The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Analysts predict that by 2017, the cost for electricity produced from new onshore wind farms will be lower than new advanced or conventional coal plan
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.