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.
Sulfur dioxide has a serious impact on the air quality of various countries around the world. So far, which country is the most polluted by sulfur dioxide emissions? In the following infographic, look at data on the global impact of Sulfur Dioxide and how raw coal desulfurization can save us.
The popularity of bamboo clothing is on the rise as an eco-friendly, sustainable, and economical alternative to cotton. Bamboo is being considered as an excellent fabric choice among clothing manufacturers and retailers because it is less harmful to the environment than cotton. Not only is bamboo less harmful to the environment than cotton; when used in clothing, the bamboo fabric also offers many beneficial attributes compared to cotton fabric.
Monsanto is responsible for putting many products on the market, especially for the food and agricultural industries, but some of these have proven to be far more dangerous than others. You may be surprised at some of the products you’ll find on their Dirty Dozen list.
This infographic explores the 44 closest stars to our planet after the Sun, providing fascinating data on the distance, size, luminosity, constellation, system, and potential planets of each stellar neighbor. The staggering distance between each star sheds light on just how truly colossal the universe is.