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Eco Infographics

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As much as I love the written (or typed) word, I love infographics more, mostly because in our visual/ADD/graphic overload world, I think they have more impact. Some examples:

Breathing Earth. You have to see it to believe it….watch in stunning graphic detail who’s emitting all the CO2, where people are being born, and where they’re dying. This is a bit beautiful, and bit creepy, and all-around sobering. 

National Geographic’s subscribers recently received the latest U.S. political map. On the reverse is an amazing and detailed “History of the Land” map, which shows, in great detail, an historical geologic overview of America. Great for map and geology geeks like me.

Accessible to anyone, even if you’re not a subscriber, are the NG Map Machine maps. You can look at how land use has changed, where the most critical areas are for endangered species, and where current and future environmental threats are/will be. (click on the “More Theme Maps” tab at the top to search through these various maps.)

The Global Education Project also has some great materials (more education-oriented, but still cool). They’re the creators of the pictured map above.

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Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.