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Truck Stops

March 1, 2014

There are approximately 10,000 truck stops in the United States, and each of them possesses a unique quality that has allowed them to thrive since the 1940s. Truck stops sprouted up as America began to build out its interstate highway system as a way of providing fuel and refreshments for truck drivers carrying goods across […]

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A Bet on Gas

January 25, 2014

This infographic provides information about the merger between Kinder Morgan and El Paso gas. The 21 billion deal is a forecast of the fast growing fuel market. Source

Are Paper Receipts Hazardous to Your health?

Are Paper Receipts Hazardous to Your health?

May 23, 2013

In November, the New York Times reported a frightening discovery: the presence of a dangerous chemical known as “BPA” in a large number of paper store receipts. So what is BPA exactly and how much of it are consumers exposed to through their routine shopping? Source

Follow the Flow

Follow the Flow

March 24, 2013

Fossil fuels provided the bulk, nearly 85%, of U.S. energy supply, with nuclear and renewables making up the remaining 15%. This chart visualizes where energy comes from, where it’s used, and how much is wasted. May/June 2010 Source

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Mechanical Monstrosities Of Fossil Fuel Extraction

February 20, 2013

Fossil fuels are big business and according to this infographic, the machines that are responsible for extracting resources from the Earth are some of the most powerful “creatures” in the world. These six immense machines are capable of incredible amounts of work as well as incredible amounts of pollution.

Biofuels and the Competition for Grain

Biofuels and the Competition for Grain

December 2, 2012

Until algae-based fuels, biodiesel, and cellulosic ethanol reach the stage where they are able to grab a larger share of the overall biofuels market, many argue that there will continue to be upward pressure on food prices caused by the competition for grain. Source

Burning Fuel: The Average Car vs. The Average Human

Burning Fuel: The Average Car vs. The Average Human

November 19, 2012

You might not know it, but that body of yours is quite an efficient machine. Gasoline has a caloric value, like food. The two fuel sources are easily comparable. According to this scale, 27 pints of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream is the equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. (a jaw-dropping 31,368 calories) […]

Oil Imports to the U.S.

Oil Imports to the U.S.

September 30, 2012

Every year, Americans are responsible for a quarter of the world’s oil consumption. Only a small minority of that oil comes from U.S. wells; the rest we import from Canada, South America and the Middle East. The situation has prompted lawmakers and lobbyists from all over the political spectrum to express deep concerns about U.S. […]

Transparency: What Is the Easiest Way to Power a Lightbulb

Transparency: What Is the Easiest Way to Power a Lightbulb

September 26, 2012

How much energy—whether electric, coal, nuclear, or otherwise—is required for a 100-watt lightbulb to run for a year, 24 hours a day? See the answer in our latest infographic. A collaboration between GOOD and Column Five. Source

How long will the non-renewable energy resource base last

How long will the non-renewable energy resource base last

August 14, 2012

This infographic plots the disappearance of non renewable resources over time. Source

Cornfields vs. Oilfields

Cornfields vs. Oilfields

July 14, 2012

With the price of oil soaring to record highs the simple task of driving is starting to make a serious dent in the pocketbook. This infographic presents the concept of using ethanol as a fuel to the long summer road trips and those boring work commutes. In addition to leaving drivers with more money, it […]

The Facts Behind Food Prices

The Facts Behind Food Prices

July 13, 2012

Iowa farmland is skyrocketing in price. Corn crops have tripled in value in five years (40% of U.S. corn goes to Ethanol); soybeans have doubled. The price increase is due to many factors including rising fuel and fertilizer costs, increasing demand from emerging markets and unsustainable population growth in China & India , a weak […]