Big Frack Attack: Is Hydraulic Fracturing Safe?

July 9, 2014

Natural gas is known as being cleaner than coal and oil but a controversial drilling technique known as ‘fracking’ has some wondering if natural gas is as safe as previously thought. And here you thought “fracking” was something they only did on Battlestar Galactica. Source


What if Solar Power Grew as Fast as Facebook?

November 10, 2013

A wonderful “what if?” scenario that shows what would happen if solar power grew as fast as Facebook. Source


Nuclear vs Renewable Energy

March 2, 2013

Referencing us and our sister site Planetsave, here’s a good graphic on nuclear power and how it compares to power from renewable resources. There are a few things I would have worded a little differently or put more or less emphasis on, but overall I think they did a good job, so kudos to them! […]


The Future of Solar Energy

February 4, 2013

Renewable energy continues to be at the forefront of economical and environmental discussions across the globe. GE and JESS3 have partnered to visually tell the story of solar power: its past, present and future. As GE continues to demonstrate its leadership and commitment to renewable energy through its latest solar panel development, it also continues […]


Resource Consumption by Country

January 3, 2013

Knowing where resources are produced is only half of the equation. To really understand the role that natural resources play in a country’s overall economic picture, you have to understand how those resources are consumed. As you’d guess, the largest populations do tend to be the largest consumers, but it’s interesting to note that some […]

Mint Map: The World’s Resources by Country

November 26, 2012

A country’s economic worth can be measured in more ways than just its GDP and national debt. It is also important to consider the economic potential that lies in the harvesting of the natural resources within its borders. This map shows the top producing countries of each resource, or the proved reserves in the case […]

Energy Efficiency Potential (USA)

Energy Efficiency Potential (USA)

November 1, 2012

The usual conclusion of these reports: energy efficiency is a no-brainer. You are simply throwing money and jobs away by not doing sensible things like upgrading your halogen downlights to LED . Source

How Long Will It Last?

How Long Will It Last?

October 17, 2012

If demand continues to grow for some of the world’s precocious resources, they will be completely depleted within the next few years. This infographic looks at some of the world’s most precious resources and predicts when they will be exhausted if factors such as the population and new technologies change. These resources include aluminum, nickel, […]


Earth’s Essential Elements

June 1, 2012

Earth’s elements are precious resources, and many of them are concentrated in specific areas of the world. This means that just a few countries may have control over the entire supply. Have a look at the elements most valuable to our global economy, the top producing countries of each and their supply risk. Also, see […]