Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
About 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the US. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Analysts predict that by 2017, the cost for electricity produced from new onshore wind farms will be lower than new advanced or conventional coal plan
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.