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The Global Solutions – Making The World Work For Everyone – U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

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The Global Solutions – Making The World Work For Everyone
Here’s your chance to solve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

The mission is to "make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone"

The Sustainable Development Goals officially known as “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a set of 17 Global Goals with 169 targets between them. ... Read more about The Global Solutions – Making The World Work For Everyone – U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action -- Mobility Solutions: Financing Climate Neutral Cities

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Climate Action Mobility Solutions and Financing Climate Neutral Cities

The City of Palo Alto leads our state and the world in addressing climate change and local solutions.

The easy actions are being done. But some challenges are beyond any city border, and require a broader view of what’s possible.

Join us to explore two of the most vexing challenges we face in our region.

Bring your ideas, best practices, trends and technologies that will help Palo Alto, Silicon Valley and cities everywhere. ... Read more about Climate Action -- Mobility Solutions: Financing Climate Neutral Cities

See how the world's aid flows with our competition winner

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The results of the Guardian Data/Google competition are in and this is our winner. We asked you to visualise for us how aid flows around the world - and we received so many great entries we will be showcasing more here. But the winner is Aidan Berentsen with this guide to aid spending around the world by agency which uses data from the International Aid Transparency Initiative. 'Watch the flow' to see aid over time and click on the icons at the bottom to see the map in different ways ... Read more about See how the world's aid flows with our competition winner

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Urban Observatory Compare Cities

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"When you imagine people living densely packed, you may think of New York City. But a new report from the Census Bureau shows California is home to the most densely populated metro areas in the United States," according to KPBS.
 
That ranking takes the population of the entire metropolitan area, and divides it by the land area of the entire metropolitan area, to provide a summary figure for the metro area (not the city).

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The Global Peace Index - data visualisation – Vision of Humanity

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Following last week’s launch of the Global Peace Index report, the media have been busy producing visualisations based on the Global Peace Index data. The following are a selection of innovative presentations from the World Economic Forum, Statista, EPLO and the Indy100.

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US States & Cities With the Best Summer Weather on Cool Maps

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https://www.honoluluhi5.com/whow/weather/
All temperature & precipitation numbers are averaged from daily data for the years 2000 to 2014, collected from the National Climatic Data Center. In cases where measurements were unavailable for the entire span, only areas with at least 60 months of data were included.
 
Averages were restricted to this period to give you a broad based, yet current snapshot of the weather in each area.
 
Some areas had one weather station collecting data, while others had a number of them.

Energy Policy Information Center (EPIC)» EPIC Archive » Electric Vehicles: August 2014 Market Snapshot

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This month, SAFE and the Electrification Coalition are excited to release our first monthly market snapshot, which covers the latest data on electric vehicle sales, charging infrastructure, fuel prices, and more. Click the infographic below to view full size.

  ... Read more about Energy Policy Information Center (EPIC)» EPIC Archive » Electric Vehicles: August 2014 Market Snapshot

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

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If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.

Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. ... Read more about 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

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Cheap Phones Churn Out Big Data

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At a computer in her office at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, epidemiologist Caroline Buckee points to a dot on a map of Kenya'€s western highlands, representing one of the nation'€s thousands of cell-phone towers. In the fight against malaria, Buckee explains, the data transmitted from this tower near the town of Kericho has been epidemiological gold. ... Read more about Cheap Phones Churn Out Big Data

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