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Do perceptions of environment match reality? Environmental Performance according to Google Autocomplete

This blog was originally posted on The Metric. It was co-written with Amy Weinfurter, MEM’15 at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Which countries have the reputation for being the most ‘environmentally-friendly,’ and does the perception match the reality? Two recent articles in Foreign Policy (“A map of China by stereotype”, March 4) […]

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Google’s Earth Engine Officially Launched at COP-16 in Cancun

While climate negotiators were busy discussing the role of forests in the Cancun climate negotiations, Google was launching its Earth Engine –  a practical tool to help countries obtain information about their forests, which are critical carbon sinks, easily and freely. I originally wrote about the advantages of a tool like Earth Engine back in March. To […]

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Google Earth: Making Remote Sensing Accessible to the ‘Everyman’

Google Earth: Making Remote Sensing Accessible to the ‘Everyman’

There is something so surreal and elegant about observing the earth from space.  This is one of the reasons why I find remote sensing so appealing; however, after spending a year just trying to learn the basics of remote sensing software and perfecting my land-cover classification skills, I realized that there’s an inherently steep learning […]

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