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All of Earth's land mammals by total weight in one graph

All of Earth's land mammals by total weight in one graph | green infographics | Scoop.it

Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist who nows draws clever geeky webcomics at XKCD, used data from Vaclav Smil's The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change ("plus a few other sources") to create a visualization of all of Earth's land mammals, which include us, by weight. It does certainly put things in perspective, especially when you compare wild land mammals to us and our livestock and pets.

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How Organic is it? (infographic)

How Organic is it? (infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it

Organic, 100% organic, some of this is organic... it's easy to see why we need a deciphering tool. In an effort to make the best food choices for families and the environment, we often choose organic.

What does the organic label really mean? It tells you that organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. It is a promise to you that plant foods are produced without using most conventional pesticides. That your fruit and veggies didn’t come to that lovely size and color with use of fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering or ionizing radiation...

This infographic is a straightforward explanation of what organic means to livestock and fruit and vegetables.

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Mapping All Of The World’s Animals, So We Know Where To Save Them

Mapping All Of The World’s Animals, So We Know Where To Save Them | green infographics | Scoop.it

If your goal is to protect species variety (biodiversity), it helps to have a fine-grained picture. A map showing data for an area 100 by 100 kilometers tells you some useful things about the state of population. But it might miss an awful lot.

"Such a coarse scale of analyzing the data causes many problems," says Clinton Jenkins, a research scholar at North Carolina State. "For instance, a grid cell 100 kilometers across could include multiple Andean Mountain ranges within Colombia, yet we know many species occur only at one or another range, and often only at particular elevations within the mountains."

Jenkins produced these maps, which are about 100-times more fine-grained than normal. They show the diversity (number of species) for mammals, amphibians and birds, across the world. The highest concentrations (red and yellow) are mostly in the tropics. Higher latitudes and deserts are blue, indicating lower numbers of species.

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:45 PM

Where the species are is one thing we need to know.  How sensitive they are to our disturbance is the other thing.   We are messing up pretty much everywhere, but this map makes it clear we should probably be even more careful in the tropics.  

 

By the way, the oceans have a few more species, I thought.

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Celebrate Earth Day 2012 | Certification Map

Celebrate Earth Day 2012 | Certification Map | green infographics | Scoop.it
This year, Earth Day will bring together people of all ages and from all corners of the Earth to support the environment according to Earth Day Network.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, and this year marks the 42nd anniversary of what many have come to consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year, Earth Day will act as a launch pad for driving engagement and action to the environmental movement, according to Earth Day Network. The movement hopes to bring together people of all ages and from all corners of the Earth to call upon local, national and global leaders to support the environment.

Educating our communities and our children is a key component of environmental sustainability. Because of this, we here at CertificationMap.com are doing our part to raise awareness about how our actions are affecting our animal counterparts...

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