For the past two decades, Americans have begun to realize that green is the new black. Everyone from celebrities, soccer moms, and our nation’s leaders has seemingly fallen head over heels for the “going green” phenomenon, just as long as it’s convenient for them. But for those of us who recognize that a healthier, more environmentally
Here at Energy Refuge we promote alternative energy tirelessly, but we are also big supporters of energy efficiency, which is one of the first steps toward a more sustainable planet.
With the mass popularity of smartphones, there are millions of applications designed for them, some of
Apps were created for two reasons: to entertain you and to make your life easier. There are thousands of different apps for the Droid and iPhone market to make every aspects of your life simpler like travel, shopping, eating and exercising. But there are apps out there that can not only help you but the world we live in. Downloading apps that could potentially help
Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced new features to Energy.Data.gov, the open government platform for citizens and software developers to engage with energy- and environment-related data, apps, maps, and challenges. The new features were announced at a Council on Environmental
By now, most of us have heard about the infamous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the woes that BP has had in trying to cap it. The exact total amount of the spillage is actually unknown, but estimates keep climbing.
But have you ever considered exactly how they calculate and track that oil spill? Well, there happens to be some very specialized software that does exactly that… and given the current events we thought it would be good to take a look at this software. There are two types of software that we need to look at — one to estimate the size of the spill at the site, and the other to track that spill over a given period of time.
Calculating Spill Size
Released by The Oil Spill Training Company Limited, The Slick Calculator And Reporter uses the Bonn Agreement Code — an internationally recognized system — to generate its information. The software uses the overall appearance of the oil spill to calculate the volume of oil in the water by the estimated oil thickness.
The revolutionary advances in the study of bird populations and migrations made possible by the Internet have now found their way into birders’ hands.
BirdsEye, a new iPhone app, gives birders instant access to the National Audubon Society’s and Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird, the largest open-source database of bird sightings in Mexico and North America.
Once users identify their locations, BirdsEye generates a list of all the resident or recently reported migratory birds within a designated radius. Confirmed sightings of rare or notable birds are also mapped and directions to their locations provided.