The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
About 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the US. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
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.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.