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The Numbers for August 16, 2013: Drinking less

Shea Huffman Aug 16, 2013
7.48 million

The amount of water, in acre-feet, that will be released from Lake Powell annually — a 10 percent reduction announced by the Bureau of Reclamation. Reservoirs like Lake Powell and Lake Mead provide water for millions of people living in cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego. After the 14 driest years on record, the bureau made the decision to cut its supplies. (Marketplace)

35%

The percentage of American alcohol drinkers who say they prefer beer. The number is declining as people have developed more of a taste for wine and liquor. Don’t mourn brewing just yet though; it’s still a $100 billion industry. (Gallup)

$200,000

The cost to file an application to register your own name as an Internet domain. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, says it is changing its rules for how domains can be named. Instead of just the familiar .com, .org, or .net, now anything will be allowed after the dot. (Marketplace)

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