An open, multilingual knowledge graph
#ConceptNet is a knowledge graph of things people know and computers should know, expressed in various natural languages.
The super rich are hiding a ton of money offshore - Business Insider
Because offshore wealth is very concentrated at the top, accounting for it increases the top 0.01% wealth share substantially in Europe, even in countries that do not use tax havens extensively. It has considerable effects in Russia, where the vast majority of wealth at the top is held offshore," the authors write.
Around 60% of the wealth of Russia’s richest households is held offshore, the economists estimate.
city model (GHS-SMOD)
Format: the grid data are distributed as raster files in TIF format. The ZIP files contain raster files together with pyramids (i.e., TIF and OVR files).
Temporal resolution: 1975, 1990, 2000, 2015
The Global Human Settlement Layer: an amazing new global population dataset
Who are the biggest spenders on lobbying? Is there a balance between corporate and public interest lobbying? Are lobbyists spending more or less than last year? Which organisations have the most meetings with the Commission elite? Which organisations have the most EU parliament lobbyist passes? LobbyFacts can help you answer these kinds of questions.
Study links most Amazon deforestation to 128 slaughterhouses
A new study by the NGO Imazon finds that just 128 slaughterhouses process 93 percent of cattle raised in the Brazilian Amazon. The areas of influence supplying the herds to those plants coincide with where the most Amazon deforestation occurs.
Inside Airbnb: Paris. Adding Data to the Debate.
How is Airbnb really being used in and affecting your neighbourhoods?
Vast set of public CVs reveals the world’s most migratory scientists | Science | AAAS
Science analyzed data from a new source: ORCID, the nonprofit organization that assigns unique identity codes to researchers (see full data set). ORCID wasn’t designed for that purpose, but its database of 3 million scientists—by far the largest public data set of academic CVs ever released—may become a vital tool for charting their flow around the world.
Covering the Extractive Industries | Global Investigative Journalism Network
There is a great deal of scope for journalists to do investigative reporting on the extractive sector. (…) Below, you can find a road map to improve your coverage, including new tools that enable journalists and bloggers to obtain and verify information, and where to get ideas for future stories.
Assassination Witness - Political killings in South Africa
et sur les assassinats politiques ce rapport de 2014 :
The nine planetary boundaries - Stockholm Resilience Centre
– Stratospheric ozone depletion
– Loss of biosphere integrity (biodiversity loss and extinctions)
– Chemical pollution and the release of novel entities
– Climate Change
– Ocean acidification
– Freshwater consumption and the global hydrological cycle
– Land system change
– Nitrogen and phosphorus flows to the biosphere and oceans
– Atmospheric aerosol loading
The Global Food Prices Database has data on food prices (e.g., beans, rice, fish, and sugar) for 76 countries and some 1,500 markets. The dataset includes around 500,000 records and is updated monthly. The data goes back as far as 1992 for a few countries, although most of the price trends start in 2000-2002.
A Breathing Earth — Nadieh Bremer
#Cancer is… Attacking Africa | iPRI
Half of the continent has no radiotherapy machines. Another half do not have access to opioid drugs meaning that patients in those countries are dying in agony.
This 22-minute version of the full 59-minute documentary ’Cancer is Attacking Africa’ aims to make the key policy arguments for ACTION. Use this version freely to advocate for change in the fight against cancer in Africa!
(attention le film est très dur)