Did you know that a literally breathtaking 90% of all cancer risks associated with air pollution originate from human transportation? Or that bumper-to-bumper traffic makes the air inside your car 10 times as polluted as ordinary city air? To illustrate the health effects of indoor and outdoor air quality degredation, DistanceLearning.com has come up with […]
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The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society of London debut Climate Change: Evidence & Causes, a new publication produced jointly by the two world-leading scientific institutions, live on the internet on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 10:00-11:30 EST. The new publication bills itself as “a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, […]
Ever want to know: how much carbon has been released into the atmosphere since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution? Or, how much more carbon (in gigatons) we can “safely” release? Or, how much carbon is yet to be released? Or, how far (or close) we are from various climate change benchmarks and/or tipping points? […]
There’s been considerable press on the aftermath and economic impact of hurricane Sandy (and no doubt more to come following the ‘nor’easter’ that just hit the east coast) including data on estimated reconstruction costs by various states. But here now is the newest summary (infographic) on “Frankenstorm” Sandy’s impact with comparison data to other devastating […]
I received this great infographic on Monday when I was in London for a CNBC/Harvard Business Review “Energy Opportunities” interview. So, after catching up on things over the past few days, I’m just now getting it up. It is really a great one, laying out where oil comes from, who’s using it, what we’re using it for, and the ever-important topic of… peak oil. Check it out:
I recently received this infographic from a Facebook friend. Good infographic encouraging us all to ditch the bottled water, though the bottled water facts are for the UK. Useful and interesting, nonetheless. Check it out:
Our friends at Well Home, a good green company that conducts energy audits, sent over this cool infographic on the energy impact of light bulbs. It’s a fun one. Check it out:
I don’t drink wine, or alcohol of any kind, myself, but I know a ton of people do. And I know that not all wines are the same… when it comes to their eco-friendliness. Happy some folks went and made this eco wine guide in infographic form.
We have featured a number of WellHome’s infographics on our site and, as a result, the folks there decided to ask us what matters we thought were most important at the moment and worth creating infographics about. I supplied them with my feedback and they’ve gone ahead and made an infographic on some of the topics I thought was hot and worthy of their time.
Plastic — it is everywhere and, while it has helped humanity in some ways, it is also wreaking havoc on ecosystems and organisms around the world (including humans). Here is an interesting infographic with some stunning and disturbing information on how much plastic we use, what problems it’s linked to, plastic in the ocean, BPA, and plastic’s ridiculously long lifespan. The most interesting line of the infographic, in my opinion, is this one: “every piece of plastic made still exists today.” But, really, there’s a ton of interesting info here:
A new friend recently shared this recycling infographic, thinking it might be a good fit for Planetsave — didn’t take long for me to say, “great idea!” All kinds of useful or just plain interesting info on recycling, recycled product, and related info here. One of the most interesting points, in my opinion, is how much Japan composts, but there’s a lot more info that sort of blows me away as well. Enjoy! (& share the infographic with your friends.)
Here’s a cool little infographic on how you can easily make your daily routine a little greener. There are tons of little things we can do every day do live greener that require little to no effort — it’s just a matter of thinking a little and changing our habits. Here are some ideas:
Following up on the Energy of Earthquakes infographic we posted here on Planetsave about a month ago, here’s a cool Energy of Tornadoes infographic for your viewing pleasure.
Light rail is a great clean transit solution that could help many cities improve their quality of life. It is growing in popularity across the U.S., but is still probably unknown and unseen by many. And I’m sure there are millions upon millions of people who would be hard-pressed to come up with an answer as to how light rail transportation (LRT) is different from commuter rail or streetcars/trams.
Very simply, light rail is somewhere in between those two, in the size of the trains, the distances they travel, and their typical speed. But, if you’re curious to know more, the great infographic below from Snapsort has a lot more info for you (presented in an aesthetically pleasing and fun way).
One of our sister sites, Gas2.org, recently had a great infographic on the energy efficiency of movement that I thought was worth a share on here as well. As I point out repeatedly here on Planetsave, transportation is one of the biggest contributors to our environmental problems and one of the critical factors in our modern world that reduces our quality of life. The infographic mentions, for instance, that 22% of worldwide energy use and 27% of carbon emissions are from transportation (the figures are even higher in the U.S.).
E-waste. Big issue. Invisible to most of us,.. but for how long. Check out more via the infographic below.
Cars are one of the top top contributors to global warming pollution and other pollution in the world, and especially in the U.S. As I’ve written on here repeatedly, one of the best ways to help the environment is to get out of your car (or sell it) and use your two feet, bike, or transit for transportation more. Here’s a nice infographic on the environmental impacts of cars to reinforce the point.
Ever wonder how much energy is used by your different major appliances or electronics? Or how much energy all such appliances and electronics in the U.S. use? Here’s some info on that for four big ones: TVs, computers, clothes dryers, and refrigerators.
Before checking it out, try to guess how much each of these use in an hour — see how close you come!
Need to justify that gratuitous Vespa purchase? According to research from the Environmental Protection Agency, AAA and other sources, using scooters — even occasionally — can help reduce carbon emissions, save gasoline and increase worker productivity by stunning amounts.
For example, if U.S. cities were made more scooter friendly, we could save almost 4 billion gallons of gas annually by 2020 — and that means decreasing our dependence on foreign oil to $21.4 billion per year. The savings would also include 77.3 billion pounds of CO2 emissions each year.
We’ve written about earthquakes a ton in the past month or two, as well as before that. So, when a friend shared this new infographic with me on “the energy of earthquakes,” I immediately thought it might be an interesting one to put on Planetsave. Quite a fun and interesting infographic — check it out…
Here’s a good reminder to reuse, recycle, upcycle, or donate your old clothes instead of throwing them away. This little infographic was created by USAgain using EPA data.
Here’s an interesting infographic for you — all you wanted to know about radiation and more. A nice follow-up to the radiation dose chart I shared last week.
Tree bombing to the rescue? Check out this infographic and see if it all adds up.
How green are e-books? Take a look — check out this great infographic.
Oil. It’s the single-most important resource for transportation in the world, but its use goes well beyond that. As a finite resource that can be attributed to much of the damage that has been done to the environment by man in the last century, many in the world are waking up to the fact that […]
via Well Home Energy Audits Related Infographics: The Internet and the Environment Little Things Can Add Up: Energy Savings of “Low-Hanging Fruit” Understanding Cap & Trade
One of my new favorite websites, the other 98%, just released an “infographic” (I don’t know if I would actually call it that) on the differences between George Soros and the Koch brothers. It is great so I thought I’d share:
Here’s another interesting infographic. Enjoy. Credit: WellHome Related Infographics: The Internet and the Environment Little Things Can Add Up: Energy Savings of “Low-Hanging Fruit” Understanding Cap & Trade
Someone recently contacted me to see if I wanted to feature a couple of environmentally-related infographics on Planetsave. Of course, I love infographics (as most people seem to), and I said yes. Here is the second one, on cap & trade. A pretty good summary of the system. Enjoy. Created By WellHome Energy Audit Related Posts: […]
Check out this cool infographic on the relationship between the internet and the environment. Big thank you to Chris Tucker of WordStream for reaching out and providing us with this. Infographic by WordStream Internet Marketing Software
It’s amazing to see how much energy the average American uses annually. Visual Economics breaks it down for us.