In April 2020, COVID-19 became the leading cause of death. To date, this respiratory disease has already caused more deaths in the U.S. per year than all but the top seven leading causes of death; by August, it’s projected that COVID-19 will cause more deaths than every leading cause of death (except heart disease) in a full year.
Using data from the CDC, public health resources, and reporting, Stacker compiled a list of 27 population groups that are vulnerable to COVID-19. For each group, Stacker compiled data on this population’s distribution across the United States.
As the 2020 U.S. census gets under way, a review of historical data shows the difficulties in measuring race.
To demonstrate the scale of this environmental crisis, Stacker scoured news reports and research on Australia’s fires to identify 15 key statistics on the environmental damage caused by these fires, as well as the political legacy they are leaving.
For this story, Stacker scoured the scientific literature (and surveyed a few of our science communication friends) to compile a list of 20 incredible mutualisms showcasing how different life forms can work together.
To find out which popular baby names are shared by hurricanes, Stacker ranked 50 baby names that have been used for at least five hurricanes and/or tropical storms since 1950.
Stacker compiled a list of each state’s official state tree and researched the history and cultural ties of each one to help our readers quiz themselves.
You don’t need a degree in environmental science to fight climate change. Inspired by a list of green jobs in Data for Progress’ report, Stacker explains which occupations are on the front line against climate emergency.
Is Spider-Man: Far From Home a movie about Peter finding new responsibility on a global scale after becoming an Avenger, or is it about how he just had to fly United for his summer vacation?
Climate change will not wait for administrative reform. Using data from Climate Central, Stacker ranks the 30 major U.S. cities which will have the most residents in flood-prone areas by 2050.