100 Days of Beautiful News

Happy Birthday Beautiful News! We’ve just published the 100th graphic in our project celebrating good news, positive trends, uplifting statistics and facts. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a few uplifting statistics about the Beautiful News project itself. We’ve published 12 Clean Energy graphics, 5 on Conflict & Crime, 17 on Eco & Climate, 28 on Health, 7 on Nature & Animals, 15 on Quality of Life, 7 on Society & Community,...

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Make 2020 The Year You Learn Dataviz

Enjoy our visualization work? Seen our interactives? Loving Beautiful News? Tickets are selling fast for our London workshop on 14 January 2020. David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his concept-driven process and method for creating successful, impactful and memorable dataviz and infographics. Participants have described our workshops as “awesome”, and “amazing” (check out more attendee feedback). We’ll also be in Canada in April 2020. Sign...

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Information is Beautiful Awards Winners 2019

Huge congratulations to the ingenious, insightful and inspiring winners of 2019’s Information is Beautiful Awards – a celebration of the world’s best data visualizations and infographics. Here’s the full list of all 37 winners A truly vintage year 2019. An amazingly varied shortlist. Deserved winners. Thanks to all our esteemed judges and our beloved sponsor Kantar for supporting us for 8 years.

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Seaweed: Food, Fertilizer, Feed & Fuel

Fast-growing kelp forests can deliver biofuels, biofertilizer, animal feed additives, and even tasty, nutritious food – while sucking carbon out of the atmosphere in the process. To create this all-encompassing explainer on the benefits of seaweed, we spoke to scientific experts and reviewed all of the latest reports and research. » Check out our findings » See the data

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The World’s Largest and Most Notable Energy Sources

What’s the world’s largest power plant? How does solar compare to nuclear, coal and gas? How much of the world’s renewable energy potential are we using? Understanding the world’s energy systems isn’t easy, so we’ve made it a little simpler with this ranking of the world’s biggest and most notable power plants. » Power through to the graphic » See the data

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A Curated Library of Essential Dataviz Books

A filterable chart of dataviz books that we think everyone should read. We excluded books about specific tools or programming concepts, but you’ll find them in the full datasheet. Crowdsourced with the help of the Data Visualization Society Did we miss any? Send a suggestion. » Check out our recommendations

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Information is Beautiful Awards 2019

Rejoice! The Information is Beautiful Awards are now open for 2019. It’s our eighth year celebrating the planet’s most awesome information design and we have $27,500 in cash prizes to give away, courtesy of our wonderful sponsor Kantar. Twenty-five expert judges, plus a public vote, will decide who takes home our coveted, 3D-printed trophy. We have gold, silver and bronze awards in ten different categories plus six special prizes awarded...

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What is Methane And Where Does it Come From?

What is natural gas? Where does methane gas come from? Is methane a greenhouse gas? How much methane do cows produce? All these questions are answered by our comprehensive methane cycle infographic. » Methane explained » See the data

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Learn the Art of Data Visualization in NYC

Tickets are selling fast for our NYC workshop on 18 June. David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his process and method for creating successful dataviz and infographics. Participants have described it as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended” (check out more workshop feedback). » Get your ticket now » Other upcoming workshops    

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How To Cut Carbon Emissions to Zero by 2050

To prevent climate change climate breakdown and keep global warming global heating below 3–4 degrees celsius, we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to renewable energy – globally. Here’s a graphical blueprint on how we might get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Created in association with New Internationalist Magazine. » How to cut carbon emissions to zero » See the data

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