Category Archives: environment
14 Jan 2009 Radio Tests and Camera Traps Today was a day of camera traps and radio tests.Â Tony and IÂ went out to replace two of the camera traps that are used to cover a mineral lick where the … Continue reading
13 Jan 2009 Question: what are the regulations on long-range 2.4GHz and associated bands in this area? 25-30 animals in a group typically, although spider monkeys typically move in smaller groups ( less than 5-6?) Didn’t go into the field … Continue reading
12 Jan 2009 It’s getting a little easier here, for a few reasons. My stomach is getting stabler (still a ways to go), Tony and co. are only taking me on short baby walks. In fact, it’s quite a pleasant … Continue reading
11 Jan 2009 Not much to say about today. I spent the whole day in camp, and much of it in the bathroom, getting intimate with the local microflora. The researchers use dictaphones to record vocal notes on their observations. … Continue reading
10 Jan 2009 Went out to observe wooly monkeys with Tony, Mauricio, Peter.Â Attempted to track groups G and Y.Â They used radio collar receiver, but had confusing time because, as near as I could tell, the two collars from … Continue reading
I’m currently in the rainforest in eastern Ecuador with NYU primatologist Anthony Di Fiore and his team, learning how they track monkeys, in order to see where some of the technologies we work with at ITP can be used to … Continue reading
Esquire magazine’s October issue has an E-ink cover. Neat, right? But reading the website notes on it made me realize that if this is the future of magazine publishing, then we might as well give up on environmental sustainability right … Continue reading
In case you needed any evidence that electronic devices raise the temperature of their immediate environment, here’s a video of my desk taken with a thermal imaging camera. White means hot.
Patagonia has a footprint tool on their site to help you understand the environmental impacts of some of their products. Not a bad visualization of the manufacturing process. Thanks to Allison Woodruff for the link.
Here’s a handy little data source, probably fun for webscraping and visualizations: http://www.worldometers.info/. Thanks to Kristin O’Friel for the link.