September 30, 2009–MIT researchers have been using custom-made sensors planted on trash in New York City, Seattle, and London to track the circuitous route that trash takes each day. Similar efforts are planned for other cities.
June 10, 2009–Users of athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds with artificial turf may face risks from dozens of potentially harmful synthetic chemicals in the ground-up recycled tires used to make it.
March 4, 2009–Localizing the effects of climate change remains challenging. But a new tool makes it easier to at least pin down the local sources of one of the main greenhouse gases, with the inventory led by Purdue University scientists.
March 4, 2009–A new federal interagency effort, intended to improve and deliver topographic information from across the US, may end up yielding significant benefits to journalists and the communities they serve.
February 18, 2009–Areas lacking easy access to affordable staple foods can signal larger long-term problems, including environmental ones. Simple interactive maps can play a key role in engaging your community.
January 15, 2009–Joining the world of Twitter, the social networking system that allows short messages, can plug you into a new world of sources. An excerpt from the current issue of SEJournal, Winter 2008-09.
January 7, 2009–On February 17, 2009, all full-power broadcast US television stations will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. So, many old TVs are now creating e-waste challenges as they're relegated to landfills and recycling centers.
January 7, 2009–If you need information on land use changes over time, or on current land uses and character, you may want to check out decades-worth of globe-spanning satellite images that USGS has made freely available to the public.