and from non-industry (or diffuse) sources, such as non-reporting facilities and everyday household activities, including motor vehicle emissions, wood heaters and lawn mowers.

The NPI program aims to track levels of substance emissions to air, land and water so communities have access to information about emissions and transfers of toxic substances, that may affect them locally. The NPI specifically aims to: • maintain and improve air and water quality; • minimise environmental impacts associated with hazardous waste; and • improve the sustainable use of resources.

Industrial facilities (above certain limits/thresholds) estimate their emissions and transfers annually using a variety of techniques and report to EPA Victoria and other jurisdictions. The diffuse emissions to air and surface waters are estimated by relevant state and territory government departments and published less frequently than the industry reports.

National Pollutant Inventory data is courtesy of the Australian Government and is available from www.npi.gov.au.
victoria  australia  government  environment  dataset 
july 2014 by ssorc
Smart Citizen : Landing
Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive and open indicators, and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.
arduino  environment  weather  diy  monitoring 
june 2014 by ssorc
Free GIS Datasets - Categorised List
This page contains a categorised list of links to over 300 sites providing freely available geographic datasets - all ready for loading into a Geographic Information System.

We have links to everything from arctic permafrost maps to gridded population data - simply scroll through the list, or use the dropdown menus above to jump to a specific section of interest. See the FAQ for more information on the what, who, how and why of the list.
gis  database  government  environment  maps  datamining  dataset 
november 2013 by ssorc
Public Lab: a DIY environmental science community
Public Lab
is a community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, we seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms.
science  research  environment  education  activism 
november 2013 by ssorc
Public Lab: a DIY environmental science community
Public Lab is a community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, we seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms.
science  environment  politics  community  diy  activism 
september 2013 by ssorc
The Public Laboratory | publiclaboratory.org
Public Lab is a community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, we seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms.
science  environment  technology  diy 
november 2012 by ssorc
Green Web Hosting Comparison | Pays to Live Green
I compiled a list of all the major green web hosting companies and what they have done to make the claim that they are in fact “green”. Also provided are other factors including price that can be used to determine which web hosting service meets your needs.
hosting  green  energy  environment 
november 2009 by ssorc
Friends of Merri Creek - Home
The Merri Creek runs for approximately 70 kms, beginning near Heathcote Junction, a small town on Melbourne's northern outskirts, and joining the Yarra River at Dight's fall, Collingwood.
Friends of Merri Creek are a community group that has actively worked since 1988 to restore and protect the Merri Creek, its environs and tributaries.
melbourne  victoria  environment  community  green  brunswick  northfitzroy  yarra  outdoors 
september 2009 by ssorc

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