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Gas prices dropped to $1.95 a gallon in April 2020. By July 2021, they were $3.14 a gallon.
Wildfires getting more destructive according to available data. Which states are affected the most?
Counties in Arizona, California, North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah are facing droughts that threaten widespread crop loss and water emergencies.
The recent heatwave hit some of the least air-conditioned cities in the country.
Recycling efforts in the US gained popularity in the 1970s. Data shows the rate of recycling has flattened in recent years.
On average, air quality has improved in the United States in the past several decades. Still, 82 million Americans lived in counties with pollution levels above the national standards in 2019.
A look at the National Park System: Attendance dropped across the system, but some parks had an increase in visitors.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded to a near-record number of disasters last year, including the coronavirus.
US coal usage has declined since 2007. Coal production and employment are also falling.
World Happiness Day is March 20. After more than a year of grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic impact, there’s still plenty to be happy about. In honor of World Happiness Day, here’s some good news and uplifting data after a tough 2020.
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