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Bottled and Sold the Story Behind Our Obsession With Bottled Water

Why Spend Public Money for Private Bottled Water?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is a growing movement of universities, restaurants, municipalities, and even states to stop buying bottled water, especially when tap water is available. The latest battleground state is Maryland.

Fiji Water: When Environment, Politics, and Economics Collide Over Bottled Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

This week, Fiji Water threatened to close their water bottling plant in Fiji -- not because they object to the country's military regime, but because the government announced that they intend to increase the business tax on bottled water.

Marketing Bottled Water to Kids Under the Guise of a Health Program

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A new brand of bottled water, aimed specifically at children, is being aggressively marketed in schools from Alaska to New York, through an advertising campaign masquerading as a "health" program.

Celebrities and Bottled Water: Spoiled, Misinformed, or Just Plain Weird

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Celebrities live in a different world. Perhaps the weirdest expression of this is seen in the bottled water demands in contracts that celebrities require when they appear in public.

Popping the Bottled Water Bubble

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There are new data to support the idea that consumers are beginning to reconsider their recent love affair with bottled water. For three decades, bott...

What's in Your Water?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

About 105 million Americans -- or around one-third of the nation -- rely on some 140,000 public wells for their drinking water. The USGS's latest installment on the state of our drinking water sheds some light on the quality of that water.