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Heat Mapping the World's Hottest Temperatures

Heat Mapping the World's Hottest Temperatures | green infographics | Scoop.it
The Andrew Sykes Group, a large air conditioning firm based in the UK, has developed this interactive displaying record highs, and current temperatures from select cities across the globe. 

While Climate Central's interactive tool (displaying the average temperature cities across the U.S. are expected to reach by 2100) did little to make those of us suffering a sweltering summer feel optimistic about the future, the interactive graphic at the link provides some perspective that current temperatures could be worse.

The Andrew Sykes Group has developed this interactive displaying record highs, and current temperatures from select cities across the globe. Smaller nodes represent cities, while larger nodes stand for the hottest temperatures ever seen on each continent.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, August 9, 8:08 PM

The Andrew Sykes Group has developed this interactive displaying record highs, and current temperatures from select cities across the globe. Smaller nodes represent cities, while larger nodes stand for the hottest temperatures ever seen on each continent.

Russell Roberts's curator insight, September 14, 4:10 AM

Fascinating interactive tool that displays the rising temperature trends around the world.  Science fact or just natural cycles, the planet is getting warmer.  This graphic is a sobering reminder of how lucky were are right now.  The future is going to be hot, drier, and more uncomfortable than it is now.  Aloha, Russ.

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All the Rivers in the U.S. on a Single Interactive Map

All the Rivers in the U.S. on a Single Interactive Map | green infographics | Scoop.it

A recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that 55 percent of U.S. rivers and streams are in poor condition. Many of us might not realize just how many rivers and streams there are in the United States.

This map gives you an idea of how many there are; visit the link to see many beautiful different visualizations of rivers in the U.S., as well as an interactive map that you can play with and zoom in and out of to see the rivers in your area.

All river data comes from the NHDPlus dataset, a geo-spatial, hydrologic framework dataset envisioned by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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How Green is Your State? Find Out With This Interactive Map

How Green is Your State? Find Out With This Interactive Map | green infographics | Scoop.it
MPHOnline created an interactive map to determine the best and the worst (How Green is Your State?

There are many ways to assess the greenness of your home state. MPHOnline‘s approach was to consider a state’s energy makeup, gasoline consumption per capita, greenhouse gas emissions, air and water quality, recycling efforts and availability of public transportation.

Using this data from state energy, waste, transportation and environmental management agencies, MPHOnline created an interactive map to determine how each state ranks.


Visit the link and click on your state to see how it fares.

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Bhopkins's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:37 AM

Maryland:  Not Very Green, except, perhaps, on recycling.

Electric Car's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:56 PM

Spend your hard earned dollars on research into free, clean energy hich maximizes output of solar, wind, other unused free sources of energy,  instead of "investing" in poisonous drilling and mining, shipping oil hungry equipment polluting the planet, and paying ever increasing prices for ancient fossilized sunshine just for electricity production.  

Maxwell Tech's curator insight, January 10, 1:18 PM

How green is your state? Check out this nifty interactive map from EcoLiving and learn about your state's green rating. Let's try to get more green on the map, U.S.!

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NOAA's new interactive map shows all the vegetation on the planet

NOAA's new interactive map shows all the vegetation on the planet | green infographics | Scoop.it

Thanks to the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has put together an incredible interactive map of the world's greenery, we can now see to an amazing degree of detail which parts of the planet is covered in green and which are bare.

The map is thanks to the ability of the satellite to collect 2 TB of data every week -- and that's only the portion of data collected for the vegetation index...

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alistairm 's curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:54 AM

I'm hoping we'll see seasonal changes too! Great potential for looking at conservation issues, biodiversity, urban encroachment etc

Steve Mattison's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:36 AM

It is a lot greener than you would think considering all the slash and burn hype the media puts out.

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The Seas of Plastic | Visual.ly

The Seas of Plastic | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

'We created an interactive data visualisation about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans based on a study that our scientist and oceanographer Laurent Lebreton published in 2012. It is based on the results of a numerical model of floating marine debris and serves to identify the 5 plastic gyres as well as other accumulation zones. Furthermore it provides an insight to relative contributors by regions and allows for comparison by region and accumulation zone.'

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Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed [interactive infographic]

Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed [interactive infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

The World Resources Institute (WRI) released a report, Global Coal Risk Assessment, that analyzes information about proposed new coal-fired plants and other market trends in order to assess potential future risks to the global climate.

The report finds that there are 1,199 new coal power plants in the works, totaling more than 1.4 million megawatts of capacity worldwide. That’s four times the capacity of all the coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Seventy-six percent of the coal plants are proposed for India and China, with the U.S. seventh in the world for coal power plants in development.
According to the WRI, if all of these projects are built, it would add new coal power capacity that is almost four times the current capacity of all coal-fired plants in the U.S.


View the locations of proposed coal-fired power plants by country in this interactive map at the article link.

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Living portrait of a storm – a live data visualization of Sandy

Living portrait of a storm – a live data visualization of Sandy | green infographics | Scoop.it

Sitting in London, our thoughts are with all those suffering the devastating effects of Storm Sandy in the US and elsewhere.

For those anxious to track its chaos, this fascinating live data visualisation created by Fernanda Vegas and Martin Wattenberg on HINT.FM represents the destructive force of nature in all its complexity. The Wind Map was created as a “living portrait of the wind currents over the U.S,” which artfully reflects the weather patterns and their emotional impact on our lives.


To find out more about the impact of Storm Sandy visit The New York Times microsite which assesses the damage with data visualisations alongside images of the impact taken at the worst-hit areas...

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Global Energy Subsidies Map -- National Geographic

Global Energy Subsidies Map -- National Geographic | green infographics | Scoop.it
Fossil-fuel subsidies are a growing fiscal burden that encourage wasteful consumption. See which countries have the largest subsidies around the world.

Nations are weighing phaseout of fossil fuel subsidies, a growing fiscal burden that ratchets up carbon dioxide emissions by encouraging wasteful oil, natural gas, and coal consumption. The largest subsidies are in developing countries, which spend more than $400 billion annually shielding their populations from high fuel prices. But oil industry tax breaks and other government measures in developed nations also subsidize fossil fuels, to the tune of $45 billion to $75 billion per year.

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Ollie Metcalfe's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:59 PM

Shows for fossil fuels, as well as having detrimental effects on the atmosphere also have a devastating effect on country's economy's by requiring the use of subsidies

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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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How Much CO2 Is Created By… | GE Data Visualization

Charging you cellphone or preparing a cup of tea: play around with this visualization to find out how much carbon is released by various activities!


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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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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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Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You?

Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Millions of Americans live near a site that could put them in harm's way if hazardous chemicals leak or catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency monitors roughly 12,000 facilities that store one or more of 140 toxic or flammable chemicals that are potentially hazardous to nearby communities.

The interactive map, based on data from the EPA's Risk Management Program, shows at least 9,000 facilities where a "catastrophic chemical release" or what the EPA calls a "worst-case scenario" could harm nearby residents. At the link, hover over any site to see its exact location, the chemicals it stores, and how many accidents it documented in its most recent 5-year reporting period. 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 20, 9:52 AM

Good to be informed.

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Google Highlights Global Deforestation with Interactive Map

Google Highlights Global Deforestation with Interactive Map | green infographics | Scoop.it

Google earth has partnered with a research team at the University of Maryland in the realization of an interactive, digital map that highlights global deforestation.

The data used has been compiled from the results of a decade long analysis of 654,178 landsat images. each color indication on the interface corresponds to collected informational evidence: red -- forest loss from 2000-2012; blue -- forest gain from 2000-2012; magenta -- both loss and gain; green -- forest extent.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 15, 8:28 AM

Will we be in time to turn around the amount of deforestation on the earth to stop the destruction?

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Visualizing 100 Years Of Climate Data

Visualizing 100 Years Of Climate Data | green infographics | Scoop.it

What does 100 years worth of climate data look like when rendered in an interactive, color-coded map? A continental tug-of-war between red (for heat) and blue (for cold), as seasons come and go and cold air replaces the warm.

The infographic is the work of data visualization studio Halftone, whose principals originally pursued the idea of making a map to visualize data about coffee production against key environmental factors, like temperature and precipitation.


"Our goal with this project was not to facilitate precise analysis, but to expose how every single month produces a unique and beautiful artwork through our Voronoi tessellated approximation of a heat map," write the creators. "The underlying map of satellite imagery and major geographic features adds a second layer for exploration."

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7 Shocking Google Earth GIFs of Human Impact on Earth

7 Shocking Google Earth GIFs of Human Impact on Earth | green infographics | Scoop.it

There’s no doubt about it, humans have reshaped the earth more in the last two hundred years than at any other time in our history… and the last 25 years are no different. 


Google has released a new “interactive map experience” allowing users to view archived satellite data over the last quarter century, giving us perhaps the most clear and valuable view of our recent impact on earth.

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An Integrated Perspective: the 2013 Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report

An Integrated Perspective: the 2013 Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report | green infographics | Scoop.it
The new Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report ranks energy systems of 105 countries from an integrated economic, environmental and energy security perspective.

The findings reveal that high-income countries have proven best at managing the transition to a new energy architecture. Norway ranks in first place in the index, where a strong energy policy coupled with multiple energy resources has delivered cheap, plentiful and relatively clean power and generated large national revenues.
However, the index also finds that high-income and rapidly growing countries alike often underperform across a wide range of environmental sustainability metrics. With demand for energy rapidly increasing at the same time as some nations are reconsidering costly renewable obligations and CO2 targets, the report calls for affirmative action to address this.
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For a visual representation of the statistics, visit the link at the article for the report's interactive map, ranking countries on a numerical scale on the following categories:

  • overall performance
  • economic growth and development
  • environmental sustainability
  • energy access and security
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:39 PM

The scale and complexity of the global energy industry demands a country-by-country approach to managing change,” said Arthur Hanna, Managing Director, Energy Industry, Accenture, and a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture. “The Energy Architecture Performance Index helps nations take stock of their energy architecture challenges and identify specific focus areas coupled with best-in-class examples to use when managing their transition.

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Storm-Surge Flood Zones | Visual.ly

Storm-Surge Flood Zones | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

This interactive map shows the potential storm-surge flooding by hurricane size, by classification/catagory. Actual flooding may vary due to storm variables or data errors. Flooding from rain not included.

Note: Heed official advisories, not this map, for life and property decisions...

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Energy Infrastructure Threat from Sea Level Rise: an interactive infographic

Energy Infrastructure Threat from Sea Level Rise: an interactive infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Sea level rise from global warming is well on the way to doubling the risk of coastal floods 4 feet or more over high tide by 2030 at locations nationwide.


In the lower 48 states, nearly 300 energy facilities stand on land below that level, including natural gas infrastructure, electric power plants and oil and gas refineries. Many more facilities are at risk at higher levels, where flooding will become progressively more likely with time as the sea continues to rise. These results come from a Climate Central combined analysis of datasets from NOAA, USGS and FEMA, published in a Surging Seas Brief and included in testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 19, 2012.


For a fuller picture of risk from sea level rise and storm surge, including statistics for 3,000 towns, cities, counties and states, plus threat timelines, see the Surging Seas interactive map.

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Arctic sea ice before and after record low – interactive map

Arctic sea ice before and after record low – interactive map | green infographics | Scoop.it

Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest ever recorded extent, in 'dramatic changes', which signal that man-made global warming is having a major impact on the polar region.

Drag the slider across the map to see how the ice has shrunk between 1979 and 2012 in the interactive map at the article link.

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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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Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water

Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water | green infographics | Scoop.it
Find out all the hidden ways your daily habits add to your water footprint on a typical day.

 

In America, the average person uses nearly 2,000 gallons of water per day. Every time you flush the toilet, wash your hands, drive your car, or take a bite of your lunch, you're using water. The biggest surprise may be that 95 percent of your water footprint isn't from a long shower or running your washing machine—it's from the food, energy and products you use every day. Check out our interactive infographic that shows all the ways your daily dose of water adds up on a typical day...

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The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have? | green infographics | Scoop.it
Explore the occupations and industries of the nation's wealthiest households. (What jobs do the Top 1% hold? Insightful infographic from @NYTimes.
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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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