The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The Farmers’ Almanac have been predicting the weather since the time of George Washington. The almanac’s forecast weather as far as 18 months ahead. How accurate are these predictions? That depends who you ask. Meteorologists are skeptical of the almanacs’ weather forecasting methods, while others swear by them.
Flint, Michigan, has been struggling to resolve its water issues for more than two years. The roots of the crisis go back as far as 2011, when the city of Flint was forced to find a cheaper water source as a result of a $25 million deficit in its budget. The Flint River was identified as a possible source for drinking water, but the decision to use the river’s water proved disastrous, and the fallout has been plaguing residents since 2014.
20 million new trees would provide us with 260 million tons of oxygen and remove 10 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Did you know that an average sized tree produces enough oxygen to keep a family of 4 breathing for 1 year? Furthermore, trees in the landscape can help us relax, reduce stress and lower heart rates. There is a lot more info about trees and the the environment in the following visual asset.
Americans throw away enough garbage every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks, which if lined up end to end for an entire year would stretch half way to the moon. In a lifetime, the average American will personally throw away 600 times his or her body weight, which for an average adult would leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash at the end of their lifetime.
The Universe is a place of extremes. What would happen if you were exposed to space without any protection? How does an astronaut keep cool and warm? What about the ship they travel in and the station they live in? How do things not freeze or combust?
This infographic from Elder Demolition Oregon Demolition Pros explores how demolition companies recycle scrap metal, how recycled scrap metal is used, and the impact on the environment. In the United States, over 150 million tons of scrap materials are recycled which includes 85 million tons of iron and steel, 5.5 million tons of aluminum, 2 million tons of stainless steel, 1.8 million tons of copper, 1.2 million tons of lead and 420,000 tons of zinc.
Do you know bees are incredibly vital for food production? This infographic, courtesy of Any Pest, looks at why bees are important, what will happen if they become extinct and how we can help save them.
Those of us who imagine that striking oil means drilling into a pool of liquid riches might be surprised to learn how wrong we are. Oil is not found in underground lakes, but dispersed through rocks like a sponge. The rocks must be broken to extract the oil, which looks like mud when it is taken from the ground. Nor is it the remains of dead dinosaurs!
Keeping the air clean, the Earth green and our waters blue is as important as ever for consumers, corporations and citizens in general. Tech is being used to reduce pollution in a number of different ways. Learn more about it in this infographic from Consumer Protect.
Sustainability is on everyone’s minds these days, but they aren’t always thinking about how it impacts their wardrobe. Learn more about polluting fashion in the following infographic from FramesDirect.com.