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USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities Data Page
The data page contains USGS information for key national data sets and also more specific information for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Links to selected state information are also included.
maps  datavis  environment  chesapeakebay  gis 
june 2017 by alykat
Spring Came Early. Scientists Say Climate Change Is a Culprit. - The New York Times
After a mild winter across much of the United States, February brought abnormally high temperatures, especially east of the Rockies. Spring weather arrived more than three weeks earlier than usual in some places, and new research released Wednesday shows a strong link to climate change.
datavis  maps  animation  climate  environment 
march 2017 by alykat
How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2016? - The New York Times
Last year is the hottest year on record for the third consecutive year. In a database of more than 5,000 cities provided by AccuWeather, about 90 percent recorded annual mean temperatures higher than normal. Enter your city below to see how much warmer (or cooler) it was.
datavis  climate  science  environment  geolocation  weather 
january 2017 by alykat
How 2016 Became Earth’s Hottest Year on Record - The New York Times
Global temperatures have continued to rise, making 2016 the hottest year on the historical record and the third consecutive record-breaking year, scientists say. Of the 17 hottest years ever recorded, 16 have now occurred since 2000.
datavis  climate  science  environment  infographic 
january 2017 by alykat
Boomtown, Flood Town
Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone.
newsapp  scrollytelling  maps  datavis  environment  houston  climate  weather  hurricane  harvey 
december 2016 by alykat
WebSky v1 | U.S. Forest Service
BlueSky smoke forecasts for forest fires from the U.S. Forest Service
environment  weather  data  dataviz  maps 
june 2016 by alykat
Mapping the invisible scourge | The Economist
A new study suggests that air pollution in China is even worse than thought
datavis  maps  environment  china 
august 2015 by alykat
Less Than Zero — Matter — Medium
Despite Decades of Accepted Science, California and Arizona Are Still Miscounting Their Water Supplies
environment  infographics  illustration  diorama  animation  storytelling 
july 2015 by alykat
What Could Disappear -
Maps show coastal and low-lying areas that would be permanently flooded, without engineered protection, in three levels of higher seas. Percentages are the portion of dry, habitable land within the city limits of places listed that would be permanently submerged.
interactive  maps  environment 
july 2014 by alykat
Record-Setting Heat Across the U.S. in 2012 - Graphic -
The average temperature across the contiguous United States in 2012 was 55.3° (3.2° above normal). This ranks as the warmest year since records began in 1895.
nytimes  weather  environment  charts  maps  infographics 
january 2013 by alykat
Water and Power: Water Needs Power | KQED Public Media for Northern CA
"Water and electricity don't mix!" As wise as that admonition is from a safety perspective, here's the twist: Not only do they mix, but here in California we wouldn't have one without the other. Here's why." An experiment in "comics journalism."
comics  infographic  illustration  energy  environment 
june 2012 by alykat
Water and Power: Power Needs Water | KQED Public Media for Northern CA
"Water and electricity don't mix!" As wise as that admonition is from a safety perspective, here's the twist: Not only do they mix, but here in California we wouldn't have one without the other. Here's why." An experiment in "comics journalism."
environment  energy  infographic  illustration  comics 
june 2012 by alykat
In Arizona, Reducing Water and Energy Use Through Peer Pressure - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities
"Tucson residents have long seen their low-water landscaping choices as superior to their neighbors in Phoenix. Now researchers are trying to apply the same principle to all utility usage."
psychology  environment  phoenix  tucson  arizona 
march 2012 by alykat
The Many Failures and Few Successes of Zany Iceberg Towing Schemes - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
Alexis Madrigal writes, "Every few years for the past couple centuries, even before the large-scale cultivation of marijuana, this idea occurs to someone: What if we towed an iceberg from the poles, where there are no people, to some dry, populous place and then melted it into freshwater?"
history  environment 
august 2011 by alykat
With Eye on Climate Change, Chicago Prepares for a Warmer Future -
"City planners in Chicago are choosing different types of trees and pavement materials after climate scientists have advised them to prepare for a wetter, steamier future."
chicago  environment  urbanplanning 
may 2011 by alykat
Inside the Senate | The New Yorker
Ryan Lizza on "How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change."
congress  politics  environment 
january 2011 by alykat
Light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas |
"What made the plant here vulnerable is, in part, a 2007 energy conservation measure passed by Congress that set standards essentially banning ordinary incandescents by 2014 ... Rather than setting off a boom in the U.S. manufacture of replacement lights, the leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas, mostly in China. Consisting of glass tubes twisted into a spiral, they require more hand labor, which is cheaper there. So though they were first developed by American engineers in the 1970s, none of the major brands make CFLs in the United States."
business  environment  jobs 
september 2010 by alykat
What’s in Your Water | Interactive Feature | The New York Times
"The 35-year-old federal law regulating tap water is so out of date that the water Americans drink can pose what scientists say are serious health risks -- and still be legal. Examine whether contaminants in your water supply met two standards: the legal limits established by the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the typically stricter health guidelines. The data was collected by an advocacy organization, the Environmental Working Group, who shared it with The Times."
environment  health  nytimes 
december 2009 by alykat
Climate Change Trends: Carbon Emissions Giants | NPR
"Right now, 10 countries -- including the U.S., China and Russia -- are responsible for 80 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. The United States is the world's second largest emitter (China ranks no. 1), sending around 5.8 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere a year. That's the equivalent to a year's worth of greenhouse gas emissions from 1.1 billion average passenger vehicles. Below, a look at today's big CO2 emitters -- and projected emissions giants in 2030."
myportfolio  maps  flash  statistics  environment 
december 2009 by alykat
Acorn Watchers Wonder What Happened to Crop |
"Across the region naturalists notice an almost total absence of acorns and hickory nuts, causing havoc for squirrels."
animals  washingtondc  environment 
november 2008 by alykat
How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic | Grist
"A series by Coby Beck containing responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming."
science  environment  reference  toread  via:rwalker 
november 2008 by alykat
For Hybrid Drivers, Every Trip Is a Race for Fuel Efficiency |
"The Prius, and other hybrids with similar displays, has triggered on-the-spot learning that has the potential to change energy-consumption habits."
environment  datavis  hybrid  cars  statistics  psychology 
may 2008 by alykat
Gadgets: Manodo Display Makes You OCD About Your Home Energy Usage | Gizmodo
"The project is in its pilot stage now in a smattering of Swedish cities. If power consumption reaches eco-friendly levels, a little green smiley face will pop up to congratulate you for doing a good job. It's kind of like a game - with the future of the
environment  technology 
april 2008 by alykat
Growing Pains for a Deep-Sea Home Built of Subway Cars | New York Times
"Delaware's novel use of submerged New York subway cars to revive a stretch of ocean floor has been so successful it is now competing with other states for a limited supply of cars."
recycling  publictransit  nyc  environment  via:slashdot  toread 
april 2008 by alykat
A Bunch of Ugly Little Trespassers |
I used to live in a basement apartment that had the occasional camel cricket. Ughhhh ... It makes my skin crawl just to think of it.
home  environment 
october 2007 by alykat
Book Brings Penguins Into Boardrooms | New York Times
Last year, John P. Kotter rewrote his 1996 book about organizational change, recasting it as a fable about penguins. Since then it has sold some 224,000 copies.
business  books  penguins  environment  management  via:rpongsaj 
july 2007 by alykat
Thousands of rubber ducks to land on British shores after 15 year journey | the Daily Mail
The armada of 29,000 plastic yellow ducks, blue turtles and green frogs broke free from a cargo ship 15 years ago. Since then they have travelled 17,000 miles, floating over the site where the Titanic sank, landing in Hawaii and even spending years frozen
science  toys  weather  environment  via:slashdot 
july 2007 by alykat
Past global warming produced giant penguins |
Scientists have discovered fossil remains of a giant species of penguin that lived some 40 million years ago in what is now Peru.
animals  penguins  environment 
june 2007 by alykat
Don’t Buy Local! | Basic Instincts | New York Times
Buying local makes a lot of sense -- and yet buying local may not be the simple answer we’re looking for when it comes to issues like international trade and environmental efficiencies. (TimesSelect access required.)
environment  food 
june 2007 by alykat
Unhappy feat: biologists baffled as millions of penguins vanish | The Scotsman
Global warming is suspected as the main force behind the huge decline in population of rockhopper penguins.
penguins  environment  via:slashdot 
december 2006 by alykat
renourish is a resource for the graphic design industry. Specifically, renourish offers definitions, tips, links, information and inspiration to aid in the development of a sustainable and more environmentally conscious graphic design craft.
design  business  environment 
april 2006 by alykat

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