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The U.S. ranks 85th in forests

21 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 33.1% of the total land area of the United States was covered in forests in 2007, which makes the United States rank eighty-fifth in the world in that category. Suriname ranks first, with 94.7% of its total land area covered in forests.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in coniferous forests

24 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to data gathered in 1992-1993 and reported by the World Resources Institute, there are 1,179,040 square kilometers of needle-leaf coniferous forests in the United States, or 24.3% of the world’s total needle-leaf coniferous forest areas. That is enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Canada ranks first, with 1,468,180 square kilometers, or 30.2%.

Just five countries–Canada, Russia, the United States, Sweden, and Finland–account for 88.3% of all the needle-leaf coniferous forests in the world.

The U.S. ranks 5th in forest footprint

10 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has a forest footprint of 1.02 global hectares per capita, which  makes the United States rank fifth in that category. Sweden ranks first, with a forest footprint of 2.59 global hectares per capita.

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The U.S. ranks 19th in forest biocapacity

2 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has a forest biocapacity of 1.78 global hectares per capita, which makes the United States tied for nineteenth in that category with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gabon ranks first, with 15.86 global hectares per capita.

For the world as a whole, the forest biocapacity is 0.81 global hectares per capita.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in paper

15 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2004 the United States processed 83,612,000 tonnes of paper and paperboard, or 24% of the world’s total. The United States ranked first in that category. Five countries–the United States, China, Japan, Canada, and Germany–accounted for 59% of the word’s total paper and paperboard production.

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The U.S. ranks 10th in charcoal production

18 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2004 the United States produced 930,000 metric tonnes of wood charcoal, making it rank tenth in that category. Brazil ranked first, producing 12,896,000 metric tonnes of wood charcoal.

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