Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
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.