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Americans Keep Having Fewer Babies, Probably Because of the Economy
Americans Keep Having Fewer Babies, Probably Because of the Economy
Call it the “baby bust.” For the fourth straight year, birth rates in the United States have declined. Slightly fewer than four million babies were born in the U.S. in 2011, the lowest total since 1998. However, the 1 percent drop in the birth rate was less than it had been in the previous three years. This suggests that the economic pressure experts believe is depressing the birth rate may be easing up.
What States in America Use the Most Energy?
What States in America Use the Most Energy?
Americans use a lot of energy. A LOT. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the United States burned up a whopping 98 quadrillion BTUs of energy in 2010, up from 95 quadrillion a year prior—a mind-boggling amount of energy consumption for a country that only makes up about 4.5 percent of the global population. Worldwide BTU usage is approximately 500 quadrillion, so that means that nearly a fifth of the world’s energy is being consumed by the United States. U-S-A, U-S-A!

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