The growth of solar power in the U.S. has been astronomical over the past decade, and costs have gone down substantially. Today, there are enough solar installations in the United States to power 12 million average homes. In this infographic, look at which U.S. Cities have the most solar energy potential.
Flood rates are changing over time, and your home may now be at risk for devastating damage from heavy rains, hurricanes, snowmelt, or overflowing streams. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), managed by FEMA, provides key data to track flood damage. In the following infographic, find out how many U.S. homeowners are impacted by floods each year and the amount of flood damage.
Major corporations have come under fire for high energy use and environmentally unsustainable operations. One way companies are improving is by building and using clean energy sources like solar power. Companies that use solar energy are helping to reduce harmful emissions in the environment by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels. In this infographic by SolarPower.Guide, learn which corporations use the most solar power.
This sheet of depressing facts is brought to you by the team at PlaygroundEquipment.com. They sat down and combed through a bunch of environmental resources, papers and studies to come up with 26 statistics that are truly terrifying. From estimates on when fresh water will run out to facts about the extinction of our wild life, this information is scary and worrisome.
The world of energy is changing. Renewable, sustainable energy sources are plentiful and will lead to a better world. See what StorEn is doing with the vanadium redox battery in the infographic below.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Statistics, global electricity consumption is continuing to increase faster than the world population. Increases in electricity consumption per capita can reflect several things, including changes in the economy’s composition, shifts to energy-intensive industries, increased demand for appliances and air conditioning, and changes in service demand.
A new study has found the environmental and social impact of the most commonly given Christmas gifts. The research, undertaken by Shop Like You Give a Damn, used YouGov data, combined with research on carbon emissions of materials and production.
Breathing clean air and drinking clean water are two things many Americans take for granted, but perhaps we shouldn’t. In some parts of the country, the air is full of particulates, the ozone layer is thin, and tap water is rife with contaminants. Here is a list of the 100 most populated cities in the US and ranked them using our pollution index. These are US cities, ranked by air pollution, tap water pollution, and ozone levels.
When a nation is struck by something disastrous, either natural or human-made, lives are ruined, families are lost, cities crumble, and the country is hit with a devastating blow leaving those affected in a state of turmoil. In this infographic, Viking Metal Garages takes a look at the top seven worst US Disasters that have accounted for thousands of deaths and millions of heartaches.
From Category 5 hurricanes that sweep up the coasts to fires that ravage forests and homes alike, natural disasters in the U.S. can do tremendous damage. Some regions in particular find themselves in harm’s way more often than others. This infographic examines which counties have declared the most natural disaster emergencies and how many of each natural disaster they’ve experienced.
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