Numbers: Nov. 20, 2006

17,000 Number of injuries requiring hospital treatment that are suffered by children on school buses each year, according to a report that recommended that districts consider mandating seat belts on buses

23 million Number of children who ride school buses

53% Estimated increase in global demand for energy--mostly fossil fuels--by 2030. Developing nations, primarily China and India, are responsible for 70% of that growth

2010 Year China is projected to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide

11 million Number of bottles of generic acetaminophen recalled after traces of metal were found in 500-mg caplets of...

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