Curated Environment News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Environment conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

TIBCO allows Scotlands EPA to analyze more than just environmental data (07-11-2019)
Lets save the bees with machine learning (02-01-2019)
Three Awesome TensorFlow.js Models for Visual Recognition (01-30-2019)
3 Data Visualizations to Get Started in Periscope Data (01-22-2019)
Farms, More Productive Than Ever, Are Poisoning Drinking Water in Rural America ( (01-21-2019)
Visualizing How Delhis Air Quality Becomes Hazardous in the Winter (01-18-2019)
With 86% Drop, Californias Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low ( (01-15-2019)
Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions (01-09-2019)
California is launching our own damn satellite to track pollution, with help from Planet (09-14-2018)
Hurricane Florence in 3D, as seen by NASA's MISR onboard the Terra satellite (09-14-2018)
Monitoring environmental conditions near underwater datacenters using Deep Learning (08-27-2018)
Visualizations using Play (08-09-2018)
Why the city is hotter than the suburb (08-03-2018)
Measuring Air Quality With IoT (08-01-2018)
APIs are both a bridge and battlefield in the IoT era (03-12-2018)
Air Pollution Tracking With Node.js, Elastic Stack, and MQTT (03-09-2018)
Teledyne API Announces a New High (02-12-2018)
Kibana 6.1.0 is released (12-13-2017)
This Alaskan city is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal (12-12-2017)
Visualizing Europes Air Quality (11-29-2017)
Weather API system (11-11-2017)
Deutsche Bank is using climate change data to predict investment risk (11-10-2017)
Google Street View cars drove 100,000 miles to suck up pollution data (11-07-2017)
Serverless Allergy Checker with Amazon Rekognition, Lex, Polly, DynamoDB, S3 and Lambda (10-15-2017)
Role of frozen precipitation in plant development. Accumulated precipitation data (10-13-2017)
Landscape degradation: a world of landscape restoration opportunities (10-12-2017)
Crypto (10-12-2017)
Propeller Health releases asthma forecasting API for open use (10-10-2017)
Researchers develop digestible sensors for monitoring the gastrointestinal tract (10-10-2017)
How to Use the BLS API (09-27-2017)
The Energy 202: Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPAs website (09-22-2017)
Being rejected by robots makes people sad (09-14-2017)
Eel (09-07-2017)
The Case for Sharing All of Americas Data on Mosquitoes (08-30-2017)
Harvard researchers have found evidence that Exxon misled the public on climate science (08-24-2017)
A school district takes on fake news about itself (08-24-2017)
Oldest Antarctic ice ever found shows climate of 2.7 million years ago (08-17-2017)
Google can now alert you to bad allergy days (08-16-2017)
Deep learning could discover new plant species hidden in centuries of herbarium data (08-11-2017)
Harness the Power of Machine Learning in Your Browser with Deeplearn.js (08-11-2017)
US agriculture agency tells staff not to mention climate change (08-08-2017)
Secretary Ross Should Stop Charging the Public for the Governments Scientific Data (08-04-2017)
Plume Labs launches, an API for air pollution (08-01-2017)
Plume Labs launches, an API to let businesses tap into its AI air quality forecasting (08-01-2017)
Citizen sensing, air pollution and fracking: From caring about your air to speculative practices of evidencing harm (07-30-2017)
Studying 2,000 Years of Climate Change Data (07-27-2017)
Studying 2,000 Years of Climate Change Data (07-27-2017)
Parallelizing Large Simulations with Apache SparkR on Databricks (06-23-2017)
Load Testing using CircleCI and k6 (06-19-2017)
The Grizzled, Stubborn Lawyers Protecting the Environment From Trump (06-16-2017)
Copying Runscope Environments using the Runscope API (06-16-2017)
Clear the Air: How to Make an Impact with Environmental Data (06-05-2017)
A Race to Develop Pollution Sensing Tech Plays Out in Oakland (06-04-2017)
Ecologists Are Drowning in Sea of Data. These Tools Could Help (05-27-2017)
Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forests (05-26-2017)
Neighborhoods subjected to deadly air quality can finally fight back (05-11-2017)
Soil Moisture Sensor Example Project (05-11-2017)
Lafayette taps IoT for air quality data (04-21-2017)
Planet enlists machine learning experts to parse a treasure trove of Amazon basin data (04-20-2017)
Nanochip Gas Sensors Promise Personal Air Quality Monitors in our Pockets (03-24-2017)
Why Keeping CO2 Emissions Stable Wont Save Us From Climate Change (03-17-2017)
California Won't Let Trump Destroy Emission Standards Without a Fight (03-16-2017)
Open Data & Air Pollution: A Powerful Tool in the Struggle for Cleaner... (03-14-2017)
These Photos Show How the EPA Transformed America (03-06-2017)
The EPA Just Gave Fossil Fuel Companies More Freedom to Pollute (03-02-2017)
A Wet Winter Is Overwhelming Californias Ancient Infrastructure (02-15-2017)
Climate science and climate fiction where data intersects with art (02-10-2017)
No Data Manipulation at NOAA (02-09-2017)
Data on climate change progress is disappearing from the US State Department website (01-31-2017)
Oceanographic data more broadly discoverable as the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program joins DataONE (01-18-2017)
Percentage of intersex fish drops after sewage treatment plant upgrades (01-11-2017)
AI and Big Data vs. Air Pollution (12-19-2016)
Houston flooding on the rise (12-16-2016)
Climate Scientists Are Copying All Their Data to Protect It From Trump (12-14-2016)
Sentinels map Earth's slow surface warping (12-14-2016)
New EPA Report Affirms Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water (12-13-2016)
Scientists discovered 55 lakes in Eastern Antarctica that shouldn't have been there (12-13-2016)
5 reasons why big data innovation is critical to address climate resilience (11-01-2016)
Environmental Protection Agency gives cities money for stormwater management pilot (11-01-2016)
100 years of hurricanes in Florida, visualized - Washington Post (10-10-2016)
This drone flies inside hurricanes to gather data that could save your life (10-06-2016)
Goodbye World: We?ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good (09-28-2016)
The Arctic Is Melting, and Fast. But Maybe Data Can Save It (09-28-2016)
A trash-eating water drone is about to clean the busiest port in Europe (09-13-2016)
xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline (09-12-2016)
We?ve Destroyed 10 Percent of Earth?s Wilderness Since 1992 (09-12-2016)
Inuit Are Embedding Sensors in the Ice Because It's Getting Dangerously Thin (09-02-2016)
While Seeking Climate Data, Scientists Found Europe's Oldest Tree (08-20-2016)
Open Ag Data Alliance, Servi-Tech launch Real-Time Connections API for weather, soil moisture data (08-02-2016)
Here Are 7 Terrifying Charts That Show Exactly What We?re Doing to the Planet (08-02-2016)
Using Drones to Monitor for Light Pollution (07-29-2016)
Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT (07-27-2016)
Citizen Scientist Divers Collecting Data on Ocean Temperatures (07-22-2016)
EPA looks to improve data aggregation with APIs (05-19-2016)
Chart: Over 200 Species of Plants Are Threatened in These Countries (05-16-2016)
Offshore Leaks Database ? A search engine for Panama papers (05-10-2016)
Troubled waters: ensuring sustainable fishing and healthy oceans (05-10-2016)
The AntWeb API is the world?s largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants (04-12-2016)
New data on Climate Investment Funds and their results (03-22-2016)
BreezoMeter Launches Air Quality API in Nine Countries Worldwide (03-21-2016)
Pigeons measure air pollution in London (03-17-2016)
What?s in the first U.S. Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative report (12-17-2015)
The EPA?s New Environmental Digital Services Marketplace (12-07-2015)
?Icequake? sensors track tidewater glacier melt (08-13-2015)
UGS Updates Quaternary Faults Data (07-08-2015)
Green APIs Promote Sustainability and Climate Action (06-30-2015)
As the World Churns: Earthquake Detection via Twitter (06-26-2015)
Drought report cards for California water districts (06-26-2015)
Real-time pollution monitoring ideas win London Climathon (06-24-2015)
Cloud Computing, Server Utilization, & the Environment (06-05-2015)
Return of Summer: Beach Water Quality and new Beach Weather Stations (06-04-2015)
Opening up Air Quality Data (06-03-2015)
'awair' Sensor Gives You Info About Home Air Quality (05-27-2015)
Smart air quality monitor Awair connects with Nest, Misfit, IFTTT, and more (05-27-2015)
Stalagmites record amazing amount of weather data - Futurity (05-26-2015)
Oil-Climate Index Launches (05-26-2015)
Monitoring Air Quality and the Impacts of Pollution (05-15-2015)
Next Generation Rugged Weather Station Announced (05-15-2015)
Exploring Air Quality Monitoring Using Intel Edison (05-14-2015)
Wyoming law against data collection: Protecting ranchers by ignoring the environment. (05-11-2015)
Embarking on a new type of data: electronic and electrical equipment waste (05-11-2015)
Illegal to collect environmental data in Wyoming (05-11-2015)
Web Services | Envirofacts (05-01-2015)
Data Tells a Story: the dangers of air pollution, too much TV, and sitting for too long (05-01-2015)
Announcing the NOAA Big Data Project (04-21-2015)
AWS makes climate data collection available as part of White House initiative (03-19-2015)
Aquatic Informatics Announces Release of Time Series Environmental Data Management Platform and Enhanced API (03-02-2015)
This data project could help save forests being destroyed by insects (03-02-2015)
CDP Provides Valuable Access to Climate Change Data (02-17-2015)
Mapping ice layers with radar data (01-28-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Environment Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

World Bank Data

With 189 member countries, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership fighting poverty worldwide through sustainable solutions.


Data driven solutions to strengthen supply chain performance and risk.

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ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment.

EPA Envirofacts

EPAs purpose is to ensure that: - all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; - national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientifi...

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  • Clean Water Act (CWA) Download Data Service
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  • Detailed Facility Report 3 Year CWA Facility-Level Status Service
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  • ECHO Federal Agency Lookup Service
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  • Effluent Charts Download Service
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  • Enforcement Criminal Case Summary Report Search
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Download Data Service
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Enhanced Search Service
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Search Service
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) GeoJSON Service
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Info Clusters Service
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Map Service
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Metadata Service
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Paginated Results Service
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Download Data Service
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Metadata Service
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Paginated Results Service
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Systems Search Service
  • Summary Effluent Chart Service

Sustainable Facilities Tool API

Our core API allows developers to interact with the Sustainable Facilities Tool programmatically. Its designed for public use and to be easily integrated into other applications.

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Florida State Antarctic Research Facility Core Database

I just found the one arctic research API at Florida State University, but it is a sign there is more, and now they are on my radar. I think that Florida State University reflects another trend Im seeing with APIs being born out of university research.


Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and sec...

Earth911 Search

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EU EnvironmentAgency

European Union website - EUROPA is the official EU website that provides access to information published by all EU institutions, agencies and bodies.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nations primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D).

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Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance - data services for observational solid Earth data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences

Climate Change Costs

Are the benefits of using carbon greater than the cost of climate change? To answer this question, an independent organization called DARA created a report in September, 2012 studying the economic costs of climate change. Much has been said about the moral, political, and social costs of Climate Change, but with Climate Change caused disease, droughts, storms, habitat changes and more theres a clear economic $$ cost as well.


The RadResponder Network is the national standard and Whole Community solution for the management of radiological data. It is a product of collaboration between Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Energy (DOE) / National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and is provided free of charge to all Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial response organizations.

Stremor Liquid Helium

Kong is the worlds most popular open source microservice API gateway. Use Kong to secure, manage and orchestrate microservice APIs.


World leading air pollution API. Top features: AQI map, forecast, pollen & air quality data. Clients trusting us: Dyson, Veolia and AccuWeather. Learn more!

National Snow and Ice Data Center

NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.

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