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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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Infographic: 7 Billion People – What It Means For The World

Infographic: 7 Billion People – What It Means For The World | green infographics | Scoop.it
On October 31st 2011, the world reached a population milestone of 7 billion

people. How will population growth trends change over the next few years?

With an ever-increasing population, further strains will be placed on our global resources, including food, water and energy. But with newer technology emerging every day, can the world cope with its rising population?

This infographic explores population growth, as well as provide facts and statistics for the future of our society.

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Infographic: The metals that make our technology are running out

Infographic: The metals that make our technology are running out | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic by Camden Asay shows that we're fast running out of the stuff that powers our vehicles and our weaponry. But we've got even less time left with our gadgets. Yttrium and indium, two of the rare-earth elements that enable us to have TVs, computer monitors, and touch screens -- oh, and solar panels -- are on a fast track to complete depletion. At our current rate of use, we have less than 15 years' worth left. Of course, we'll probably become a little more efficient at deploying these resources ... but at our modern levels of demand for technology, efficiency really only postpones the inevitable...

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German Energy Landscape: Where and How Is Its Energy Created?

German Energy Landscape: Where and How Is Its Energy Created? | green infographics | Scoop.it

The interactive graphs show Germany's different energy sources (such as oil, gas, and renewables), energy resource dependence (e.g. whether these resources originate from within the country, or from somewhere else), and predicted energy mix (how the sources will change in the next 40 years according to 3 different and independent organizations).


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Interactive Infographic: Could big cities lead the fight against climate change?

Interactive Infographic: Could big cities lead the fight against climate change? | green infographics | Scoop.it

They are the world's cultural capitals, the nerve centers of innovation and the engine rooms of economic growth, but could cities also hold the key to cutting carbon emissions long-term?

A 2010 study from the World Bank found that the 50 largest cities and urban areas on the planet are now home to roughly 500 million people and spew out some 2.6 billion tons of greenhouse gasses every year...

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Visualization: Emissions data for seven coal-fired power plants

Visualization: Emissions data for seven coal-fired power plants | green infographics | Scoop.it

Two decades ago, Democrats and Republicans together sought to protect Americans from nearly 200 dangerous chemicals in the air they breathe. Today, hundreds of communities are still exposed to the pollutants, which can cause cancer, birth defects and other serious health issues.
The Center and other Investigative News Network members produced reports for this nationwide collaborative investigation, led by the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News and National Public Radio.

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Infographic: How Does LA Move?

Infographic: How Does LA Move? | green infographics | Scoop.it
Curious how LA's commuting behavior measures up? Take a look to learn more about L.A.’s unique transportation landscape.

The Los Angeles Departments of City Planning and Transportation (LA DCP) and GOOD Corps, an affiliate of GOOD, have teamed up for LA2B, a new initiative putting street use and alternative transit back in the creative imagination of Angelenos. It’s an opportunity for the LA community to weigh in on the mobility issues that affect our daily lives and offer sound solutions for the future.

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Keystone XL would be right on top of latest Oklahoma earthquakes

Keystone XL would be right on top of latest Oklahoma earthquakes | green infographics | Scoop.it

Red: proposed route for Keystone XL

 

Orange star: epicenter of Saturday's magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Oklahoma, which buckled a highway and cracked a building.

 

The state is currently recovering from the quake and bracing for storms. A decade hence, if Keystone XL were running straight through the state, would they also be dealing with a major oil spill?

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Aqua2use Sends Grey Water to the Plants

Aqua2use Sends Grey Water to the Plants | green infographics | Scoop.it
California-based Water Wise Group makes the Aqua2use Greywater System, which was selected recently as a Top-10 Green Product for 2012 by Environmental Building News and GreenSpec.  The product is meant to be a cost-effective way to save water and...

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Focus Infographic: Is Clean Tech Dead?

Focus Infographic: Is Clean Tech Dead? | green infographics | Scoop.it

With the current bankruptcy of Solyndra many are beginning to question the sustainability of clean tech industries. Is clean tech on the verge of death? Not really. Investments in clean tech have been slightly rising with new deals on the frontier. Focus created this infographic to take a look at the current state and future of clean tech.

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How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year

How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year | green infographics | Scoop.it
Kars4Kids just created an Infographic entitled “How many cars were recycled last year” (below).

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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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What is strong sustainability?

What is strong sustainability? | green infographics | Scoop.it

The concept of strong sustainability is based on the scientific fact that all human life and activity occurs within the limitations of planet Earth, or the 'biosphere' where humankind lives, including all societal functions, such as the economy.

 

It is a self-evident truth that without a functioning biosphere there can be no society or 'sociosphere', and without a sociosphere there can be no societal functions, including an economy or 'econosphere'.


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New interactive map of smart grid projects in Europe

New interactive map of smart grid projects in Europe | green infographics | Scoop.it

Looking for a smart grid project in Europe? – then checkout the new interactive map providing the most up to date information on over 200 projects under way in member states and at European level.


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Oil, the modern world's lifeblood [infographic]

Oil, the modern world's lifeblood [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

An infographic describing our current oil situation and what peak oil is...

Today’s infographic suggests when a country discovers oil it will increase production exponentially until it peaks and begins its decline. Why does this matter? Because it is possible Saudi Arabia, the ones controlling oil prices, will potentially be peaking between 2012 and 2017. With reports showing they may be lying about the number of barrels they have, by as many as 300 billion barrels.

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How The Internet Is Killing The Planet…

How The Internet Is Killing The Planet… | green infographics | Scoop.it

The Internet can be a hazardous place to mingle around, and it’s apparent people are taking all the precautions they can to protect themselves and their children. However, personal safety isn’t the only concern when it comes to the Internet. There are far more areas where the Internet is causing some serious physical harm, maybe not directly, but to the environment and indirectly to us. When everything is about how “green” something is, it is not hard to understand that someone analyzed the Internet in that way.

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Global Greenhouse Pollution Surge Continues

Global Greenhouse Pollution Surge Continues | green infographics | Scoop.it
The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports that greenhouse pollution continues to build in the global atmosphere at a terrifying rate.

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Green-o-meter: Is the government keeping its green promises?

Green-o-meter: Is the government keeping its green promises? | green infographics | Scoop.it
David Cameron's pledge to be the 'greenest government ever' goes on trial with the green-o-meter...

The current rating on the green-o-meter is a light-hearted attempt to track the serious matter of how the coalition is faring. It assesses the government's delivery on all aspects of the environment, from climate change, wildlife and conservation to energy efficiency, transport and renewable power, as covered by the stories below.

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The Hidden Water We Use - National Geographic

The Hidden Water We Use - National Geographic | green infographics | Scoop.it
Figure out your water footprint one product at a time.
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Water, water everywhere?

Water, water everywhere? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ben Franklin warned us. You won’t miss the water ‘til the well runs dry. That’s a cautionary metaphor, but it’s also literally true. In the developed world we take our water for granted. We pour drinking water on our lawns, the largest irrigated crop in America. We spray drinking water to clean sidewalks and wash cars. And that’s just the water we can see.

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