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As the federal government continues to furlough many of its workers through the shutdown, it is no surprise that the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is most affected by the shutdown, according to a new story map from Esri and Trulia.com. With 18.5% of the city’s local wages paid to federal employees, D.C. is feeling the sting of the political stalemate, but there are some other, less-expected cities that are feeling it, too.[…] Continue Reading »
It’s hard to think about air travel as a big business when you’re sitting in between two strangers on a plane in coach, but more than 1.4 billion passengers around the world departed, landed or connected at airports last year. Of those airports, the five busiest alone saw more than 382 million passengers, according to a story map from Esri.[…] Continue Reading »
Not many retailers can say they’ve been around for 50 years, but Lands’ End can, an achievement President and CEO Edgar Huber said is due in part to the pillars the company hasn’t lost sight of in the last half-century: quality, value and service. According to Huber, who has led the retailer since 2011, Lands’ End has always focused on its customers and bringing them the best possible products.[…] Continue Reading »
Kenya houses 488,972 refugees from Somalia and takes the top four spots on Esri’s map of the 50 most populous refugee camps serviced by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Altogether the camps on the map hold more than 1.9 million displaced people, and the largest ones can be found in Africa and South Asia.[…] Continue Reading »
The U.S. and China lead the world in energy consumption, according to an interactive story map from Esri, with the U.S. consuming more than 3,886 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2010 and China consuming more than 3,633 billion. The countries also produced the most electricity from renewable sources.
In 2010, the U.S. produced more than 427 billion kilowatt hours from renewable sources, and while that number makes the country a leader in renewable electricity, it accounted for only 10.4% of all the electricity produced in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »