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14 compelling graphics from new National Climate Assessment

14 compelling graphics from new National Climate Assessment

The federal government’s new National Climate Assessment paints a grim portrait of climate change’s impacts on the United States. The 841-page report is full of graphics explaining how the rise of greenhouse gas emissions is already transforming the American West and the rest of the country. I’ve extracted the 14 images that I found most […]

Trulia’s mapping tool goes far beyond real estate

Trulia’s mapping tool goes far beyond real estate

You may quibble with how Trulia values your home, but the real estate website provides an impressive interactive map with detailed views of social and environmental variables. In addition to offering a treasure trove of information on real estate down to the parcel level, Trulia’s mapping engine also visualizes high-resolution data on things like commute […]

Viewing the Yosemite Rim Fire in context: images, maps, and graphics

Viewing the Yosemite Rim Fire in context: images, maps, and graphics

The Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park is generating national headlines due to its vast size and its threats to San Francisco’s water supply, the park’s majestic sequoias, and thousands of homes. To put this fire in context, I’ve created a few of graphics that summarize recent fire seasons in California and […]

Arizona firefighter disaster could be pivotal moment

Arizona firefighter disaster could be pivotal moment

The shocking deaths of 19 firefighters yesterday in Arizona is a grim milestone in the history of wildland firefighting. Will the Yarnell Hill Fire also be a watershed event in how this nation approaches wildfires? Sadly, it often takes a national tragedy to raise awareness of problems and force action on solutions. We know wildfires […]

Yarnell Hill wildfire is third-deadliest for U.S. firefighters

Yarnell Hill wildfire is third-deadliest for U.S. firefighters

The Arizona Republic is reporting tonight that 19 firefighters have died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. This disaster looks to be the third-deadliest incident in the history of U.S. wildland firefighting and the highest number of deaths in a single episode since 25 were lost in a 1933 fire in Griffith Park, California. The Great […]