“environment” Charts

#Sustainability: The Meal of Our Demise »

Turkeys may be all the rage for Thanksgiving and other holidays, but beef may be our undoing as one of…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 346
Score: 6

The State of Garbage in The World: Where Does It Go? »

Nearly 70% of the waste produced in the United States is landfilled. As Edward Humes writes in his book Garbology,…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 418
Score: 4

Do You Live Near a Hazardous Site? What Race Can Tell You »

A study in Massachusetts found that 24 of the 30 most environmentally overburdened communities in the state are communities of…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 299
Score: 4

What You Don't Know About Global Food Production »

The U.N. Environment Program estimates that Global Food Production accounts for about 70% of the freshwater use in the world…

Food Tank
by: Food Tank
views: 588
Score: 4

Most Americans Are Unfazed By the Climate Change »

According to a Gallup poll, only 34% of Americans are concerned with the climate change. It's always important to know…

September Oliveros
by: September Oliveros
views: 123
Score: 3

The Cause of Premature Death: Ourselves »

A study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine found that, when it comes to premature death, there is…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 150
Score: 3

Pollution Takes A Deadly Toll »

The World Health Organization has reported that 7 million deaths in 2012 - one in eight of total global deaths…

New Economy Working Group
by: New Economy Working Group
views: 219
Score: 3

Decrease in Number of Oil Spills »

The number of oil spills in U.S. water has decreased by more than 50%, from 8,354 spills in 2000 to…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 173
Score: 3

The U.S. Senate On Climate Change »

The Keystone XL pipeline has been a hot environmental topic in Washington this year. During a debate, two amendments were…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 376
Score: 2

Global Warming: Fact to Scientists, Fiction to Everyone Else »

An analysis of nearly 12,000 academic journal studies has found there to be an overwhelming consensus among scientists that global-warming…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 215
Score: 2

Green Grass or Greenbacks? »

Studies show that the rebound in the world markets has lead to Americans once again emphasizing their wish to protect…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 86
Score: 2

An Ancient Industry Soars With Modern Tech »

Global annual crop production since the 1960s has more than doubled, a striking testament to improvements in modern farming practices.…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 122
Score: 2

Vast Majority of Americans Support Clean Energy Over Fossil »

While Americans are split evenly on whether the government should prioritize energy production or environmental protection, an overwhelming majoirty favor…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 153
Score: 2

Giraffe Hero Detoxifies the Air »

Greg Bowers, an electrical power engineer, has spent years of his life and most of his savings fighting the air…

Giraffe Heroes Project
by: Giraffe Heroes Project
views: 242
Score: 2

Males Are More Likely Than Females to be Killed by Lightning »

Of the 210 reported fatal lightning incidents in the U.S. from 2006 to 2011, 81% of the victims were male…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 162
Score: 2

The Fish Are Biting: Spike in Commercial Fisheries Landings »

In just a few years, commercial fisheries have increased their catches by over 2.2 million metric tons, from 3.6 million…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 85
Score: 2

Water Use Remains Steady Despite a Growing Population »

The rate of water withdrawal (including fresh and saline) in the U.S. has remained steady since peaking in 1980 at…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 71
Score: 2

What are the main uses of water? »

Thermoelectric power demanded the most U.S. freshwater withdrawals in 2005, accounting for 41.5% withdrawals. Irrigation practices also used a lot…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 261
Score: 2

$10 Million Per Minute to Subsidize Fossil Fuels »

The fossil fuel industry receives a combined $5.3 trillion per year in subsidies from governments across the world. This is…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 293
Score: 1

Production-Related Waste in U.S. by Industry Sector 2013 »

This pie chart examines which sectors contribute the most to production-related waste managed in 2013. About 85% of production-related waste…

Xinyi Gu
by: Xinyi Gu
views: 108
Score: 1

Regulation - Job Killers or Overhyped Rhetoric? »

Between 1984 and 1994, total environmental expenditures measured by the Pollution Abatement Cost and Expenditure survey in all manufacturing industries…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 379
Score: 1

World Toilet Day »

With the sanitation target the most lacking target of the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations launched a campaign earlier…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 53
Score: 1

Can New Laws Put an End to China's Pollution Problem? »

New revisions have just been approved for China's environmental protection law. These amendments will implement tougher fines on industries responsible…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 97
Score: 1

Discretionary Spending 2015: $1.15 Trillion »

This is how President Obama proposes allocating $1.16 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2015. Discretionary spending, which accounts…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 482
Score: 1

Wildlife Predator Control Reform Is Necessary »

Even though less than six percent of cattle loss in the US last year was due to predators, the Wildlife…

Natural Resources Defense Council
by: Natural Resources Defense Council
views: 94
Score: 1

Wind Energy Can Create US Manufacturing Jobs »

The wind industry now employs 75,000 Americans. U.S. companies and their workers produce approximately 65 percent of every wind turbine…

Natural Resources Defense Council
by: Natural Resources Defense Council
views: 118
Score: 1

America's Mercury Problem »

Coal-fired power plants, boilers, and cement factories contribute to half of all the mercury air emissions in the United States.…

Natural Resources Defense Council
by: Natural Resources Defense Council
views: 87
Score: 1

Oil and gas jobs are 55 percent above pre-recession levels »

In contrast to many struggling sectors of the economy, jobs in the booming oil and gas industry are 55 percent…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 212
Score: 1

House Hacks Away at Environmental Regulations »

There was a 231 percent spike in the fracking industry’s political contributions to congressional candidates from districts or states home…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 111
Score: 1

Renewable Energy Potential In America »

Click "Read The Article" to explore other opportunities to increase renewable energy sources in the US.

Natural Resources Defense Council
by: Natural Resources Defense Council
views: 163
Score: 1

Temperatures Have Fluctuated for Thousands of Years »

There is nothing new about warming temperatures on Earth. In fact, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, temperatures…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 164

The Effect Of Falling Gas Prices »

Since August 2014, the average price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped an impressive $0.83, making transportation a much…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 73

Earth Day outlook: Public opinion on the environment »

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and polls show that Americans are sympathetic to efforts to protect…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 333

Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect the Environment? »

A plurality of Americans believe the government is not doing enough to protect the environment. Amid the great ongoing climate…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 192

U.S Homeowners On Clean Energy »

Nearly 9 out of 10 people say renewable energy is important to the nation's future. This spans all demographics as…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 86
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