If you’ve wondered where the truly hate-filled people in America live, take a look at these maps. They’re based on an analysis of 150,000 geo-located tweets from June last year to this April, and show where people are using Twitter to voice off homophobic and racist slurs. … [Read more...] about Mapping The Most Hate-Filled Places In America
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A surprisingly big chunk of the U.S.–an area almost as big as Montana, or 91 million acres–is covered in corn. As a research fellow studying corn as a commodity crop, Michael Pecirno mapped out all of the cornfields in the country, and that led him to expand the project: a series of minimalist maps that each looks at a single subject. … [Read more...] about Beautiful Maps Of All The Trees, Sprawl, and Corn In the U.S.
When Dixie cups originally failed to resonate with consumers, Luellen and Moore refocused their efforts on businesses. They developed a free-standing dispenser that was sold to businesses, which could sell a Dixie cup of water for a penny. Once a business bought a dispenser, Luellen and Moore could depend on revenue from the repurchase of cups. This helped the company survive during what was a slow period of adoption. It also introduced Dixie cups to thousands of workers who would soon begin buying them in stores for home use. … [Read more...] about How Dixie cups became the breakout startup of the 1918 pandemic
Nearly 100 cities are working on decarbonization. “CDP data shows that city transition to clean power will continue,” she says. “These cities understand the business case for doing so: 86% of these cities reporting actions say they see economic opportunities from efforts to tackle climate change.” … [Read more...] about These Are The Cities Where They’re Replacing The Most Fossil Fuels With Renewables