The price that households pay for water is highly variable across cities, even when controlling for the volume of water that different households use.
There is considerable regional variation in per capita domestic water use, which includes indoor uses (e.g., drinking, flushing toilets, preparing food, showering, and washing clothes and dishes) as well as outdoor uses (e.g., watering lawns and gardens and washing cars).
Almost 40 percent of California's freshwater withdrawals are used for the production of fruits, nuts, and alfalfa.
The fastest growing area of the country receives the least precipitation.
The U.S. fishing industry contributed approximately $90 billion to the economy in 2012. This contribution is split between commercial and recreational fishing—$59.0 billion and $30.4 billion, respectively.
In the past 40 years, as the pace of innovation has slowed, American workers have experienced lower growth rates of productivity and compensation.