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The U.S. ranks 7th in mercury production

23 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States produced 15,000 kilograms of mercury, which made it tied for seventh with Mexico in that category. China ranked first, producing 800,000 kilograms of mercury, or 56% of the world total.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in ecological footprint

23 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the total ecological footprint of the United States is 9.4 global hectares per capita, which makes it rank second in that category. The United Arab Emirates ranks first, with an ecological footprint of 9.5 global hectares per capita.

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