Americans constitute 5% of the world's population but consume 24% of the world's energy.
Global Language Monitor released this week its list of the most-used words and phrases of 2010. This year will be remembered as the year of the "spillcam," the vuvuzela and Jersey Shore, among other things.
Water in Los Angeles travels as far as 500 miles to get to faucets – it comes from the Sierras and the Colorado River.
2.5 million bottles of water are tossed every hour in California and 3 million bottles end up in landfills daily in California.