Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Together, China and India have 37 percent of the world's population, but are home to just 10.8 percent of the world's water.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.