Data Vis Dispatch, April 25

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Welcome back to the 91st edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.

Recurring topics this week include ocean environments, energy sources, and snowfall:

As the weather warms up, it’s time for a look back at this year’s accumulation of snow and ice:

The Wall Street Journal: Europe’s Glaciers Melted at Record Rate After Double Whammy, April 21
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Wo der Winter besonders schneearm war, April 19
Axios: Droughts across America, April 22

… and forward at the prospects for summer heat:

Financial Times: Asia’s prolonged April heatwave concerns scientists, April 22
Le Monde: Fait-il chaud ou froid pour la saison ? Comparez la météo du jour avec les années précédentes, April 22

Energy topics were back, including a #30daychartchallenge entry by Tom Février inspired by last Tuesday’s headline chart from the Washington Post:

ZEIT Online: Hier könnten all die Windräder stehen, April 19
The Wall Street Journal: Small Towns Chase America’s $3 Trillion Climate Gold Rush, April 23
Financial Times: France’s struggle to deliver a second nuclear era, April 23
Tom Février: “#30DayChartChallenge, jour 22 ‘Green energy’, les énergies vertes. Alors que l’Allemagne vient de sortir du nucléaire, sa production d’électricité renouvelable reste inférieure aux objectifs affichés… Source : @Umweltbundesamt. Made with @sveltejs / @d3js_org,” April 22 (Tweet, Inspiration)

Ocean ecosystems found a spotlight this week:

The New York Times: Those Seaweed Blobs Headed for Florida? See How Big They Are, April 19
Financial Times: ‘Playing with fire’: the countdown to mining the deep seas for critical minerals, April 25

And two visualizations looked at housing issues in Taipei and London:

CommonWealth Magazine: 台北不是我的家, April 20
Financial Times: London’s parasitical housing market is driving away young families, April 21

We spotted two creative political timelines:

Folha de S.Paulo: Lula leva 2 semanas em média para anunciar nome ao STF; veja ritmo de indicações desde 1989, April 22
The Washington Post: Democrats reluctant about Biden 2024, but they see no other choice, April 24

And other charts dealt with everything from population growth to press freedom:

The New York Times: Will This Be the ‘Indian Century’? Four Key Questions, April 19
The Wall Street Journal: A Record Number of Journalists Were Detained Worldwide Prior to Evan Gershkovich’s Arrest, April 20

What else we found interesting

Axios: No Passport, No Problem, April 23
The Washington Post: You’re probably recycling wrong. This quiz will help you sort it out, April 20

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