41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.