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The U.S. ranks 13th in growth in tourism

8 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Tourism Organization’s June 2008 World Tourism Barometer, the United States saw a 9.8% increase in foreign tourists from 2006 to 2007, making it rank thirteenth in that category. Saudi Arabia ranked first, with a foreign tourism increase of 33.8%.

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The U.S. ranks 4th in hydroelectric consumption

8 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to British Petroleum, in 2006 the United States consumed 291.2 terrawatt hours of hydroelectric power, 9.6% of the world total. That made the U.S. rank fourth in that category. China ranked first, consuming 416.7 terrawatt hours, or 13.7% of the world total.

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