1 Nov

Map of the Week: Chemical Spill Sites

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin This map shows the over 2,500 sites across the US that handle toxic chemicals and are located in flood-prone areas. A report from the Climate Science Special Report last year warned extensively about the increasing intensity and frequency of...
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18 Oct

Map of the Week: Tariff War U.S. and China

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin  map 1.   It has been all over the news lately: the United States and China are facing each other in a tough tariff war, which hits both economies by raising import tariffs on products of each countries’ exported...
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1 Oct

Map of the Week: Mapping Florence’s Impact

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinMaps Do it Better: Mapping Florence’s Impact Hurricane Florence was this year’s biggest storm to date in the US, and the impacts of it were enormous. Physical impacts, as well as economic impacts, have been observed throughout the states affected,...
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10 Aug

Map of the Week: The Handmaid’s Tale

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinThe Handmaid’s Tale is a critically acclaimed television series, based on a dystopian novel by author Margaret Atwood, about a near-future when the continental United States has been taken over by an extremist totalitarian regime. The show has won over...
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3 Aug

Map of the Week: The American Rent Crisis

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin America can’t pay the rent. A 2017 report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that 8.3 million very low-income households paid more than half of their monthly income on rent, or lived in substandard...
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27 Jul

Map of the Week: Live Earthquake

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinEarthquakes are a much more common occurrence than one might expect. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are, on average, over 14,000 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater every year, which amounts to approximately 40 per day. Every movement...
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20 Jul

Map of the Week: Debt in the U.S.

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin This gorgeous map from the Urban Institute illustrates something very important: Americans have a debt problem. In fact, most statistics show that the majority of Americans are in debt – whether that’s ‘good’ debt, such as a mortgage, or...
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13 Jul

Map of the Week: City Smells

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinIf you’ve ever lived in a big city, chances are you’re tired of hearing about how bad your city smells. It’s true, though, that wherever there are people there are the odors that come with them – car exhaust, trash,...
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