This Map Shows 29,000 of the World’s Power Plants
The Global Power Plant Database collects data on thousands of power plants around the world.
3 Datasets Monitor the Location of Fires and Where They Might Spread
Multiple fires have started and spread in California over the past week. Three datasets can help government agencies and disaster preparedness groups track these fires and take preventative action.
5 Maps Show How Moving Indonesia’s Capital Could Impact the Environment
Building the new capital on the forested island of Borneo has the potential to come at a tremendous environmental cost.
Indonesian Journalists Gain New Data Skills at Resource Watch, Earth Journalism Network Workshop
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network partnered with the Resource Watch team to host a data journalism workshop on August 26th and 27th in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Fast Facts: 5 Things You Should Know About Greenland’s Ice Sheet
Greenland is in the midst of a massive ice melt that could set a record. Here are five things you should know about Greenland’s ice sheet.
Map of the Month: How Much Land Is Protected for Biodiversity?
The Convention on Biological Diversity set a target for 17% of land to be protected by 2020. How are we doing in meeting this goal?
Map of the Month: How Many People Work in Agriculture?
Food is essential to our livelihoods, but the proportion of people working in food production has declined over time. As countries develop, technology improvements and increasing yields typically lead to fewer people working in agriculture.
Real-time Data Shows Mexico’s Fires Are Creating Dangerous Levels of Air Pollution
About 100 fires have broken out in central and southern Mexico since last week, causing dangerous conditions for nearby residents. Most of the fires broke out along the west coast, although smoke from the fires have caused hazardous air conditions in many parts of country. Mexico City, home to about 21 million people, declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday and warned residents to stay indoors to avoid the smoke-filled air.
Which Countries Use the Most Fossil Fuels?
Although renewable energy is growing rapidly around the world, fossil fuels still make up a majority of the world’s energy use. In 2017, 81 percent of the energy the world consumed was oil, coal and natural gas. Nearly 15 billion metric tons of fossil fuels are consumed every year.
Map of the Month: Where Are the World’s Wetlands?
Wetlands make our lives better in unexpected ways. Explore a map of the world’s wetlands in Resource Watch’s Map of the Month series.