Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

Recent waves in protecting the environment have made deforestation a popular topic among environmentalists  and environmentalists alike. Deforestation has largely occurred near the Brazilian portion of the rainforest. Much of the land torn down is used for cattle ranching and while measures have been taken to decrease the amount of land torn down, parts of the rainforest can not be salvaged.

Ever wonder wonder what deforestation looks like and how fast it occurs? View how rapidly it has changed the states of Mato Grasso, Rondonia, and Maranhão near the Amazon Rainforest and in Brazil via Google Earth.

Mato Grosso


What do you think about this timelines? Do you think more can be done to save the Amazon Rainforest?

Comparing UIC and UIUC by the Numbers

The University of Illinois at Chicago has recently made headlines for it’s increase in enrollment and success despite the struggles of other state schools. The increase in enrollment has pushed administration to make improvements in infrastructure and overall experience for students.

For years, UIC has been largely lived under the shadows of its sister school in Urbana-Champaign. So how does UIC’s latest enrollment boom compare to its sister school over at Urbana-Champaign? Below are some number via The University of Illinois System Data Portal from Fall 2017 enrollment and brief comparison of the school’s graduation rate and tuition.

View the interactive infographic here.


Do you think UIC will one day overtake UIUC? Leave a comment below and let us know why.