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“Dencity” Visualizes Seven Billion People

“Dencity” Visualizes Seven Billion People | green infographics | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, we wrote about the symbolism of October 31 in marking the day the world population reached 7 billion people. A design firm based in Boston, Mass., Fathom Information Design, created “Dencity,” a map of global population density as the world reaches this important milestone. The map uses different size and color circles to represent the distribution of population and density around the world. Larger and darker circles show areas with fewer people. Smaller and brighter circles represent more crowded areas.

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Global Warming Floods Cost USA $10B

Global Warming Floods Cost USA $10B | green infographics | Scoop.it

"Global warming pollution has driven up temperatures, atmospheric water vapor, and storm intensity, creating a perfect storm of catastrophic floods across the United States.”



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Water Facts & Children: Infographic

Water Facts & Children: Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. In the developing world, 24,000 children under the age of five die every day from preventable causes like diarrhea contracted from unclean water.

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Our Global Footprint

Our Global Footprint | green infographics | Scoop.it

All of us depend on nature to live. In some ways, Earth’s bounty is like a bank account, which is recharged, for instance by sun-powered plant growth. Against this account, we—as individuals, as nations, and as a global community—are constantly making withdrawals.

But as human numbers and activities increase, we spend more and more against nature’s account. Are we withdrawing at a rate that exceeds nature’s ability to recharge this account? Are we able to maintain a positive balance?

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Space Waste [infographic]

Space Waste [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Usually, the term “space exploration” has been associated with groundbreaking new discoveries. But what happens to all the junk left in space from these glorious missions? It orbits around the globe at extreme speeds.
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Infographic: Smoking Around the World

Infographic: Smoking Around the World | green infographics | Scoop.it
Cuba has the highest smoking rate in the world; Nigeria has the lowest.

A look at different nations' smoking rates & comparison of the measures countries take to curb tobacco consumption & secondhand exposure.

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Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Sometimes it can be difficult to visualize just how much we consume. While purchasing 'green this' and 'eco-friendly that' is all well and good, one of the root causes of our environmental problems is hyper consumption. We simply buy too much of what we don't really need. So, we leave here some statistics on three major topics of consumerism: food, cars and trash...

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Shale Play: About The Data

Shale Play: About The Data | green infographics | Scoop.it
Featuring data, explanation and analysis about energy and the environment, natural gas drilling, fracking and the Marcellus Shale in PA. A local-national collaboration with NPR.

To cre­ate this news appli­ca­tion, NPR StateIm­pact acquired lists from the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion — the agency charged with per­mit­ting and reg­u­lat­ing oil-and-gas drilling in the Key­stone State. Visit the interactive 'Shale Play: Natural Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania' via this link...

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Water Will Be the Critical Limiting Factor of 21st Century Production

Water Will Be the Critical Limiting Factor of 21st Century Production | green infographics | Scoop.it
Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Committee recently released a report in which it argues that the “perfect storm” of declining water supply and...

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Top 10 Countries for Solar Power (Infographic)

Top 10 Countries for Solar Power (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it

Here's our fun infographic of the week, on the top 10 countries for solar power, based on installed solar power capacity:Most striking stats, to me:1) 43% of the world's solar is installed in Germany!

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A visual representation of renewable energy growth in the U.S.

A visual representation of renewable energy growth in the U.S. | green infographics | Scoop.it
Renewable energy in the U.S. has exploded since 1970. Take a look at these maps to see how far we've come.
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Which nations are really responsible for climate change - interactive

Which nations are really responsible for climate change - interactive | green infographics | Scoop.it
There are many ways to view the world's carbon emissions: by national totals or emissions per person; by current carbon output or historical emissions; by production of greenhouse gases or consumption of goods and services; by absolute emissions or economic carbon intensity.

Our interactive map allows you to browse all of these different measurements, each of which provides a different insight. Together they highlight the complexity of divvying up responsibility for climate change and highlight some of the tensions at the heart of the global climate negotiations.

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Antarctica's Underground

Antarctica's Underground | green infographics | Scoop.it

Using ice penetrating radar, scientists have mapped out the ground and mountains that lie beneath Antarctica’s ice sheets. The project is interesting because it draws on decades of work from many different teams and datasets, and will help create more accurate models of melt rates.

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Why Incandescent Light Bulbs Are So 2011 [Infographic]

Why Incandescent Light Bulbs Are So 2011 [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Understanding the energy impact differences of different types of light bulbs is important, and plays a much larger role in energy efficiency than most realize.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the energy usage of different light bulb types. And then pledge to replace those energy-sucking incandescent bulbs with CFLs or LEDs in 2012.

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Ethanol Production Stats in the US (Infographic)

Ethanol Production Stats in the US (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it
Ethanol is an important biofuel and US is its major producer. Here is an infographic depicting ethanol production and consumption stats in the US.

Ethanol is a biofuel that is slowly replacing petroleum for the good. The United States is the world’s largest manufacturer of ethanol, producing 863,000 barrels of ethanol per day. Corn crop which is used in the production of ethanol is cultivated in millions of acres of land. The following infographic presents the overall picture of ethanol production and consumption in the U.S.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Energy Consumption in the US

INFOGRAPHIC: Energy Consumption in the US | green infographics | Scoop.it

Conserving electricity during the holidays is probably one of the furtherst things from your mind.

However, with so many homes runnning holiday lights, electric bills can be quite surprising after the holiday season. Don't forget those that might be using electricity to stay warn during the cold wintery months.

Do you ever wonder how much electricity is being consumed and by whom?

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Avoid Heat Loss & Save Money (Infographic)

Avoid Heat Loss & Save Money (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it
A friend of ours and occasional contributor here on Planetsave shared this infographic below with us this week. It's on home heat loss,.. as you can see. Check it out and save some money by plugging those leaks and containing that heat!
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INFOGRAPHIC: World Wetlands Destruction

INFOGRAPHIC: World Wetlands Destruction | green infographics | Scoop.it

I wrote about wetlands in Today Is World Wetlands Day 2011. In that post you can find out more about wetlands, why they’re important and what their role could have been in preventing some of the destruction and sorrow during Hurricane Katrina. Below is the World Wetlands Destruction infographic detailing the current state of our wetlands...

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Infographic of the Week: Cotton vs Carrots

Infographic of the Week: Cotton vs Carrots | green infographics | Scoop.it

This week's graphic compares the money given in subsidies to eight cotton farms in California to that spent on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program supplying snacks to elementary schools in the state. By shifting those cotton subsidies from cotton to fruit, 320 additional low-income schools could be served.

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The EV-Charging Community

The EV-Charging Community | green infographics | Scoop.it

Our vision is a world where transportation is clean and green with zero carbon emissions. Our vision is efficient, environmentally-friendly transport that gets you where you want to be, when you want to be there.


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Top Five Most Sustainable Cities in the World – ecomagination

Top Five Most Sustainable Cities in the World – ecomagination | green infographics | Scoop.it

From using renewable energy to cutting back on emissions, five cities across the globe are leading the way when it comes to implementing sustainable initiatives.

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Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation | green infographics | Scoop.it
Antos, a WMATA transportation analyst, has for the last several months been managing a study [PDF] that makes the business case for transit in the D.C. area. The agency tried to isolate the actual impact of rail lines on economic development, property values and tax revenues in the immediate vicinity around each station (they conservatively estimate that Metrorail boosts the value of property within a half mile of stations by about seven to nine percent).

But they also modeled what the region would look like if its transit never existed. And this is where things get really interesting.

WMATA took the same transportation demand model that it uses to project ridership on a new line and instead ran a couple of scenarios with the region’s transit literally turned off. All of it: the regional rail, the buses and the metro system.

"It was literally just imagining Washington, and all of a sudden, you wake up tomorrow, and the transit system isn’t there," Antos says. "What would you do?"

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What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking

What Goes In & Out of Hydraulic Fracking | green infographics | Scoop.it

Check out this great interactive visualization and help support the FRAC Act (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act) which would require the energy industry to disclose all chemicals used in fracturing fluid as well as repeal fracking's exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Green Christmas - Santa's Carbon Footprint [Infographic]

Green Christmas - Santa's Carbon Footprint [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

We all know that with the end of December quickly approaching that Santa is busy getting everything set for his worldwide tour. The boots he has to fill sure can leave a large footprint behind, so we took a look at Santa's environmental impact, and tried to see if we could help him run a slightly more eco-friendly operation.

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Green Job Types and How Much They Pay

Green Job Types and How Much They Pay | green infographics | Scoop.it

We keep hearing about the green job revolution, but what green jobs are really out there, what do they pay, and what does it take to get one? This interactive created with 1Bog lists nearly 200 green jobs, including many that don’t require a college degree.

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