It’s Nice That: Glug is on a mission to create the world’s largest database of climate protest posters

It’s Nice That: Glug is on a mission to create the world’s largest database of climate protest posters. “Glug, a creative events programme, is on a mission to build the world’s largest database of protest posters. Titled Protest by Design, the project is in preparation for the next round of global climate strikes taking place on 20 September, just three days before the UN climate summit.”

Government News Australia: Dictionary builds place nicknames data base

Government News Australia: Dictionary builds place nicknames data base. “Brisvegas, Shagger’s Ridge, Osty, Mullum, Freo, The Gong. If it’s a place and it’s in Australia, you can bet it’s got a nickname. The Australian National Dictionary Centre has launched an appeal for place nicknames as it builds the nation’s first database of the unique monikers Aussies have bestowed on the places they live in, drive past, or visit for holidays.”

StateScoop: Crowdsourced environment data gets a home on Louisville Data Commons

StateScoop: Crowdsourced environment data gets a home on Louisville Data Commons. “The ‘Louisville Data Commons’ repository, announced by the University of Louisville on Tuesday, is an open-data website that will incorporate data contributions from residents and researchers to keep track of the city’s environmental and health-related measurements. The community-gathered data will be available for research for a minimum of one year, according to the site, while some larger, frequently updated data sets will be available indefinitely.”

The Irish News: Citizen scientists track humpback whale travels with help of social media

The Irish News: Citizen scientists track humpback whale travels with help of social media . “Humpback whales are known to make vast migrations between their breeding and feeding grounds, and are increasingly being seen in UK seas. Now the first ever confirmed record of a UK-sighted whale hundreds of miles away in its summer feeding grounds in the high Arctic has been revealed, after its picture was spotted on Facebook by volunteer ‘citizen scientists’.”

High Plains Journal: Habi-Tally app offers new, interactive opportunity to assist monarch recovery

High Plains Journal: Habi-Tally app offers new, interactive opportunity to assist monarch recovery. “Monarch butterflies face many challenges that have contributed to a significant decline in their population over the last two decades. More breeding habitat and food resources, including milkweed and nectar sources, across the migration route will help monarch populations recover. HabiTally enables farmers, ranchers, landowners and private citizens to support these efforts by entering data about monarch habitat conservation efforts on their farms or yards, or even in locations like churches or parks where groups may create new habitat.”

Just crowdsource it: Not so fast when it comes to school data (Education Dive)

Education Dive: Just crowdsource it: Not so fast when it comes to school data. “When I think about school reviews, I immediately go to state and school report cards and school improvement plans that states, districts and schools have spent countless hours revising and improving in the past couple of years. As a teacher, I use the data to learn more about the potential employers. I acknowledge, though, that I am afforded the privilege of being able to access reviews from several sources. While I know the importance and relevance of accessing and interpreting data, unfortunately many parents are still not included in the conversation about school report cards.”

Portland Press Herald: Wildlife group is mapping out Maine’s roadkill hot spots

Portland Press Herald: Wildlife group is mapping out Maine’s roadkill hot spots. “A Maine Audubon online database will allow people who see roadkill to report it so the group can identify hotspots, said Sarah Haggerty, a conservation biologist and geographic information system manager for the wildlife conservation organization. The online database is part of a three-year program to identify where animals are getting hit the most and come up with a way to reduce the fatalities.”