Through ground and satellite surveys of land cover, the U. S. Geological Survey’s Gap Analysis Program has generated data that conservationists may be able to use to create and sustain habitat for wildlife.
The Gap Analysis Program is charged with figuring out which common species’ habitats may not be well represented by existing parks and conservation areas. The only way to do that is to mash up a bunch of data about species and land use (via)
Several interactive graphics related to the FT’s June 2010 “in depth” analysis of Africa.
A multi-part interactive. They’ve included one of my favorites: an animation of the effects of different Hurricane Category storms.
Last night’s Daily Show had a great bit about “egregious, willful safety violations” by BP, compared to only 19 by other companies. (starts around minute 9)
Looking around for the original data brought us the below. Note: this is for refineries, not offshore drilling sites:
This one is pretty comprehensive, to say the least. (via)
Filter by state, year, and type of disaster. (note: you can zoom by selecting the arrow pointer tool at the bottom). The number of disasters has apparently increased over time because we’ve changed the definition. Related story.
Enter your own leak rate (nobody knows what it really is) and see what the running total is. (via)
Overlay the spill onto your own location with this googlemaps mashup:
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