Locates every 2009 murder in New Orleans. Used reports from The Times-Picayune. Originally published December 31, 2009.
The above graphic was for The Times-Picayune April 27 five days after Deepwater Horizon sunk into the Gulf of Mexico and seven days after it caught fire. The graphic I put together sucks, because at this point, source material was scarce. This was pretty much the first graphic of its kind. I was going off of reports alone, almost no visuals at all. Made the job that evening difficult, but the goal was to give readers an idea of what happened. Originally published April 27, 2010.
I took the data found at the International Bird Rescue website and created this DATA FILE out of it. It shows the percentage of animals collected around or in the Gulf of Mexico (data are totals from in the water, Texas, La., Miss., Ala. and Fla.) that have oil visible on them. Originally published June 20, 2010.