The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
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.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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!
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances