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!
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
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