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!
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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