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The U.S. ranks 23rd in per capita biocapacity

12 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has a biocapacity of 5.02 global hectares per person, which makes the United States rank twenty-third in that category. Gabon ranks first, with a per capita biocapacity of 24.97 global hectares.

The U.S. ranks 140th in meningitis deaths

21 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, 0.4 Americans per 100,000 populations died from meningitis, a rate that makes the United States tied for one hundred and fortieth (with Gabon, Oman, France, Cape Verde, Poland, Italy, Singapore, and Austria) in that category. Haiti ranked first, with 73.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

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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 3rd in ecological deficit

26 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States has an ecological deficit of 4.4 global hectares per capita, tying it for third with Israel in that category. Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are tied for first, with an ecological deficit of 8.4 global hectares per capita.

On the other end of the scale, Gabon has the greatest ecological surplus at 23.7 global hectares per capita. As a whole, the world has a deficit of 0.6 global hectares per capita. Taken together, high income nations have a deficit of 2.7 global hectares per capita.

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The U.S. ranks 69th for spending on fruits and vegetables

7 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans spend 14.7% of their food budget on fruits and vegetables, making the United States rank sixty-ninth in that category. Gabon and Congo rank first, with 44.8% of the food budget going to fruits and vegetables.

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