About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
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.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
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.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.