KVAL: New map details Oregon wildfire risk

KVAL: New map details Oregon wildfire risk. “Oregonians have a new tool to help track wildfire risk across the state, in the form of a new online map. The map, announced Thursday by the Oregon Department of Forestry, illustrates the risk of wildfire with color-coded risk levels that range from low (green) to high (red).”

Google Blog: A Queer Eye on Art History with Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: A Queer Eye on Art History with Google Arts & Culture. “In honor of Pride Month and beyond, and in collaboration with over 60 cultural institutions, Google Arts & Culture presents the “A Queer Eye on Art History” hub. It’s a place where you can explore archives and collections to celebrate LGBTQIA+ lives and art and dive into more than 20 newly curated stories, new collections from partners, and much more.”

Google Blog: Preserving languages and the stories behind them

Google Blog: Preserving languages and the stories behind them. “Thanks to a collaboration with our global partners, ranging from language communities to national language institutes, you can now discover the languages of Maya, Tepehua, Sanskrit, Vurës, Kumeyaay/Diegueño, Potawatomi and Serravallese, spoken across Mexico, South Asia, the South Pacific, the United States and Italy.”

Death Penalty Information Center: On Anniversary of Furman v. Georgia, DPIC Census of U.S. Death Sentences Details 50 Years of Arbitrariness, Bias, and Error

Death Penalty Information Center: On Anniversary of Furman v. Georgia, DPIC Census of U.S. Death Sentences Details 50 Years of Arbitrariness, Bias, and Error. “The census is the most comprehensive database of death sentences ever assembled, containing more than 9,700 death sentences…. In the census, DPIC has attempted to identify every death sentence handed down in the U.S. from the day Furman was decided through January 1, 2021 and track the status of each sentence.”

Scientific Data: A Global Building Occupant Behavior Database

Scientific Data: A Global Building Occupant Behavior Database . “This paper introduces a database of 34 field-measured building occupant behavior datasets collected from 15 countries and 39 institutions across 10 climatic zones covering various building types in both commercial and residential sectors. This is a comprehensive global database about building occupant behavior.”

The Jewish Chronicle: New site launched for Shoah stories

The Jewish Chronicle: New site launched for Shoah stories . “The National Holocaust Centre & Museum has created a new website which tells the story of four refugees from Nazi Europe, using some of the objects they owned. Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Journeys, set up jointly with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and with sponsorship from the Arts Council, was launched on Tuesday to coincide with Refugee Week.”

Colorado State University: Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations

Colorado State University: Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations. “This week marks the launch of Colorado EnviroScreen, the interactive online environmental justice tool to help disproportionately impacted communities and designed by three Colorado State University entities for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). More specifically, EnviroScreen identifies the Colorado communities that have been most impacted by systematic barriers to health and wellness and the cumulative impact of environmental pollution.”

The Sand Paper: New State Website Assists in Addressing Environmental Threats to Public Health

The Sand Paper: New State Website Assists in Addressing Environmental Threats to Public Health. “A new website created by New Jersey’s Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection provides municipal-level reports to help local governments and residents better understand and address environmental threats to public health. The Healthy Community Planning New Jersey site… allows access to reports detailing environmental, health and demographic indicators for each town in the state.”

From the Bridge: a view of Irish traditional music in New York launched Wednesday 29 June 2022 (Irish Traditional Music Archive)

Irish Traditional Music Archive: From the Bridge: a view of Irish traditional music in New York launched Wednesday 29 June 2022. “The online exhibition showcases rare recordings, stories and photographs relating to New York’s remarkably rich Irish traditional music heritage. The ‘at-risk’ multimedia materials have now been preserved by ITMA and will be freely accessible online to a global audience thanks to the generosity of collectors, performers, their families, and our funders.”

Farm & Ranch: Nebraska launches farm crisis website

Farm & Ranch: Nebraska launches farm crisis website. “The Nebraska Rural Response Council, sponsor of the Rural Response Hotline, has a new website with information on resources available to farmers in crisis. Since 1984, the Rural Response Hotline has been providing information and resources in times of crisis.”

NC Child: Creep, crawl, explore & grow safely

NC Child: Creep, crawl, explore & grow safely. “This week, Lead Free NC is launching a new database that provides parents, realtors, and renovators with easy access to information about whether a home contains risks from lead-based paint.”

Local Journalism Initiative: Knowledge Basket shares database of Indigenous information to care for lands and water

Local Journalism Initiative: Knowledge Basket shares database of Indigenous information to care for lands and water. “The Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership has officially launched a new initiative titled the IPCA Knowledge Basket. It will provide resources through a database to communities and officials involved with Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA). These are lands and waters where Indigenous governments have the primary role in protecting and conserving ecosystems.”

SecurityWeek: New Database Catalogs Cloud Vulnerabilities, Security Issues

SecurityWeek: New Database Catalogs Cloud Vulnerabilities, Security Issues. “Cloud security company Wiz has announced the launch of a new database whose goal is to keep track of vulnerabilities and other security issues affecting cloud services.”

Boing Boing: Literary Hub has an 90s style “Mathblaster” game based on Emily Dickinson

Boing Boing: Literary Hub has an 90s style “Mathblaster” game based on Emily Dickinson. “Literary Hub’s new game ‘EmilyBlaster’ could be the most engaging way to make students that are interfacing with Emily Dickinson’s work for the first time view the classic poems in a new light. Although the potential for enticing students to read Emily Dickinson exists, the game was actually created to serve as a tie-in to the novel Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin.”

The Music Network: That Festival Site to Launch New Era For Australian and New Zealand Music Festivals

The Music Network: That Festival Site to Launch New Era For Australian and New Zealand Music Festivals. “Officially launching this month, the new site is the creation of 21-year-old founder Jack Malloch, who wanted to develop a one-stop place for festival lovers to easily find information about both upcoming and past music festivals. Data has been gathered for more than 95 festivals, featuring a massive 900 lineups, 19,000 artists, and 30 years of music. Information on ticket prices, set times, and festival maps can be found, with key announcement dates also provided.”