With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
$ of a gal. of gas includes: cost of Crude Oil 76%; Refining Costs and Profits 6%; Distribution, Marketing, and Retail Costs and Profits 6%; Taxes 12%
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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!
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.