Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
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.
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!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
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!
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.