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Northwestern U.S. Wind Mapping Project

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New high-resolution, state-of-the-art maps of wind energy potential are now available for the Northwest. Resource estimates are easily accessible to the public through an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) website. ... Read more about Northwestern U.S. Wind Mapping Project

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3TIER Completes REmapping The World

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3TIER® today announced the completion of its REmapping the World™ initiative, which was launched in March 2008 to address the biggest barrier to global renewable energy adoption – the lack of reliable information regarding resource potential and availability. With today’s release of a global solar map and dataset, the company has completed its unprecedented goal of identifying and mapping the world’s wind and solar resources using a globally consistent methodology. ... Read more about 3TIER Completes REmapping The World

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Google Unveils Online Deforestation Monitor

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Satellite images that track levels of deforestation could be used in the fight against climate change.By Stephanie RogersFri, Dec 11 2009 at 1:31 PM ESTHow fast are wooded areas disappearing in your community, or halfway across the globe?

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Infographic Of The Day: It's A Small World, Afterall

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If you're wondering how "close" two places are, a geographic map doesn't help much anymore. If the airports are good--or if there's a bullet train nearby--hundreds of miles might as well be down the street. Point being, "distance" is now really a function less of geography, than of the transport networks we've invented. ... Read more about Infographic Of The Day: It's A Small World, Afterall

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New Saudi University's Stunning Visualization Facilities Prototyped at UC San Diego

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In inaugural ceremonies webcast around the world, Saudi Arabia inaugurated the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on Sept. 23. Those facilities include Shaheen, the region's fastest supercomputer, as well as what is being billed as the world's most advanced facilities for scientific visualization. ... Read more about New Saudi University's Stunning Visualization Facilities Prototyped at UC San Diego

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Saudi Arabia Aims to Become Data Visualization Hub

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Saudi Arabia's biggest experiment in higher education, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, has just opened its doors to an international student body, as we reported earlier this month. The King has gambled billions of dollars on raising a university out of the desert that he hopes will compete against other top-notch institutions worldwide. Intellectual freedom isn't exactly the first thing that jumps to mind when one thinks of Saudi Arabia, and for a country whose technological contributions basically begin and end with oil, the hurdle is significant. ... Read more about Saudi Arabia Aims to Become Data Visualization Hub

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Community Sustainability Metrics List

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This spreadsheet was developed and revised by the SDRSP Metrics Task Force over a two year period ending in 2009. The intent was to review many other community sustainability metrics, and come up with a generic list of metrics that appeared important to measure (in a developed country). The MTF had to follow a fine line between what we thought was important to be measured and what could actually be followed and reported on to the community. We settled on a much smaller list of measures than what we wanted to include, due to several disparate reasons.

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