Numbers in the News

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Damaged car (See "90" below)

4.62 billion

The total number of acres of cropland on Earth, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

210,000

The amount of oil in gallons spilled last November from the Keystone Pipeline—a controversial pipeline that crosses parts of the U.S. and Canada.

90

The percentage of accidents involving self-driving cars between 2014 and 2017 that were caused by human error.

49

Number of states that had widespread flu outbreaks in January—every state except Hawaii.

2

The number of Adélie penguin chicks remaining in one Antarctic colony after thousands of chicks died of starvation during the most recent breeding season.