Data Vis Dispatch, March 28

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

Welcome back to the 87th 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 weather patterns and the economy.

For the third time this month, we begin the Dispatch with a spring-themed data visualization, this time showing the four blooming stages of cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C.

The Wall Street Journal: Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C., Are Peaking Earlier Than Usual, March 23

Meanwhile, in the West of the United States, California braces for another storm.

The New York Times: Track the Latest Atmospheric River to Hit California, March 22

Since 2020, the U.K. has shifted away from coal-fueled electricity. On the other hand, deforestation forecasts for the Amazon are far from optimistic.

Ember: The UK’s coal to clean journey, March 24
InfoAmazonia: Deforestation in the Amazon: past, present and future, March 21

Russia continues to trade and cooperate with China, a country predicted to face the challenges of an aging population.

South China Morning Post: China and Russia: a friendship with ‘no limits’, March 28
National Geographic: The Impact of Population Booms and Busts, March 21

The global economy struggles on multiple fronts, from bank failures to inflation and layoffs.

The Financial Times: US experiences biggest bank failures since global financial crisis, March 24
The Washington Post: Deeply, truly, very sorry: How tech CEOs talk when they lay off workers, March 21
Le Figaro: Les séniors particulièrement touchés par l’inflation, March 24

And finally, let’s take a look at life expectancy at retirement and the ages of current world leaders.

The Economist: Retirement has become much longer across the rich world, March 27
Pew Research Center: As Biden considers reelection bid, who are the oldest – and youngest – current world leaders?, March 24

Other notable charts of the week covered, among other themes, same-sex relationships in Africa, a day in the West Bank, or users’ choices on mobile dating apps.

Reuters: Uganda passes a law making it a crime to identify as LGBTQ, March 22
The Wall Street Journal: A Guide to Donald Trump’s Legal Perils, March 23
The Guardian: The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: what one morning in the West Bank reveals about the occupation, March 21
The New York Times: See One Historic Turkish Street Before and After the Earthquakes, March 22
The Economist: Online daters are less open-minded than their filters suggest, March 22

What else we found interesting

BBC Ideas: Five charts that changed the world, March 22
The Washington Post: The Blast Effect, March 27
The Wall Street Journal: The Personalized Stem Cells That Could One Day Treat Parkinson’s and Heart Failure, March 23
El País: Los cohetes más potentes de la historia aceleran la carrera hacia la Luna, March 26

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