Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Red tape can add up: Local permitting and inspection add $0.50 per watt, or $2,516 per residential install, to the cost of solar.
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.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.