48 percent of newborns are nonwhite, and more
About 48 percent of the children now born in the U.S. are nonwhite, and demographers say 2010 could be the “tipping point” in the racial balance of newborn babies.
48 percent of newborns are nonwhite
About 48 percent of the children now born in the U.S. are nonwhite, and demographers say 2010 could be the “tipping point,” when the number of babies born to Hispanics, blacks, and Asians collectively surpasses that of babies born to whites.
Earthquake moved city of Concepción at least 10 feet
The massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepción, the closest urban area to the epicenter, at least 10 feet west, seismologists report.
Los Angeles Times
Asia's dwindling tiger population
The tiger population of Asia has plummeted from 100,000 tigers in 1990 to just 3,200, according to the U.N. Tigers are illegally hunted for their skins and for body parts used in traditional medicine.
Traffic deaths at lowest level in 56 years
Traffic deaths in 2009 fell to their lowest level in 56 years, with fewer than 34,000 people killed. Experts credited the growing use of side air bags and other safety features, along with a drop in total miles driven because of the recession.
The Detroit News
Americans' low retirement savings
About 43 percent of Americans have saved less than $10,000 for retirement, a new study found.