The leader of the project, Damon Teagle, told CNN the project was the most challenging “in the history of Earth science.” It certainly sounds like it–the hole is just 11 inches wide. “It will be the equivalent of dangling a steel string the width of a human hair in the deep end of a swimming pool and inserting it into a thimble 1/10 millimeters wide on the bottom, and then drilling a few meters into the foundations,” Teagle said. … [Read more...] about Take A Long Journey To The Center Of The Earth With This Great Graphic
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Officials won’t be digging through curbside cans to bust composting delinquents, though. “People say, ‘What does this mean with a food waste ban? [Are] people going to be out there looking in my garbage for my apple cores?'” Kelly says. “That’s not the intent of this.” The state doesn’t have the resources or desire, he explains, to enforce the ban at the residential level. Instead, officials are asking for voluntary compliance—and they expect to get it, based on how seriously Vermonters take their environmentalism. … [Read more...] about Vermont just banned food waste in trash. Here’s how it works
Unlike a typical map, the single-subject maps aim to reveal bigger patterns that people might not have been aware of. “Mapping technology has improved so much over the last few years,” Pecirno says. “Every time you log into Google Maps, there’s another area added to Street View. Maps have become ubiquitous, but they don’t really tell new stories, just the same stories in higher definition. I think by looking at just a single item, though, you really begin to have a better understanding of the landscape.” … [Read more...] about Beautiful Maps Of All The Trees, Sprawl, and Corn In the U.S.
Take a look at these maps. They show life expectancy in 10 U.S. cities. You can quickly see how different places have different outcomes–up to 20 years in places like Richmond, Virginia. For example, in Chicago, 16 years separate the upmarket Loop area from Washington Park, on the South side. In Atlanta, there’s a 12-year gap between Buckhead and Northwestern. … [Read more...] about 10 Maps That Show The Enormous Health Differences In U.S. Cities
The figures come from a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health. And it doesn’t offer a lot of good news. Obesity, defined as having a Body Mass Index of at least 30, among adults is still going up and up. Three states–Arkansas, West Virginia, and Mississippi–now have rates above 35% of population, while 22 states have rates above 30%. In total, 35% of American adults are obese, while a shocking 67% are obese or overweight (BMI of at least 25). … [Read more...] about America’s Ever-Expanding Waistline: Mapping Obesity Gains Across The States