Hello! This is probably just about the worst week to say “a lot has been happening” in a personal context (as if it matters) but I can finally say I am moving to the US in about eight weeks. There are a lot of complications and I’m not expecting to be able to write FW regularly for a while—my time will be spent saying goodbye to people, preparing to move, then trying to reorganise my life when I do. So… Sorry about that but I have given you… Fair warning. :)
Some random things I’ve enjoyed or thought were interesting:
A reader got in touch to send me this web app she’s made based on National Bridge Inventory data (who knew there was such a thing?)… You can explore the state of bridges across the US in terms of condition, age, materials, and traffic. It also has more data by state etc for all the infrastructure nerds out there. Thanks Maryanne!
Yes, another infrastructure piece! I found this really fascinating, as it details the issues with trying to modernise a power grid where most of the elements were built decades ago. I really loved the map showing energy sources across the states.
Some really shocking stats in here and definitely worth a read if you are interested in learning about the fashion industry’s biggest issue. I find this kind of incredible actually because I am obviously not a ‘normal’ consumer; I will wear the same thing for years, and then give it to a charity shop for someone else to love.
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