One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
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.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
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.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
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.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.