Friday, December 8, 2017

European Air Quality Index from European Environment Agency

"How clean is the air you’re breathing right now? How does the air in your city compare with that of a neighbouring city or region? Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. The European Environment Agency's European Air Quality Index allows users to understand more about air quality where they live. Displaying up-to-the-minute data for the whole of Europe, users can gain new insights into the air quality of individual countries, regions and cities."

Monday, November 20, 2017

New Studies from ICPSR November, 2017

New Additions


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cities Green Index Visualization

Green Index for Cities Around the World

The MIT Senseable City Lab off this new visualization tool, Treepedia, to examine tree canopies for cities around the world.

"Increasing a city’s tree canopy contributes to lowering urban temperatures by blocking shortwave radiation and increasing water evaporation. Creating more comfortable microclimates, trees also mitigate air pollution caused by everyday urban activities. Their absorptive root systems also help avoid floods during severe rains and storm surges. So overall, trees are pretty awesome." from website 11/1/17

Features include easy side by side comparison of the Green Index for major cities internationally.

Friday, October 13, 2017

CarbonBrief: Interactive Map of U.S. Electrical Power Sources

Interactive Map of U.S. Electrical Power Sources

             "The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine. It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs and available natural resources of each state."

                 Carbon Brief has plotted the nation’s power stations in an Interactive Map of U.S. Electrical Power Sources to show how and where the US generates electricity. The web site also includes an array of graphs and information on trends and policies. Fun to explore.