Archive for 26 January 2009

The U.S. ranks 1st in coal reserves

26 January 2009 1 comment

According to British Petroleum, the United States ranks first in proven coal deposits, with 27% of the world’s total known deposits. Combined, the United States, Russia, China, India, and Australia have more than three-quarters of the world’s proven coal reserves.


The U.S. ranks 3rd in fruits and vegetables

26 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2004, five countries (China, India, the United States, Brazil, and Turkey) accounted for fifty-seven percent of all fruit and vegetable production in the world. The United States ranked third, with five percent of the total. China ranked first, with thirty-seven percent of the total.


The U.S. ranks 34th in maternal survival

26 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations Population Fund, the United States has a maternal death rate of 11 for every 100,000 live births, which makes it tied for thirty-fourth (with Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Portugal) in terms of maternal survival rates. Ireland ranks first, with only one maternal death for every 100,000 live births.