Archive for June, 2010

Worst Oil Spills (Tiffany Farrant)

What It Shows

This infographic compares the worst oil spills in history, taking into account not only size, but economic and environmental damage. Figures for the current spill in the Gulf of Mexico are estimates, and this infographic uses these estimates to put the current spill into historical perspective.
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How Wild is North America? (The Big Wild)

What It Shows

This infographic offers somewhat of an environmental breakdown of Canadian, American, and Mexican wilderness with specific focus on the degree of actual wild in these countries. This includes percentage of water use, human to animal relative populations, and straight up untouched by humanity territory calculations.
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The Energy Used in Google Search (Wellhome)

What It Shows

This infographic maps out the various energy opportunity costs of having Google run as it does, on per search and monthly search levels. Environmental effects are presented in kWh and CO2 emissions.
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Surface Area Required to Power the World (Land Art Generator Initiative)

What It Shows

This pair of infographics shows the amount of surface area required to power the world with solar and wind power at a projected estimate of consumption in the year 2030.
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How Come Cheap Airlines Are So Cheap? (5W Graphics)

What It Shows

This infographic breaks down the variety of areas where low-cost airlines have managed to cut corner to save money and pass those savings onto the consumer looking for cheap flights.
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