One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
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!
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.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
Together, China and India have 37 percent of the world's population, but are home to just 10.8 percent of the world's water.