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AI Powers Sea Level Rise Visualizations

In its Sixth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed that it is “unequivocal” that human influence has warmed the atmosphere and that, among other severe impacts, it is “vir Read more…

AI Enables Improved, Lightweight Hurricane Intensity Predictions

Hurricane prediction still poses challenges for researchers, who scramble to produce accurate predictions of the formation, track, and intensity of tropical cyclones in order to give residents in the storm’s path the i Read more…

Machine Learning Illuminates Extreme Flooding in the Midwest

Floods just ravaged western Europe, fires are devastating the West Coast, and forecasters are projecting a busier-than-normal Atlantic hurricane season: extreme weather is on the rise, and it’s not going away any time Read more…

Mobility Data Illuminates Climate Change Pathways for a Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed human activity around the world, quieting nearly every aspect of pre-pandemic modern life. The effects of this global pause have been felt by civilians and researchers alike: skies have c Read more…

AI Startup Aims to Extinguish Wildfires

Based on the last two wildfire seasons, including 2018 when an entire California town was destroyed, utilities blamed for recent wildfires need all the help they can get maintaining aging grids. AI technologies may provi Read more…

European Cities to Use AI to Reduce Their Carbon Footprints

The European Union is, collectively, the third-biggest producer of carbon emissions. Furthermore, 70% of EU citizens live in urban areas, meaning that most of those emissions are concentrated around the EU’s major citi Read more…

NOAA Updates Its Massive Climate Dataset

As Australia burns, understanding and mitigating the climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Now, by leveraging the computing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the U.S. Natio Read more…

KDD 2019 to Rally Big Data Experts Around the Environment on Its First ‘Earth Day’

KDD – the annual ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining – will, for the first time, include an Earth Day, aiming to “bring together thought leaders in academia, industry and government to … Read more…

How Machine Learning Can Help Us Stop Climate Change

Successfully analyzing and addressing climate change involves wrangling an entire world of data. Now, a new paper -- "Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning" -- from more than 20 machine learning experts across 16 Read more…

U.N. Launches Climate Data Challenge

Big data, data analytics, cloud and other environmental technology companies have signed up to support a United Nations-sponsored climate data challenge. U.N. Global Pulse, organizer of the big data initiative, and data storage vendor Western Digital Corp., announced a partnership on Thursday (March 9) to launch the "Data for Climate Action" challenge. Read more…

Data Platform Tracks Deforestation, Carbon Emissions

As world leaders meet in Paris this week to work out a plan to slow global warming, new data tools are emerging to at least get a handle on the extent of the climate change challenge. One key metric in the climate deb Read more…

Data Companies Work With Citizen Scientists on Climate

Storage vendor EMC Corp. is joining forces with big data and cloud specialist Pivotal and the EarthWatch Institute in an effort to apply analytical tools to the study the impact of climate change. The partners along w Read more…

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