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Six Items That Could Replace Paper Money

The Fiscal Times | Suzanne McGee | Posted 05.08.2012 | Money

The Fiscal Times: The weekend’s election results in France and Greece have added to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the European Union ...

5 Ways To Bring Clean Water To Those In Need During Drinking Water Week

Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact

For most of us, Drinking Water Week means swapping soda for H20 and making sure we fill up on our daily 64-ounce requirement. But while we make a c...

Water Ills Focus of New Documentary

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.29.37AM.jpgLast Call at the Oasis highlights global water crisis but opines that the "glass is half full."

They Want to Privatize the World

David Macaray | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

One of the biggest con games going on right now is the sustained attack on the U.S. public school system. It's being perpetrated by predatory entrepr...

WATCH: The Weirdest Ad For Water You've Ever Seen

Posted 03.15.2012 | Home

We're really struggling for words after watching this ad for Lithuanian Vytautas mineral water -- the water for "men who can handle the raw awesomenes...

People Still Crave This Even At High Prices

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

(Adds details, comments on tea) By Martinne Geller and Carey Gillam CHICAGO, March 12 (Reuters) - Consumers are shunning...

6 Ways To Survive The Sparkling Water Trend

Anna Brones | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

It's time for a change, and change this year is going to start with your sparkling water cellar. Isn't that refreshing? At the very least, it will add some effervescence to your everyday routine.

More Than a Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Talks Activism

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

Eva Longoria, who plays the self-involved Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives, takes on extracurricular projects that set her far apart from her shallow onscreen persona.

Court Says Bottled Water Can Be Called Organic

Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Many bottled water producers make silly health claims for their products. There's Smart Water, which claims to improve brain function despite being no...

PHOTOS: Women Struggling To Drink Water

The Hairpin | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

Previously: Women Laughing Alone With Salad....

I'll Take My Water Un-leaded

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Most of us, thank goodness, don't get sick right away when we drink tap water. But it's the long-term effects of very small amounts of contaminants that are troubling.

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.

Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Bottled water costs very little to produce, yet very much to consume: An individual's five-year supply of bottled water can cost more than $1,000, versus $1.65 if she drank from the tap.

Would You Drink Water That Looks Like An Oil Spill?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Don't worry, this black water (not Blackwater) isn't actually sludge -- it's just water enhanced with humic and fulvic acid (biodegration of dead orga...

Why Minorities Reach for Bottled Water Over Tap | Posted 10.11.2011 | Latino Voices

Research has shown that minorities consume bottled water more often than white Americans, and spend a greater proportion of their income (about 1%, co...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Purified Bottled Water Is Not Tap Water, Industry Argues | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green

The International Bottled Water Association on Wednesday took on what it described as a "a myth repeated by some anti-bottled water activists that bot...

Would You Pay $5 For A Glass Of Water?

Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

Would you pay five dollars for a glass of water if the water came from a $6000 Italian-made system that filtrates, chills and carbonates tap water? If...

Another Cost of Bottled Water: Environmental Injustice and Inequity

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is new and growing evidence that the failure to provide safe drinking water, or the fear (or reality) of contamination in tap water that forces people to buy bottled water, imposes special financial burdens on poor and minority communities.

Sustainability Isn't a Four-Letter Word -- It's a Fourteen Letter Word

Brandon Boyd | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Brandon Boyd

The word 'Sustainability' is quite evocative isn't it? Not so much so as words like, 'Murder', 'Socialist', 'Sex' or 'Religion'. But what it shares with these other rabble rousing terms is that it evokes something different in each person the word is fired at.

Five Products Facing Consumer Backlash

Wallet Pop | Ian N. Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumer history is littered with products, gadgets and items that consumers love to love, only to later hate them. Remember margarine, the Atkins Die...

Hydros Bottle Is Gift Of 2010

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

Hydros is more than a company -- it is an investor in solving the global water crisis. We should all take the extra step and buy bottles that provide an extra layer of safety and health.

Seattle University Bans Bottled Water | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Some schools have banned junk food or soda, but one local university says no to bottled water. The only place you'll find water on the Seattle Univ...

Cleaning House the Old-Fashioned Way

Michael McGown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael McGown

There are great cleaning products available today that don't need any more water than what is available from your own tap.

Think Outside the Bottle

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

This blog was originally posted at TheSocioCapitalist. My dad has always wondered about bottled water. He jokes that if he went to a bottled water f...

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.