Energy & Environment
Today’s U.S. wildfires burn twice the acreage as they did the latter part of last century, threatening more homes.
2.5 million miles of pipeline transport hazardous liquid and natural gas products across the United States - but are they safer than the vehicle-based alternatives?
Global temperatures have not dipped below long-term averages since 1985. The U.S. broke several temperature records in 2012.
Billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. have tripled since the 1980s. 2011 broke records, with 14 separate events.
93 percent of U.S. planes, trains and motor vehicles remain dependent on oil. The resulting CO2 emissions are second only to China.
In 2010, two-thirds of American children lived in counties where air pollution exceeded federal standards.
America consumes more water per person than any other country. Worldwide consumption is up, too, prompting concerns for the future.
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