Environment/weather Archive:

My desktop weather app is displaying a cactus – that can’t be a good sign. If it makes anyone feel better, the whole world is burning up this summer.

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Washington DC:
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Russia is getting it even worse. Reportedly as many as 300 1000 1200+ people have drowned trying to get away from the heat, and shoes are sinking into melted tarmac.

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It’s not just our imagination — 2010 has been one of the hottest years on record:
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Turns out we massively subsidize oil companies with huge tax breaks, despite their equally huge profits. (via the Big Picture)

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I’ve posted some of these before, but Inspired Mag has come up with a pretty definitive list.

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Ripetungi has a post about the design process that went into it.

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I’ve seen a lot of headlines, but this chart brings them all together nicely — however, I can’t tell if the concentric arcs are the right proportion? (via)

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MSNBC takes you through the 8 steps of weathering. (via)

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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)

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A pretty comprehensive report, with some of the ugliest color schemes I’ve seen in a while.

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Several interactive graphics related to the FT’s June 2010 “in depth” analysis of Africa.

Development (1980-2008):
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Government:
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Natural Resources:
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Lots of great info here.

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A multi-part interactive. They’ve included one of my favorites: an animation of the effects of different Hurricane Category storms.

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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)

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Looking around for the original data brought us the below. Note: this is for refineries, not offshore drilling sites:

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