Environment

By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

Building intelligent weather stations with Bluemix

The integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industry. But for individual developers wanting to get current weather conditions using Node-RED and Weather Data for IBM Bluemix service, there are several recipes available to help you take the plunge. If you are interested in building […]

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By Amy Bennett on September 21, 2016

IoT ruins movies: Jaws

Setting the scene Great white sharks are back and hopefully here to stay off of Cape Cod Massachusetts. In early August, there were 6 great white sharks spotted feeding on a whale carcass near Truro beaches. The day we left Cape Cod from vacation, a large shark was seen at noon only 4 ft from […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 5, 2016

Now you can always take the weather with you

The Weather Company, an IBM business are leveraging one of the largest Internet of Things (IoT) platforms in the world to provide critical weather data to millions of people in currently underserved areas. With severe weather statistically occurring more frequently, governments and businesses are seeking supplemental weather data to better prepare for impending disasters. in […]

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By Angela Huang and Cate Colburn Smith on August 31, 2016

Watson IoT and the environment: A connected world. A sustainable planet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the approach to a sustainable environment. It is reducing carbon footprints and pollution; enabling us to do more with fewer resources; improving food security; mitigating the adverse impacts of weather and climate change, and changing our behavior based on what our environment and connected world is telling us. […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 26, 2016

Air pollution in China and IBM green initiatives

Beijing, China has struggled with dangerous levels of pollution for years. In 2015, the city issued two unprecedented red alerts, indicating critical levels. Breathing Beijing’s air, according to a study released last year by U.S.-based nonprofit Berkeley Earth, is comparable to smoking 30 cigarettes a day. Air pollution fluctuates greatly based on weather, humidity, temperature, […]

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By Jim Crosskey on August 22, 2016

You can’t control the weather, but you can control how it impacts your business

Weather affects your businesses in a number of ways that normally fly under the radar, including its impact on the assets you manage. Take the example of a single rail car. It may be designed to operate in conditions under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The likelihood of failure increases depending on how many days it has […]

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By Angela Huang on August 9, 2016

Transforming the agricultural industry

According to UN Food and Agriculture Organization, we need to grow 70% more food to feed the additional 2.3 billion population by 2050. How to meet the increasing demands with the limited natural resources,  and with the impact of climate change, has become the key issue the world is facing. That’s why the agricultural industry […]

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By Oystein Haaland on August 9, 2016

IoT analytics at the edge: transforming the energy industry

Savvy leaders already understand that the Internet of Things will radically reshape the way we do business in the years to come. But the extent of this transformation can’t be overstated. According to a McKinsey report, IoT brings with it a total potential economic impact of $3.9T to $11.1T by 2025. Nowhere will this impact […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 3, 2016

IoT and the environment: A greener world

The Internet of Things opens up a world of possibilities for the future of businesses, environments, and lives. One of the many impacts of the Internet of Things is the increased understanding of energy needs and consumptions. Through smart-architecture, building designers and tenants can understand how people interact with their physical spaces. IoT technology gives […]

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By Vincent Lonij on August 3, 2016

Cognitive Systems to manage the food-water-energy nexus

In 1759 Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease for the brewery in Dublin, Ireland that would become famous around the world. He agreed to pay £45 each year for this lease. Today, we would be less than 3 percent into the term of that lease which looks like a pretty bold and visionary move. […]

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By Jacqi Levy on June 22, 2016

How one of the greenest buildings in the world is using IoT technology

The Internet of Things is one of the biggest enablers of the green buildings movement. The ability to capture and analyze previously “dark” data from buildings is giving us deeper insight into energy and resource use, and the ability to control the use of those resources through an intelligent building management system is taking buildings […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 30, 2016

Can the ‘new’ natural resource save the ‘old’ natural resource?

With the rise of intelligent machines that can simulate the human brain, our ability to help solve society’s most vexing problems is increasing; and there’s never been a more important time than now, as our population grows putting exponential demands on our natural resources. Oil and Gas industry executives in particular have been grappling with […]

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