Google Analytics (GA) is a tool for tracking and reporting website traffic, and is the most widely used web analytics service on the Internet. Whether you are marketing for another company or you’re a business owner looking to gain deeper insights into your own site, GA can be a powerful asset for understanding what drives […]Read more "Gaining Deeper Insights into Google Analytics with R"
Whether you’re a web developer, business analyst, marketer, or media guru web scraping can benefit your business. Web scraping or harvesting is a technique to extract large amounts of data from sites to a local file or database. This post adapts a tutorial from scotch.io to use node.js to scrape the top three latest news stories from […]Read more "Web Scraping NY Times with Node.js"
It’s not really common to think about indoor environments as ecosystems. Traditionally (and for good reason) inside is viewed as fundamentally different than outside. However, as modern human animals now spending the majority of our time indoors, it behooves us to start thinking critically about the unique pressures we face within our built environment and […]Read more "Growing Clean Air with Plants "
Man is not a farmer, or a professor, or an engineer, but he is all…The state of society is one in which the members have suffered amputation from the trunk, and strut about so many walking monsters—a good finger, a neck, a stomach, an elbow, but never a man. The above passage is from Emerson’s […]Read more "The Cost of Specialization – Looking to Emerson for Guidance"
Birds don’t just disperse plant seeds by eating the fruit, they also carry seeds long distances on their bodies. Small or barbed seeds can get stuck to birds’ feet and feathers. Granivores such as Jays have seed stocks that if not wholly eaten end up germinating into new plants. The complex community properties of seed […]Read more "Mysteries of the Seed"
Forests cover about 30% of Earth’s land surface, accounting for 50% of plant productivity and as much as 45% of the carbon sorted on land. As the reality of climate change becomes increasingly apparent, scientists, engineers, and land planners are looking towards reforestation, afforestation, and the prevention of deforestation to address the world’s carbon imbalance. “The […]Read more "Mapping Forest Carbon Storage with GIS"
Perfecting urban green roofs for their environmental and social benefits is a good example of where science and design meet. The benefits of green roofs include insulation, reduced energy use, the removal of air pollutants and green house gases, increased roof lifespan, reduced heat stress, stormwater runoff management, beautification, and improved health. There are two […]Read more "Green Roofs and the Science of Sustainable Design"