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The Health Profile Of Every County In America, Mapped

The Health Profile Of Every County In America, Mapped | green infographics | Scoop.it
This snapshot shines a light on how where we live matters when it comes to our well-being.

When we talk about the health of America, we often talk in broad strokes. We focus on big trends—say, in obesity or diabetes—not what's happening at a more local level.

That's unfortunate for two reasons. One, we might miss some of the variety of health out there—for example, that one county in a state is appreciably less healthy than another. And, two, we might overlook local factors that affect our health as much as federal or state policy, or even our own personal responsibility.

The idea of the County Health Rankings is to shine a light on the local, and show how where we live matters.

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Tracking the World's Nuclear Arsenals: Infographic

Tracking the World's Nuclear Arsenals: Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Since 1945, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been tracking nuclear arsenals around the world. Although the group has always made its running tallies available in print, web readers now have an interactive way of visualizing the planet's nuclear stockpiles.

According to the Nuclear Notebook, there are currently 10,144 nuclear warheads stockpiled around the globe- enough to nearly irradiate the total land mass of the planet.

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Infographic Outlines Why Green Building is Smart Building

Infographic Outlines Why Green Building is Smart Building | green infographics | Scoop.it

While the advantages of green building are no secret, the perception of high up front costs keep a lot of construction conventional. This infographic from Green Building Canada simply breaks down both the environmental and economic benefits of sustainable building. While this is based on green building in Canada, it highlights measures like energy efficiency and LEED certification and how they raise property values, utility savings, and indoor environmental quality. Green Building Canada points out a 9 to 50% reduction in sickness and 18 to 25% reduction in asthma and allergies based on green building measures.

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Dr. Jose Lepervanche Net's curator insight, February 7, 2015 12:39 PM

Environmental benefits of building green. Used in our Energy and Environmental courses. 

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Infographic: How Aware Are You About Smart Cities?

Infographic: How Aware Are You About Smart Cities? | green infographics | Scoop.it
How much do everyday people know about smart city initiatives? In this infographic, learn what Frost & Sullivan discovered after polling 1,000 U.S. consumers to see what they know.
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Infographic: The Secret to a Sound Ocean

Infographic: The Secret to a Sound Ocean | green infographics | Scoop.it

Whales are auditory creatures, meaning hearing is essential to their communication, navigation, feeding, and breeding. When container ships, oil tankers, and other large vessels travel through waters that are populated by whales, the ships produce noise that disrupts the whales’ activities and everyday life. This infographic looks at the secret to a sound ocean.

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California Water Supply, Drought | infographic

California Water Supply, Drought | infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

California is suffering from a third year of drought, with near-record-low reservoirs, mountain snowpack, soil moisture, and river runoff. As a direct result, far less water than usual is available for cities, farms, and natural ecosystems. There are far-reaching effects that will intensify if dry conditions persist. Several response strategies are available that will provide both near-term relief and long-term benefits. This report from NRDC and the Pacific Institute examines the significant potential contributions available from four priority opportunities: improved urban and agricultural water efficiency, reuse and recycling of water, and increased capture of local rain water.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:34 AM

These response strategies challenge our innovation and efficiency. Survival is on the line.

Rose Chisholm's curator insight, May 11, 2015 12:34 PM

it is about water

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Smart Landscaping Tips To Help You Save Energy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Smart Landscaping Tips To Help You Save Energy (INFOGRAPHIC) | green infographics | Scoop.it

There are number of other energy saving solutions, both solar and non-solar, that fall under the scope of home improvement projects, but sometimes, it’s the most down-to-earth strategies that can end up putting money back in your pocket.

Well-designed landscaping is one example of a potentially energy saving tactic for homeowners. By establishing a well-designed landscape that is suited to the regional climate and local weather conditions, homeowners can end up saving money on home energy costs, reducing the amount of water use, buffering their home from noise and air pollution, and staying more comfortable inside and out of the house. According to Energy.gov, a smart landscape design can reduce a home’s air conditioning costs by as much as 50%, planting windbreaks on three sides of a house can cut fuel consumption by 40%, and well-designed landscaping can pay for itself in less than 8 years.

Here’s a great infographic from Energy.gov that illustrates some energy saving landscaping tips...

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Infographic: Are We on the Path to Peak Water?

Infographic: Are We on the Path to Peak Water? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Many scientists and experts fear that humanity is reaching the point of peak water — the point at which freshwater is being consumed faster than it is being replenished or available. In the infographic above we take a look at the amount of water use around the world. Can we cut back before we reach the point of no return?


Kylie Schultz researched, wrote and produced this infographic as a participant in the Ensia Mentor Program. Her mentor for the project was Ensia director Todd Reubold. Infographic design and layout byAmber Billings.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Green Cities Can Help Sustain the Future

INFOGRAPHIC: How Green Cities Can Help Sustain the Future | green infographics | Scoop.it

People around the world are moving to urban areas in record numbers – and for the first time ever there’s more people living in cities than in rural areas. This trend is only set to accelerate, so it’s high time to develop solutions to make our cities more sustainable. CityTownInfo just launched a new infographic that shows how greener cities can pave the way to a sustainable future – check it out after the break.

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Norm Miller's curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:24 PM

Mixed use and density does lower resources per capita.  But this is the first estimate I've seen.

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Mercury Rising: Protecting the Health of Humans, Waterways and Fish [infographic]

Mercury Rising: Protecting the Health of Humans, Waterways and Fish [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

The news is abuzz with reports of mercury-contaminated fish traversing our waters, and www.fix.com has created an infographic entitled “Mercury Rising: Enjoy Fish Without the Risk” explaining the dangers of mercury, who it affects, and how to avoid consuming this neurotoxin. Mercury is found naturally in our environment, however, in high concentrations, it can be dangerous. Unfortunately, due to contaminated emissions from businesses such as power plants, cement plants, and chemical manufacturers, over 18 million acres of lakes, wetlands, and estuaries are now contaminated by mercury. Additionally, over 1.2 million river miles have also been contaminated, and those numbers are rising every year.

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Infographic - 10 Interesting Facts about Solar Energy

Infographic - 10 Interesting Facts about Solar Energy | green infographics | Scoop.it

We find the below infographic to be very interesting, as it highlights facts about solar energy which we did not know.  From Google to Space Missions and from flooring to a roadway, check out the interesting facts and amaze your friends with your knowledge.

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Infographic: How Metro Compares To Other U.S. Transit Systems

Infographic: How Metro Compares To Other U.S. Transit Systems | green infographics | Scoop.it

From the University of North Carolina's School of Government comes this infographic that compares Metro against four other transit systems in major U.S. cities. There's even a comparison of complaints, with D.C.'s three being unreliable service, weekend track work and wait times, and faulty escalators. 

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Gas, Hybrid and Electric Cars [Infographic]

Gas, Hybrid and Electric Cars [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Already, electric and hybrid cars are surpassing gas engine cars in not only miles per gallon and sustainability, but also affordability.

For example, the 2013 electric Nissan Leaf runs costs from $28,800 to $34,840. This affordable midsize car gets 75 miles on a full charge and has a refuel time of just seven hours at 240 volts.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem | green infographics | Scoop.it

Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue however; the problem is also a waste of land, water, energy and money. To put food wastage in perspective, Arbtech created an infographic that points out some of the world’s worst offenders and explains how food loss occurs throughout the supply chain. Click through to learn more about food waste and, most importantly, what you can do to help.

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Suzette Jackson's curator insight, May 24, 2015 2:02 AM

Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue however; the problem is also a waste of land, water, energy and money.

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Eight million tons: Researchers calculate the magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean

Eight million tons: Researchers calculate the magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean | green infographics | Scoop.it
A plastic grocery bag cartwheels down the beach until a gust of wind spins it into the ocean.

Via SustainOurEarth, massimo facchinetti
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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, February 18, 2015 12:59 AM

The Anthropocene comes plastic wrapped.

Suzette Jackson's curator insight, May 29, 2015 6:06 AM

So much plastic, it's mind boggling and it's in almost everything that is marketed. Do you struggle to buy your product or food without packaging? Nude products are what we need...

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Infographic: The Cost Of Living Around The World

Infographic: The Cost Of Living Around The World | green infographics | Scoop.it

Using data collected from Numbeo—the “world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide”—web resource Movehub has created an infographic that points out the cost of living in different countries around the world. 

According to Movehub, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was used to determine the living costs in the countries, which takes into account the prices for groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities. 

Switzerland, Norway, Venezuela and Iceland have been identified as countries with the highest living cost, while India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tunisia have the lowest cost of living. 

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Suzette Jackson's curator insight, May 29, 2015 6:08 AM

wondering where your money goes?  the cost of living around the world!

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Infographic: Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet?

Infographic: Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Around the world two billion people eat insects on a regular basis. The current hotbeds — or should we say, hot pots — of consumption include Latin America, central Africa and Southeast Asia. As we look for new ways to feed a burgeoning global population, will entomophagy spread to other corners of the globe?

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Colourful City Clock Diagram Depicts The Pulse Of The City

Colourful City Clock Diagram Depicts The Pulse Of The City | green infographics | Scoop.it

The folks over at Spacing Vancouver have compiled this multi-layered diagram which depicts the operating hours of every business within 200m from the Broadway-City Hall station on Cambie Street. The purpose of this time diagram is to show how "this continuous flow orchestrates the city's metabolism." Check out the complete story from Spacing Vancouver over here.

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Space Based Solar Power: Infographic

Space Based Solar Power: Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

What is space-based solar power? How does space-based solar power work? What are the benefits of using space-based solar power?

Find out this and more in this infographic from Energy.gov.

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What is a Climate and Energy Indicator? | Infographic

What is a Climate and Energy Indicator? | Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic is from the 2014 Environmental Performance Index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. Within these two policy objectives the EPI scores country performance in nine issue areas comprised of 20 indicators. Indicators in the EPI measure how close countries are to meeting internationally established targets or, in the absence of agreed-upon targets, how they compare to the range of observed countries.

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Cities Leading the Way in Solar Energy [infographic]

Cities Leading the Way in Solar Energy [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Since 2002, the U.S. has increased its installed solar photovolatic capacity by a factor of 200. Which cities are leading the way?

The U.S. now has more than 200 times the amount of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity than it did in 2002, according to a new report from Environment America, and the top 20 cities for this capacity contain more solar power today than the amount installed for the total country six years ago. "Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America's Solar Energy Revolution" looks at which metropolises were in the lead of PV capacity in 2013, and what cities top the country when it comes to capacity per capita. The top cities may not necessarily be the locales you expect, but this data may highlight potential markets that are hot for building PV installations.

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Solar Power Is A Huge Water Saver (World Water Day Infographic)

Solar Power Is A Huge Water Saver (World Water Day Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it

Every year since 1993, the community of nations has focused on the importance of fresh water and advocated for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Severe droughts experienced recently in places like the American West, the Horn of Africa, Russia, China, and Australia have highlighted the fact that humans are rapidly using up the world's water supplies—and when they’re gone, they’re gone. We are spending one of our most vital resources in greater volumes every day.

One Block Off The Grid recently developed an infographic to illustrate how energy production depends on water. It shows water use by four of the most common energy sources: coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and solar. Solar comes out on top big time.

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, May 2, 2014 10:17 AM

Interesting infographic from Lauren Moss.  This graphic makes a strong case for solar power. It's about time Hawaii integrated more solar power into the grid.  With the adoption of "smart meters" and better grid management, we can lessen our dependence on imported oil for power generation.  Aloha, Russ.

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How Can You Reduce Your Water Footprint?

How Can You Reduce Your Water Footprint? | green infographics | Scoop.it

How much water do you use every day?  The answer might surprise you

A paper released online last week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that Americans significantly underestimate their water use.

Curious how my friends and family would fare, I reached out via social media and posed the simple question, “how much water do you use each day?”  The results in my quick survey ranged to from 2 gallons to 300 gallons, but the most common estimate was 10 to 15 gallons per day.  In reality, Americans use closer to 90 gallons of water a day.  To put things in perspective, a 10-minute shower with an EPA WaterSense labeled high efficiency showerhead consumes 22 gallons, while a 20 minute shower with an older, high flow showerhead could be as much as 100 gallons.  Last month, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency and called on all Californians to conserve water in every way possible. 

Knowing how much water you use, and how and where you use it, are important first steps in determining the most effective ways you can save water in your home and business.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 12, 2014 7:43 PM

Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to waste.

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3 tips for companies to reduce carbon in their supply chains [infographic]

3 tips for companies to reduce carbon in their supply chains  [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Cutting carbon is not just about reducing emissions. The bulk of the problem lies along the supply chain, which should be meaningfully engaged.

The corporate sector is facing some stark and irrefutable truths regarding climate change.

First, at over 400 parts per million, atmospheric carbon is skyrocketing. If large companies are going to achieve their carbon reduction targets, it's imperative that they engage their supply base.

Visit the link for three top tips on how to kick-off doing so.

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TED Talks: Meeting of the Minds [Infographic]

TED Talks: Meeting of the Minds [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

When it comes to world changing projects, it’s hard to get any better than TED. With a mission to share “Ideas worth spreading” the talks have become a household name and a go-to for inspiration, peaks at cutting edge innovation and thinking… all explained in a maximum of 18 minutes per talk. Notable speakers have been Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners...

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