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Three Visualizations of Footprint Trends, 1961-2014

We used the Google data platform to create visualizations of three trends from our new National Footprint Accounts 2018 Edition, which launched Monday, April 9, in Europe and will launch Monday, April 16, in the United States. In the first... Read More

Has humanity’s Ecological Footprint reached its peak?

Humanity’s total Ecological Footprint—a measure of global demand for natural resources—remained virtually constant in 2014 compared to 2013, according to new data released by Global Footprint Network today at an event at Oxford University. In another positive sign, the global... Read More

5 Things you didn't know about Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! With Ireland on our minds, we wanted to share a few Footprint facts about the Emerald Isle. We would need 2.8 planets if everyone in the world used natural resources at the same rate as Ireland.... Read More

Olympics Data Story: North & South Korea

As the PyeongChang Olympics come to a close, we thought it would be interesting to explore the Ecological Footprints and biocapacities of North and South Korea. Watch the latest installment of our Data Stories series. And please subscribe to our YouTube... Read More

Data Stories: Ecuador

Ecuador is near and dear to the heart of Laurel Hanscom, our program director. She served there in the Peace Corps. It’s also on the cutting edge of environmental policy—it was the first country to recognize the rights of nature... Read More

Be Good to the Environment in 2018

On the first day of my environmental science class, we took a very eye-opening quiz on our lifestyle choices and how they affect the planet. After entering in information such as how many miles we drive per week, how much... Read More