Our Planet in Ecological Debt

This above map compares each country's total consumption Footprint with the biocapacity available within its own borders. It is created by ChartsBin.com for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) visualizing the value of nature challenge.

via www.visualizing.org
(Click above link and then click Fullscreen to see an interactive map)

Carbon footprint of World Cup 2010

While South Africa and the rest of the continent may be pursuing renewable forms of energy, the world's biggest sporting event will have anything but an environmental benefit with a report saying the carbon footprint of World Cup 2010 will be six times that of the last competition four years ago in Germany.

However, it's not just the influx of fans flying in from around the world to see the games, contributing to the footprint, in fact the majority of carbon was caused in the build up to the tournament.