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An Atlas of Electricity

From geographer Cooper Thomas of Esri's Story Maps team, An Atlas of Electricity provides visitors with a fascinating, multimedia glimpse into how electricity is created and distributed in the United States. This eight part story map opens with a description of the 2003 Northeast blackout, an incident that signaled the fragility of the North American power grid. From here, the story map portrays...

Depending on its energy sources, the way a region produces and consumes electricity can have a profound impact on the environment. This is particularly true for carbon-intensive electricity sources such as coal and oil, whose carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global climate change. Readers curious to learn about the impact of electricity generation and consumption in their area and how it...