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Last week, the New York Times Magazine featured a lengthy piece from Jonah Lehrer about two physicists who have formulated a sort of universal law for urban living. The single biggest determinant of urban performance is size – increasingly large agglomerations offer economies of scale – people who live and work
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The New York Times continues to update their oil spill map, mentioned before here.
The comparison in the legend to the volume of oil from the Exxon Valdez is the scary part.
Two great infographics from the New York Times – both related to petroleum.
First, a great graph of per capita VMT compared to changes in gas prices:
Putting vehicle miles traveled per capita along the x-axis instead of time makes the swings in both price and VMT more obvious. The massive growth of VMT over time despite
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