Posted on 15 April 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Wind rose plot. Image credit:Wikipedia
All manner of wonderful graphics are being created from the newly-available 2010 US Census data. A new sort of nuclear family, for example, is portrayed with this mouse-over map showing the population density inside 10 and 50 mile evacuation radii around the US’ 65 nuclear power plants (containing a total of 104 reactors).
The upshot: One in every three Americans currently resides less than 50 miles f…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 21 August 2009 by Sustainability Digest
photo: Kristina via flickr
Bangladesh may be the poster-child of global warming’s perfect storm — high population density, low-lying land, and an utter lack of funds for mitigation and adaptation — but a great new piece in The Guardian really paints a vivid picture of another of the world’s great deltas, just waiting to be devastated by climate change. Author Read the full story on TreeHugger