Environmental Infographics

Sharks Count!

Did you know that one living reef shark in Palau is worth $1.9 million each year, but one sold at market is worth just $108, once? That’s part of the simple math lesson of this infographic about the critical role of sharks to our marine environment, which paints—by numbers—why it’s important to save sharks and promote global shark conservation

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From One Earth Day To the Next

Things are always in motion on Earth. Life is never static as we are constantly inhaling and exhaling, producing and consuming, enjoying and reflecting, and birthing and dying. This infographic, published by our friends at Best of the Web, reveals some interesting occurrences in a day on the Earth and how what happens impacts every single one of its inhabitants.

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The Best Recycling Programs in the US & Around The World

With the growing concern of expendable resources, interest in recycling equipment is at an all-time high. This infographic, from CP Manufacturing tells a great story of recycling, beginning with countries with the best recycling rates. Explore the top 10 greenest US & Canadian cities and other eye opening facts.

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Collapsing Seas

Barry Cornwall once said, “The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth’s wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies.” Today our oceans face so many threats, that their future is in question.

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Not A Drop to Drink

You’ve heard there’s a water crisis. But, what does that mean? After all, experts can say all they want, but when water flows in seemingly limitless quantities out of the tap and gets trucked to cities in bottles by the ton, it sure doesn’t seem like water is something we’re in danger of losing anytime soon. However, water quantity and quality should be a top issue for Americans.

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5 End-of-the-World Predictions Debunked

Why is it that people are utterly obsessed with the end of the world? There are documented cases of people claiming to know the date the world would end, dating back to 992 A.D. Until it was proven by Christopher Columbus in 1492, many people refused to believe that Earth is round, yet they believed other humans could predict the date the world would end.

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Do Alternative Fuels Make The Cut?

Car Insurance Comparison.org has put together this handy infographic that will help consumers better understand the various fuel and engine types available on the market today. Each has its own unique set of benefits but which is the best overall alternative?

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Food Waste Is a Major Worldwide Problem

Did you know that 1.3 billion tons of all edible food produced worldwide is wasted or lost each year? This infographic goes into the nature of the problem and gives some advice about what you can do about it.

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Think You Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day? Think Again!

We are told by doctors, nutritionists and the like that we should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. However, did you know that the “water footprint” of the average American is 32,911 glasses per day? This and other interesting statistics about water usage in this infographic by The Nature Conservancy.

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Biofuel Usage in the UK

Biofuel is becoming an increasingly popular option in the UK, with a recent government report revealing that 1,440 million litres of biofuel were supplied to the UK in 2011 alone. This infographic from Stavely Head contains further facts and statistics based on this government report, compiled together to create a bright and fun data visualization.

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