26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
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.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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