Big Data Environmentalism: Meet Portland’s Freshwater Trust

↑ Listen. One of the many-faceted cameras that produce Google Maps Street View took on a new challenge. It was mounted on a raft and rowed down a river in Northern California. At the helm were employees from the Portland-based non-profit Freshwater Trust. Their goal is not simply to map every river in the U.S., but to use the power of big data to solve the pollution problems of America’s waterways.

↓ Freshwater Trust analyst and staff attorney Mike Jolliffe rows the Google Trekker down the Russian River. Source: Freshwater Trust.

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