These horrifying photos show a destroyed American landscape that agriculture giants don’t want you to see.
"33% of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm.”
In Seattle, homegrown solutions are changing how people get water
This infographic shows what’s happened to our waistlines from 1995 to the present.
Now you can see how your community compares to your neighbors with this project that maps and ranks the health of every county in America.
Live in Hawaii, Colorado, or Minnesota? Chances are, you’re happier than your brethren in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Cheers to those of you who live in the 10 happiest states in the U.S.
What are the 10 smartest cities in North America?
Some cities are adding high-tech infrastructure. Some are implementing revolutionary sustainability plans. Others are fostering innovative business and science developments. But which city combines these qualities and others to be the smartest city? Boston came in #1 with San Francisco and Seattle trailing close behind.
"When the post-Depression years left shoppers skittish and merchants without much business, manufacturers had to innovate and devise new ways to jolt the economy back to life. And so began the beginning of an era that is still aggressively alive today: consumerism. New materials like vinyl, chrome, aluminum, and plywood excited customers again, and products became sleek and attractive in ways they hadn’t been before."
"It is in America where, time and again, new leaders, authors, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, journalists rise up from nowhere to inspire millions and move us forward. It is the "entrepreneurial soul" of this country that never stops me from being optimistic about our nation’s future." —Entrepreneur Faisal Hoque in how to find America’s entrepreneurial soul.
American cities across the nation are improving their infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians. Some are doing it better than others. Right now, the top 5 states for biking and walking are:
In the 1970s, the EPA commissioned photographers to take photos of the environment and the “human condition” of American life. The Documerica project’s photos have recently been unearthed, and you can see them now.
(Staten Island, May 1974)
The latitude line N 40° 00’ 00”cuts the United States in half, roughly speaking, passing through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California, and serving as the border between Nebraska and Kansas along the way. The parallel intersects with a full longitudinal degree every 53 miles, creating 52 cartographically significant grid points from coast to coast, each delineating a broom-closet-sized patch of land of about 20 square feet. For the last 20 years, at these unique spots, Bruce Myren has slowly and methodically documented the country in photographs.