California plans to launch its own satellite to monitor air pollution

September 17, 2018 by  
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California has promised to launch its own satellite to track air quality in the fight against air pollution. Governor Jerry Brown announced the major initiative amid President Donald Trump’s bid to decrease NASA’s part in monitoring climate change. Brown has not announced when the state will launch the satellite or how much it will cost taxpayers. Brown has long stood in opposition to Trump’s administration, which has fought California’s tough emissions standards. Following the effort to cut NASA funding for climate research, Brown hopes that the satellite will ensure that California has independent access to data gathering in the long term. “We’re going to launch our own satellite — our own damn satellite to figure out where the pollution is and how we’re going to end it,” Brown explained. Related: Striking, solar-powered LA roundabout manages stormwater runoff with art NASA has its own climate change program called the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). The system gathers data from a collection of satellites and high-altitude aircraft to keep track of carbon emissions around the world. The program came under fire in the latest rounds of White House budget cuts, which were directly aimed at climate change initiatives. Fortunately, the appropriations committee did not cut CMS funding, but the threat left many scientists worried about the program’s future. Brown is collaborating with a company based out of San Francisco called Planet Labs to launch the satellite. The company will work with California’s Air Resources Board to build the satellite and track carbon emissions throughout the state and the world. So far, Planet Labs — backed by companies like Google and DCVC — has a fleet of 150 satellites, all of which take photographs of the earth and transfer the data to various governments, private companies, journalists, agriculture business and hedge funds. Brown hopes the program will lead to better climate monitoring, despite the efforts from the Trump administration. Via Earther and Huffington Post Image via Prayitno

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4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive

August 28, 2018 by  
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These urban areas are tracking the barriers deterring their citizens from using public transit — and fixing them.

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Rooftop solar will help small businesses weather the next recession

August 28, 2018 by  
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Sponsored: Rooftop solar paired with energy efficiency delivers an economic windfall for small business owners

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The limits of data-driven approaches to planning

August 14, 2018 by  
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Sometimes the available quantitative data is too limited to enable us to see what’s really going on — and that can lead us to the wrong conclusions.

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Microfiber diet? Humans and other animals are consuming these synthetics

August 14, 2018 by  
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As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles enter our food and water, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.

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Stakeholder engagement: How Enviva moved from crisis to collaboration

August 14, 2018 by  
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Facing criticism, the biomass company reached outward.

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Can data improve the lives of women around the world?

August 9, 2018 by  
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BSR wants to close the gender data gap — the lack of data on what women’s issues are and how many women face them.

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Want to help cities act on climate change? Give them data

July 24, 2018 by  
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National governments have actionable information for cities. Why not share it?

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Venture capitalists find rising market in rural America: data-loving farmers

July 18, 2018 by  
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