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Austin's (Waistlines Are) Growing, but Use of Big Data, Detailed Map Technology Might Reverse the Trend

Austin's (Waistlines Are) Growing, but Use of Big Data, Detailed Map Technology Might Reverse the Trend
New mapping technology is helping Austin combat a growing youth obesity problem.
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Empathetic Mapping: Using Science to Examine Chicago's Massive School Closings

Empathetic Mapping: Using Science to Examine Chicago's Massive School Closings
The recent wave of closings is unprecedented in Chicago's history, with 50 programs permanently shut down, over 1,700 faculty laid off and many more students displaced. "Closing a school is akin to closing a community," says Ald. Ameya Pawar, but is school choice actually working to shutter failing schools and foster successful ones? Like all things educational, science is starting to investigate.
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Karna Gowda
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Outdated FEMA Maps Wrongly Claim Houses as Flood Risks

Outdated FEMA Maps Wrongly Claim Houses as Flood Risks
FEMA maps claim certain houses fall in flood zones - but in many cases, the information is outdated or wrong. Some homeowners have been paying higher rates for flood insurance, though their houses are on hills, or fall outside the flood plains of more modern and accurate maps.
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