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How to Talk to Your Relatives About Climate Change (And Maybe Change Their Minds)
How to Talk to Your Relatives About Climate Change (And Maybe Change Their Minds)By Abigail Dillen | Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Holiday meals are a great time to start the climate conversation with your loved ones. PeopleImages / Getty Images Most people who know me are too polite to question climate change when Im around, but there are relatives and old family friends who hint at the great divide between their worldviews and mine. I think they sincerely believe that I would crush the economy forever if I had my way.
Nov 21, 2017 10:17PM - Earth Justice
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Russia confirms extremely high radiation levels in toxic cloud
Russian authorities have confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains. The Russian Meteorological Service said it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September and classified it as extremely high contamination. Frances nuclear safety agency earlier this month said that it recorded radioactivity in the area between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains from a suspected accident involving nuclear fuel or the production of radioactive material.
Nov 21, 2017 12:02PM - New Scientist (newscientist.com)
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Are These the Oldest Images of Dogs?
In northwestern Saudi Arabia, a hunter surrounded by a pack of dogs threads an arrow, props it up against the string of his bow, and pulls it back to kill a wild animal roaming nearby. He's flanked by other hunters readying their weapons. This scene, and others like it, are engraved onto the cliffsides protruding from the dry, arid desert covering the northern region of present-day Saudi Arabia.
Nov 20, 2017 2:21AM - nationalgeographic.com.au (nationalgeographic.com.au)
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Why Does Tesla Do Everything Better?
Google+ November 18th, 2017 by Zachary Shahan The #1 complaint about Tesla seems to be that we have to wait too long for mass production of its products. Thats sort of a sign that the company is doing things quite well. Actually, if you crunch the numbers, you can see that Tesla cars offer more range, better performance, better interior tech, better semi-autonomous driving features, and more door pocketsbetter charging options than the competition.
Nov 19, 2017 3:00AM - CleanTechnica (cleantechnica.com)
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Free Tech Guide
RECRUITERS Post your GeoJob Ad Today This resource is a practical step-by-step guide to writing SQL. Teach yourself SQL the easy way! Youll learn how to make the most of your data using best-practice SQL code. Rather than bore you with theory, it focuses on the practical use of SQL with common databases and uses plenty of diagrams, easy-to-read text, and examples to help make learning SQL easy and fun.
Nov 18, 2017 2:03PM - Simply SQL (gisuser.com)
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Are These the Oldest Images of Dogs?
In northwestern Saudi Arabia, a hunter surrounded by a pack of dogs threads an arrow, props it up against the string of his bow, and pulls it back to kill a wild animal roaming nearby. He's flanked by other hunters readying their weapons. This scene, and others like it, are engraved onto the cliffsides protruding from the dry, arid desert covering the northern region of present-day Saudi Arabia.
Nov 18, 2017 3:12AM - news.nationalgeographic.com (news.nationalgeographic.com)
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A Stench That Sickens, and an EPA That Doesnt Care
A Stench That Sickens, and an EPA That Doesnt CareBy Jonathan Smith | Friday, November 17, 2017 A flooded factory farm waste lagoon in Goldsboro, N.C. WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE, INC.
Nov 17, 2017 10:23PM - Earth Justice
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Whats New in Basemaps (November 2017)
Esris Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esris Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 38 communities. This release includes several states, counties, cities, facility sites and university campuses throughout Germany, Spain, Suriname, and the United States, as seenin this Story Map.
Nov 17, 2017 5:57PM - ArcGIS Blog (blogs.esri.com)
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3 Spatial Data Science Trends to Watch in 2018
The demand for data scientists to understand and use geospatial analysis in their process has led to new trends and innovations in the data science field. This focus on spatial data and analysis inspired CARTOs data and research team to host the first ever Spatial Data Science Conference at our office here in Brooklyn on Friday, December 1st. Heres a preview of three trends that some of our speakers will be addressing: A GPS dataset for a single month can easily exceed 5 terabytes, and thats only for around 2% of the population.
Nov 17, 2017 3:38PM - carto.com (carto.com)
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Thoughts on the Updated Geospatial Data Act
Over the summer, I wrote a post commenting on a piece of legislation known as the Geospatial Data Act of 2017. This legislation, or something similar to it, comes up every few years and has yet to get signed into law. In my post, I raised concerns about language that would have defined the use of private-sector entities in the collection of geospatial data assets covered by the legislation.
Nov 17, 2017 1:19PM - geoMusings (blog.geomusings.com)