Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money in the online video to the left. This video is intended for kids in grades K-4 and for distribution by parents and teachers. You can also download free accompanying materials for "Aqua: Conserve Water," like the English and Spanish-language comic book and coloring book, as well as various posters, all in PDF format. It's never too early for kids to learn the importance of and value of our most precious resource: Water!
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
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.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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