One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
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.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 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!
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.
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.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.