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

Aug 12, 2020 |

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: Read more…

AI Startup Aims to Extinguish Wildfires

Jul 23, 2020 |

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. Read more…

European Cities to Use AI to Reduce Their Carbon Footprints

Jan 27, 2020 |

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 cities. Read more…

NOAA Updates Its Massive Climate Dataset

Jan 15, 2020 |

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. Read more…

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

Jul 3, 2019 |

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 … discuss opportunities to overcome the challenges that Earth faces today.”

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How Machine Learning Can Help Us Stop Climate Change

Jul 1, 2019 |

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 organizations is shining a spotlight on the many critical roles that machine learning can play in fighting back against the climate crisis. Read more…

U.N. Launches Climate Data Challenge

Mar 9, 2017 |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

Dec 2, 2015 |

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. Read more…

Data Companies Work With Citizen Scientists on Climate

Dec 11, 2014 |

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. Read more…