Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money in the online video to the left. This video is intended for kids in grades K-4 and for distribution by parents and teachers. You can also download free accompanying materials for "Aqua: Conserve Water," like the English and Spanish-language comic book and coloring book, as well as various posters, all in PDF format. It's never too early for kids to learn the importance of and value of our most precious resource: Water!
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
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.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
On average, each American flushes 18.5 gal. of water down the toilet every day. More than any other uses like taking showers or washing dishes.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
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