13 May 2015
The Manta ray has long been a creature of myth and legend, historically feared for their size and power. They were worshipped by the Peruvian Moche people and sailors believed they could sink boats by pulling on the anchors. Despite being named the “Australian devilray”, “great devilfish” and the “sea devil”, the manta is a placid creature. Unlike other ray species, the manta doesn’t even have a stinger!
06 May 2015
This multimedia story takes a closer look at Churchill, Manitoba as a “canary in the coal mine” of the large-scale challenge of climate change. Filled with images, videos, and vignettes about Earthwatch volunteers in Churchill, pick and choose what you want to read--or read the whole thing through.
30 March 2015
Data collected in FreshWater Watch is providing vital information on the health of our planet's freshwater, and improving our understanding of how water bodies behave. Earthwatch is pleased to reveal the findings so far.
12 March 2015
FreshWater Watch will mark World Water Day on March 22 with a global Freshwater Blitz and we need you. We’re asking all Citizen Science Leaders around the world to test their local waterbodies on – or as close as possible to - March 22 and create a huge database of global water quality.
26 February 2015
A donation of seven iPads has given Earthwatch the opportunity to further its embedding of technology into the work of scientists researching critical environmental issues.
19 February 2015
The degradation of water quality and dwindling of supply is the biggest risk facing modern society. We brought together a diverse panel of experts to discuss what can be done.
18 February 2015
Earthwatch research intern Avinoam Baruch, 23, is to begin a fully funded PhD this month on citizen scientists and flood risk, at Loughborough University, UK. We spoke with him about how his work on FreshWater Watch inspired his interest in citizen science, and has helped inform his studies.
09 December 2014
EMC uses big data to better understand climate change as part of White House Climate Data Initiative program
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Hopkinton, MA, December 9, 2014 – EMC Corporation, Pivotal, and the Earthwatch Institute, in association with the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, today announced Big Data vs. Climate Change: EMC & Citizen Scientists Team Up. This new program, announced in conjunction with the White House Climate Data Initiative, will enable the study of interactions between nature and climate and promote the engagement of citizen scientists using big data lakes, analytic tools and visualizations.
05 December 2014
The Scottish Beaver Trial, which saw 11 wild Eurasian beavers reintroduced to Scotland’s Knapdale forest in Argyll, has published its final report.