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How might we keep the lights on, water flowing, and natural world vaguely intact? It starts with grabbing innovative ideas/examples to help kick down our limits and inspire a more sustainable world. We implement with rigorous science backed by hard data.
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Climate Change Is Moving the North Pole

Climate Change Is Moving the North Pole | Sustainability Science |
As ice melts and aquifers are drained, Earth's distribution of mass is changing—and with it the position of the planet's spin axis.
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Gaming to Help Farmers

Gaming to Help Farmers | Sustainability Science |
A computer game wants you to map the world's cropland so farmers can get more out of each harvest.

Via Seth Dixon
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These types of approaches to crowd sourcing are becoming bigger and bigger by the day it seems.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:22 PM

NPR has recently highlighted Crop Capture; Crop Capture is a game that uses Google Earth imagery to crowd-source agricultural data.  From a pedagogical standpoint, this is a great way to visually introduce students the variety of agricultural landscapes that can be found around the world.  This is an example of what many refer to as citizen science games which provides an alternative rationale for playing the game.

Tags: agriculture, food production, mapping, geospatial, edtech.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:34 PM

This is cool, there are many agricultural types and you can see It here. different land areas have different soil and chemicals in it which certain types of crops can benefit from. It is important to know these things.