US Energy Source Map

“Energy is complicated. The goal of the U.S. of Energy is to help you understand energy realities in America. We stayed away from politics and playing favorites with any individual resource. Everything is based on facts. Have fun. Explore. Click on each state and region. We bet you learn something.”


Energy is complicated. The goal of the U.S. of Energy is to help you understand energy realities in America. We stayed away from politics and playing favorites with any individual resource. Everything is based on facts. Have fun. Explore. Click on each state and region. We bet you learn something.

Read more at: usofenergy.com

Classic 1939 book on graphs in its entirety

This is an amazing — and free — book on information visualization. A must see…


Willard Cope Brinton is credited as one of the pioneers of information visualization, and I just found out his 1939 book Graphic Presentation is available in its entirety at the Internet Archive. You can download it in various formats. The book was an update to his previous book from 25 years prior, Graphic Methods for Presenting Facts.

Read more at: flowingdata.com

1.5 Million Missing Black Men


Figures are for non-incarcerated adults who are 25 to 54. In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South – from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo.

Read more at: www.nytimes.com

The State Of The Cancer Nation


While a cure for cancer remains elusive, we already know how to keep many cases of the disease from developing in the first place. People can reduce cancer risks by keeping a healthful weight and avoiding cigarettes. But smoking, obesity and other major cancer risk factors remain common, and they still vary widely across the country.

Read more at: www.npr.org

Gay Marriage State by State: A Trickle Became a Torrent


Note: Ohio passed a statute and a constitutional amendment in the same year. Sources: Information for the maps was gathered from the Human Rights Campaign, the Movement Advancement Project, Freedom to Marry, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Congressional Research Service. Additional work by K.K. Rebecca Lai

Read more at: www.nytimes.com

200 Years Of U.S. Immigration


In 1819, Congress passed a law requiring that the arrival of all immigrants be recorded. Immigrant workers were needed, and the rest of the 19th century saw their numbers grow. From that period through today, America has seen waves of immigration, which Natalia Bronshtein has captured in a colorful interactive graphic.

Read more at: www.citylab.com

Diversity in the Toss-Up States

“Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, would likely target more diverse states with growing Hispanic populations, while Mr. Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, would focus on working-class white voters in the Midwest.”


Should Jeb Bush or Scott Walker become the Republican presidential nominee, their paths to victory would look very different.

Read more at: www.nytimes.com