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.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
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!
One egg has a water footprint of 53 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.