Category: Environmental Infographics
Nothing can stop a hurricane – but a solid disaster recovery plan can help to alleviate the aftermath. Residents often suffer financial damage, and even though a good insurance policy may protect against some property damages, lasting emotional trauma takes time to heal. Displaced residents need shelter when homes are destroyed, and immediate shortages of food and water are life threatening.
Recent research, presented at the National Astronomy Meeting, suggests that the northern hemisphere could be plunged into a mini ice age within the next ten years. This would lead to those currently living in temperate climes (like the UK and USA) enduring colder and harsher temperatures than they are prepared for.
No matter how much do we learn about the ocean, there is still a lot we don’t know. Shed a light on its secret with the help of this informative infographic. Learn fifty fascinating facts about the ocean you surely didn’t know before.
An estimated 50 to 80 percent of all life on earth is found under the ocean’s surface. For this reason, it’s up to humans to keep our oceans clean and free of contaminants. Unfortunately, things like air pollution, refined oil, rubbish, and human pollution are all responsible for polluting our oceans. In fact, 90 percent of the trash that covers the ocean’s surface is plastic.
Very few non-motorised sports come under fire as regularly as golf for their environmental impact. What is sometimes overlooked is the amount of work golf is doing to ameliorate the effect it has on the environment, and in some cases even endeavouring to be a positive force in landscape management. This infographic outlines the challenges facing golf and shows how golf can become more eco-friendly.
This infographic from Direct Energy looks at hurricanes and provides the information and tips you need on what to expect, how to prepare, and what to watch for during hurricane seasons.
Society today has a responsibility to accept the damage that has been done to our planet in order to move forward and take action to achieve positive change. We have already taken some important steps with the recent announcement of the Clean Power Plan, which establishes the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants. This responsibility should not be limited to government. It’s also important for companies take the initiative to offset the impact they’ve had on the environment.
We are all being asked to shrink our carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption, but have you ever wondered how energy efficient the UK is compared with other European neighbors? This infographic highlights the present and future targets for reducing energy consumption. It provides an insight into where the most energy is being used, and where the most effective savings are being made in average households.
Some of the biggest companies in the world are starting to implement renewable energy. But you don’t have to own big company to follow their steps. Check out this interesting infographic to discover what can you learn from those big brands and implement that tips in your business.
Natural hazards do not have to become natural disasters. The death tolls from these tragedies can be minimized with better planning and more efficient use of donations. This infographic looks at natural disasters and how we can help.
Fossil fuels currently drive around 90% of energy production levels. Latest figures suggest that our most plentiful resource, coal, has a maximum lifespan of 250 years, with oil and natural gas falling much shorter. This infographic outlines how a dependence on fossil fuels is putting the long term future of our planet in jeopardy.
Energy costs continue to rise and the sun continues to shine. Why aren’t we taking advantage of the suns generous rays? Especially since, solar panels have dropped in price so dramatically over the last few years and have become far more efficient. Most people see a 250% return on their investment.
This infographic from the folks at FloodBLOCK details the severe flooding that has occurred in the United Kingdom and the subsequent consequences to everything that gets in its way.
According to Porch.com, safety related projects were the most prevalent in the months immediately following Sandy in the New York and New Jersey metro areas. Know more about what happened during Hurricane Sandy, how we responded and how we’re planning ahead.