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.
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.
The world is facing an extinction crisis, and it has ramifications for our backyards. Stacker used a database of extinct plants published in Nature this past June (Humphreys et al. 2019) to develop a list of 21 plants that were lost to science here in America.
While other countries are adopting carbon taxes and building fleets of electric buses, the U.S. is mired in political turmoil and led by a president who denies the urgent reality of climate change. For now, most clean energy developments happen on the state and local level.
Stacker has compiled information and photos from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help you identify the ten tick species which pose the greatest threats to Americans this summer.
Cancer affects every American, whether directly or indirectly. But some regions of the country are more hard-hit than others. Stacker used CDC data on the incident rates of cancer in every state to examine how this disease is impacting the nation.