What We're Reading**
and listening to and watching...

What We’re Reading is a slate of the current pieces that inform and provide insight into our work and the environmental data landscape, updated monthly and curated by the team.

November 2021

Climate Crisis

Read: Localized Data: The Pathway to Climate Change Solutions

Olasimbo Sojinrin, Danielle Getsinger, Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño; Data.org

Read: COP26: New financing mechanism to plug gaps in climate data, bolster response

Down to Earth

Data Governance

Read: Emerging models of data governance in the age of datafication

Marina Micheli, Marisa Ponti, Max Craglia, Anna Berti Suman; Big Data & Society

Read: Getting started with data governance

Anouk Ruhaak, Mozilla

Environmental Justice

Read: A California law gave the people power to cut pollution. Why isn’t it working?

Naveena Sadasivam, Grist

Read: Poison in the Air

Lylla Younes, Ava Kofman, Al Shaw, Lisa Song, Maya Miller; ProPublica

Civic Voice

Read: Let Us See It

Gregg Mitman, Slate

October 2021

Climate Crisis

Read: Environmental Data is Critical to Fighting the Climate Crisis: Data Stewardship Can Put It In the Right Hands

Amrita Nanda, Suha Mohamed, The Bastion

Data Governance

Read: The Data is Ours!

Ben Tarnoff, Logic

Community Science

Read: Intersections between Open Science Hardware (OSH) and Citizen Science: Reflections Following CitSciVirtual 2021

Anne Bowser, Shannon Dosemagen and Alexandra Novak, Wilson Center

Civic Voice

Read: The Key to Stronger Local Democracy: Equitable Engagement

Mark Funkhouser and Steven Bosacker, Route Fifty


August 2021

Climate Crisis

Read: COVID’s lesson for climate research: go local
Alice C. Hill, Nature

Read: An Indigenous firefighter explains how to better manage wildfires
Benji Jones, Vox

Data Governance

Read: City Data Commons against City Greenwashing
Renata Avila and Guy Weress, Branch Magazine

Community Science

Read: Environmental data collection by citizens is a right
Anna Berti Suman, Dutch Research Council

Watch: My Octopus Teacher
Craig Foster, Netflix

Civic Voice

Read: Zoom Does Not Reduce Unequal Participation: Evidence from Public Meeting Minutes
Katherine Levine Einstein, David Glick, Luisa Godienz Puig, Maxwell Palmer, Boston University