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BBC Frozen Planet | Visual.ly

BBC Frozen Planet | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

Following on from watching the fantastic BBC Frozen planet series, I was very excited to work on a personal project to show the effort and the commitment the crew went too.

Here is an illustration to compliment the facts... 

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Go Green! Bountiful Benefits of Responsible Recycling - infographic

Go Green!  Bountiful Benefits of Responsible Recycling - infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Wood, plastic, paper, rock, and metal are commonly thrown away after a construction project. If they were recycled, though, they could make mulch, fuel, furniture, toilet paper, newspapers, and even roofs.


Check out this infographic from a waste management company in New Jersey to learn more...

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How Much Have We Polluted? [infographic]

How Much Have We Polluted? [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

How Much Have We Polluted?

An infographic added to Visual.ly by ElkanoData...

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Why Cities? Ending Climate Change Begins in the City

Why Cities? Ending Climate Change Begins in the City | green infographics | Scoop.it
The climate change debate has been going on for years, with people on both sides of the fence arguing for its existence — and against it.

It’s hard to argue or turn a blind eye to the fact that, as the world’s population continues to grow, cities are becoming more and more crowded and the day-to-day pollution put into the environment by humans is starting to have an effect on our world. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of the world’s mega cities committed to addressing climate change, and have a meaningful global impact. They have created this stellar interactive graphic to help spread the news...

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The Environmental Impact Of Your Pointless Googling

The Environmental Impact Of Your Pointless Googling | green infographics | Scoop.it

Those cat videos don’t come out of thin air. Each time you use the internet, massive data servers need power, and power causes emissions. While tech companies are trying to be more efficient and use renewable energy, there is still a cost to every search.

Backers of the Net have long pushed environmental benefits. And it’s true that the Net has allowed us to use less energy by dematerializing many essential activities.

Having said that, the Net’s environmental impact is not bupkis. Recently, campaigners have been sounding the alarm about the cloud-related expansion of data centers around the country, with well-known companies accused of using less-than-clean energy sources to power them.

This infographic by Wordstream points to both sides of the issue...

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How Much Does Solar Cost in Your State?

How Much Does Solar Cost in Your State? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Solar is a great way to get yourself free from the power grid and take control of your own energy generation, while also helping to drastically lower your impact on the environment. Solar panels last a long time too, once you’ve installed them, they often provide reliable power for well over 20 years, silently generating electricity with little to no maintenance. Sounds great! So why are people slow to implement this fantastic technology?

The initial cost of solar is sometimes prohibitive for families, especially if their energy needs are high. This graphic uses over 45,000 results from their online solar cost estimation tool to show what you can expect, on average, in your state.
The graphic explores four points: how much solar costs in your state, what you could save every month, what you could save over time, how long your solar setup will take to pay for itself. Not surprisingly, sunny states like California tend to have some of the lowest prices on solar, while also providing some of the highest savings over time. However, that doesn’t mean northerns states can’t make financial sense: New York state provides such good incentives on solar purchases, you can actually pay off your system faster there than in California...

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Water: Cooperation or Competition | Infographic

Water: Cooperation or Competition | Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

To help promote the International Year of Water Cooperation, which is launched this week, this diagram explores the main challenges faced by water cooperation today...

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Environmental Data Mapped: Ecosystem Stress in the Great Lakes

Environmental Data Mapped:  Ecosystem Stress in the Great Lakes | green infographics | Scoop.it

A first-of-its-kind map that pulls together numerical data on nearly three dozen factors that affect the Great Lakes ecosystem shows that the lakes with the most urban and agricultural development in their watersheds are also those with the greatest environmental stress.


Lakes Erie and Ontario, the easternmost lakes, are challenged by high coastal population densities, an industrial legacy and phosphorous pollution from agricultural runoff. They are also downstream from wind currents that drop nitrogen generated by industries and power plants into their waters.

But the map’s patches of high-stress red and yellow should not be misinterpreted. The color scale is a relative measure that compares the combined stress of the 34 environmental indicators in a particular area to the stress level of the lake system as a whole.


To create the maps, the research team queried some 160 experts from universities, nonprofits and government agencies in the United States and Canada and compiled a list of 50 key biological, chemical or physical indicators, of which two-thirds had data sufficient enough to be plotted.

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Food and Water infographics | Center for Investigative Reporting

Food and Water infographics | Center for Investigative Reporting | green infographics | Scoop.it

There's something about a searing hot summer day that leads a guy to kick off his shoes, turn on his fan and head to the Internet in search of cool graphics about the importance of water in the global food system.

Thanks to the Water Footprint Network, where we found several of these...

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Interactive Map: Fracking Across the United States

Interactive Map: Fracking Across the United States | green infographics | Scoop.it

The country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Along with this fracking-fueled gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions. We call them “Fraccidents.”
This map displays a sampling of some of the high profile incidents related to the country’s gas drilling boom. Each of the symbols below represents a fraccident. Click on any of the highlighted states below to learn more about some of the fraccidents in that state, details on the fracking issues facing the state, and resources for getting involved in your local fight against fracking...

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Climate Change Infographics: Sea Level Rise

Climate Change Infographics: Sea Level Rise | green infographics | Scoop.it
Infographics have been popping up everywhere lately. A combination of image and information (often as graphs and charts), they are a great way to present.

Over coming weeks I hope to feature infographics regarding climate change, nature and health, along with some background information about their design and use.

The first one, showing the predicted effects of sea level rise on the world’s major cities, comes from Keeping our head above water | GDS Publishing.

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US Carbon Footprint Dominates…Because of Spam

US Carbon Footprint Dominates…Because of Spam | green infographics | Scoop.it
In the world of environmental pollution there are three big players; the US, India, and China. Currently leading the race...the U.S. And it may be for a reason that you have never thought of.

It’s been a known fact that the U.S. has dominated the tech industry for some time, and while they have brought many inspirational innovations to protect our environment and advance our efficiency, the technology sector could be responsible for our large carbon footprint caused by spam emails...

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