Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Red tape can add up: Local permitting and inspection add $0.50 per watt, or $2,516 per residential install, to the cost of solar.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).