Daily Archives: February 12, 2010

Sustainability Outlook Map

From the web site: Sustainability Outlook is a forward‐thinking project that explores how changing social, cultural and technological conditions are likely to alter the ways that companies integrate sustainability into their business strategies. Jointly sponsored by Business for Social Responsibility … Continue reading

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The release of public data inspires programmers and policy types around the world

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010. http://scout.wisc.edu/ Data and transparency: Of government and geeks http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15469415 Brainstorming a better commute http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/01/brainstorming_a.html NYC BigApps http://www.nycbigapps.com/ Apps for Democracy http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/ Data.gov http://www.data.gov/ There are a number of ways to deal with … Continue reading

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EPA: Science Notebook

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010. http://scout.wisc.edu/ EPA: Science Notebook [iTunes, pdf] http://www.epa.gov/epahome/sciencenb/action_teams/index.html What are those hard-working scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) up to? That’s a good question, and the very fine Science Notebook website has … Continue reading

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Google Fusion Tables

A neat app for visualizing data sets. From the web site: Upload small or large data sets from spreadsheets or CSV files. Visualize your data on maps, timelines and charts. Pick who can access your data; hide parts of your … Continue reading

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Symposium: Manmade Light at Night: Perils and Promises

When: Thursday, March 11, 2010 Where: Lewis University, Romeoville IL campus For more information: http://www.illinoislighting.org/symposium.html The Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting and Lewis University present a day-long symposium on manmade light and its effects on the planet. The day … Continue reading

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Agave shows potential as biofuel feedstock

Read the full story in Biomass Magazine. Mounting interest in agave as a biofuel feedstock could jump-start the Mexican biofuels industry, according to agave expert Arturo Valez Jimenez.

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