Oral history goes digital as Google helps map ancestral lands

Originally Published by The Globe and Mail -Traditional villages and landmarks near Ladysmith, B.C., being mapped as part of a new project

Posted on August 13th, 2014

Tracking Snow: The Cryosphere in an Era of Climate Change

A new generation of weather satellites is helping researchers gain insights into the complex relationship between the cryosphere – the planet’s cold regions – and the climate. With drinking water supplies dwindling around the world, understanding the cryosphere is becoming a front-burner issue.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on August 8th, 2014
Agriculture, Climate, Earth Observation, Ecosystems, Featured Article, Technology, Water, Weather

Stanford team achieves ‘holy grail’ of battery design: A stable lithium anode

Originally Published by Eureka Alert - (Stanford School of Engineering) The Stanford team's nanosphere layer resembles a honeycomb: it creates a flexible, uniform and non-reactive film that protects the unstable lithium from the drawbacks that have made it such a challenge.

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Serving Students with the MyCOE/SERVIR Global Fellowship Program

The SERVIR group has partnered with the My Community, Our Earth program to provide resources, training, and funding to students in four regions of Africa and Asia for work on climate-centered geospatial projects.

Sarah Frazier, posted on July 17th, 2014
Education, Quick Look, Technology

Esri App Challenge Winners Create Actionable Tools to Strengthen Resilience Efforts

Originally Published by Ersi - Winners of the Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014 were announced at the Esri User Conference.

Posted on July 15th, 2014

13 new apps to fight climate change

Originally Published by Ersi - Esri is specialized in GIS, helping companies like Starbucks to find the best location for its next store or police to fight crime.

Posted on July 8th, 2014
Climate, Technology

Dot Earth Blog: Setting the Table for Migrating Monarch Butterflies

Originally Published by NYT - Property owners can help provide migrating and struggling monarch butterflies with a milkweed buffet and then map the insects’ arrival.

Posted on July 7th, 2014
Earth Observation, Technology

Rise of the Hackathon

Education and problem-solving benefit from the increasing use of hackathons, which are multi-day collaborative coding events. Popular among students, hackathons also have been put to use to tackle big data and sustainability.

Sarah Frazier, posted on July 7th, 2014
Quick Look, Technology

Esri Announces Wiki for Education Users of ArcGIS Online

"A new wiki at supports the ArcGIS Online education community" per a post on Esri's HigherEd-L e-mail list. The wiki seems to have evolved out of a dicussion of ArcGIS Online Coaching Points for Higher Education, a document discussed earlier this year on A... Continue reading

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Set to Join the A-Train

NASA’s first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric CO2 is ready to launch. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will join a constellation of five other satellites gathering information about Earth systems with unprecedented resolution and coverage.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on July 2nd, 2014
Climate, earth science, Quick Look, Technology