Archive for category Environment & Nature

Cheetah (Jacob O’Neal)

What It Shows

This infographic is an animated fact sheet all about the cheetah, with a specific focus on its speed (obviously).
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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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The Facts About Bottled Water (Online Education)

What It Shows

A breakdown of the ills caused by the bottled water industry, from economic, environmental, and health perspectives.
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How Long Will It Last? (Armin Reller & Tom Graedel)

how long will materials last

What It Shows

This environmental infographic shows consumption levels of various materials and relative timelines until we run out of them. It also shows the impact of American consumption, in particular, and makes the point by showing the even worse spot we’d be in if the world’s per capita consumption rate was just half that of the United States.
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