Fatalities

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Air Pollution Kills More Than 2 Million a Year

But silver lining: This scourge isn't being worsened much by that other anthropogenic menace, climate change.

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Meanwhile, in West, Texas: An Entire Town Must Dig Out From Rubble

Let's not forget about the victims of this week's other major explosion.

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Stat of the Day: Bicycle Fatalities Rose 8.7 Percent From 2010 to 2011

The vehicle fatality rate dropped, though.

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The Evolution of Traffic Accidents in New York

Fatalities are on pace to hit their lowest mark in a century. A look back at the way things were when traffic statistics began