Sunday, March 31, 2013

Our Changing Forests

The world’s forests absorb roughly a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide, and help limit the increase of the gas in the atmosphere. 
Many are threatened by a variety of factors...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

U.S Nuclear Power Risk Issues

If a nuclear power plant in the U.S. were to have issues, who would be affected? 


Risks from Flooding to Numerous U.S. Nuclear Facilities


At-Risk Populations Around Nuclear Power Plants



Sunday, March 24, 2013

Where do the 1% Live?

Super Rich Locations (U.S.A.)


A drill-down to the zip code level shows that the zip code with the largest number of very rich households is 10023 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, 


Global Cities of the Super-Rich

The map below charts the 30 leading global cities of the super-rich.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Energy Curve of History

Looking at peak-oil in perspective: Ultimately, the energy-intensive industrial age we live in may be little more than a blip in the course of human history.


Friday, March 15, 2013

If the Earth Were a Sandwich

Locate your position on one map and discover 
what's on the other side of the Earth on the other map. Try it!

The Antipode Map

This is really wild. Use the slider to fade out the second overlay 
and it will start to make sense. Very cool!


What's on the Other Side of the Earth?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Earth's Plates (Tectonics)

Learning From Haiti

A map of the seismic and tectonic context 
of Earth's Caribbean tectonic plate

Monday, March 11, 2013

Drinking Water (for some)

The U.N. predicts that by 2025,
 two thirds of the world's population will suffer water shortages. 

Article >

World Water Crisis: 
1 out of 6 people lack safe drinking water



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sinkholes


Map of Tampa's (and Florida's) Sinkholes

Jeez - there's a lot!!



Sinkhole Claims



The Making of Sinkhole (Infographic)


U.S. Passenger Rail Ridership


Interactive map featuring data on all Amtrak routes 



Amtrak Could Become Profitable...

Over the last 15 years, Amtrak ridership has grown 55 percent, outpacing population growth by a factor of three. It’s the fastest growing means of domestic transport, and shows no signs of slowing down. Article >