The United Nations University's Institute for Environment and Human Security publishes an annual report "World Risk Report" which includes maps, statistical charts and analysis of how natural disasters can affect the lives of citizens, the response time to the disaster and assistance to those in the aftermath.
An important part of the document is the World Risk Index, which reveals which countries are most at risk from rising sea levels and the increasing frequency of floods, droughts and storms.
Vanuatu, an island in Oceania, is the country at highest risk for natural disasters.
This year's report special theme is Food Security.
(Source: The Guardian Data Blog)
The new world atlas of artificial sky brightness shows the global effects of artificial light on how most of us see the sky as the sun sets. The colour-coded map quantifies the brightness of the night sky across the globe.
- 80% of the population is affected by light pollution
- 2 out of 3 Europeans and 4 out of 5 Americans do not see the Milky Way
Read more at the New York Times.
Atlantic Cities includes a feature on the atlas as well.
(Source: The New York Times / Atlantic Cities)
New to the collection. Government information on a variety of topics, published by the European Union between 2014 and 2016.
1. Benefit of continental flood early warning systems to reduce the impact of flood disasters
2. Comorbidity of substance use and mental disorders in Europe
3. The EU regional human development index
4. Rapid alert system for food and feed: keeping an eye on your food
5. Remediated sites and brownfields: success stories in Europe
6. EU open data: the basics for EU data providers