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Stop Drinking Bottled Water Now! (Infographic)

Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Clark Howard

Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post....

Teaching Kids (and the Rest of Us) About the Oil Spill

Jenn Sturiale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenn Sturiale

I spied a disposable water bottle nearby, and it struck me: what better, more direct way to teach kids-- and adults, for that matter-- about how we've gotten ourselves into this mess in the first place?

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Reduce My Oil Footprint?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Seeing what's happening w...

Concord Bans Bottled Water Sales, Cites Oil Used To Make Bottles

WCVB Boston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CONCORD, Mass. -- The town of Concord has banned the sale of bottled drinking water in town beginning in 2011....

Earth Day: Cool Alternatives to Bottled Water

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jill Donenfeld

Americans buy more than $22 billion worth of plastic water bottles every year--that's more than 70 million bottles consumed daily. And worse, only 17 percent of those are recycled.

Cash-Strapped U Of California Spends Millions On Bottled Water

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of California system, drenched in economic peril, has resorted to exorbitant student fee increases and significantly changed its admiss...

5 Green Living Resolutions You Can Handle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Welcome to 2009! The year of the eco-ox. On the off chance that you're still recovering from too many libations and you haven't had a moment to write ...

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.

'Bottled And Sold': Selling Bottled Water, The Modern Medicine Show

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter H. Gleick

The history of marketing water with extravagant and questionable claims goes back centuries - indeed many of the early "medicine show" and "snake oil" salesmen were effectively marketing water, mixed with "special" ingredients.

Jason Linkins

Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions With Pretend Journalism (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The bottled water industry, fighting back against accusations that they are a significant contributor to environmental degradation, has released this magical video of glorious greenwashing.

Water Regs with Teeth, or More of the Same? Corporate Social Responsibility, or Bluewashing?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Originally published on The Green Fork. Monday, The New York Times' Charles Duhigg wrote about the Environmental Protection Agency's World Water Day ...

WORLD WATER DAY: The Water Bottle Lie and Your Health (VIDEO)

Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.

We urge all of you to take a stand and not only demand more strict regulation by the FDA but also find safer and environmentally conscious alternatives to bottled water.

World Water Day Webcast With Annie Leonard And Elizabeth Royte

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In honor of World Water Day, this Wednesday, March 24th at 8pm EST, HuffPost Blogger Kerry Trueman will be holding a live Vokle chat with Story Of Stu...

Using Misleading Science to Fool the Public: Bottled Water, BP's Gulf Oil Spill, and Climate Change

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

Here are three examples from recent interactions between policy and science where science and statistics are being misused in a similar manner to mislead the public and policy makers.

The Cost of Bottled Water

Ed Begley Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Begley Jr.

Not only does bottled water take valuable water resources from locations around the country that need them, but it uses huge amounts of fossil fuel to bottle and deliver it, leaving in its wake a literal ocean of unrecycled plastics.

Clean Water, at Any Rate

Robin Madel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robin Madel

There are a number of proposed and existing options to help meet some of the funding needs for public drinking water and wastewater utilities, none of which involve raising rates to households or businesses.

Save Those Presidents

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Presidents' Day sales are so retro. Get with it, and save presidents in the 21st century fashion. The Presidents' Day holiday was officially establish...


Raj Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Raj Patel

Often, things that seem cheap -- bottled water, fish fingers, Google searches -- are quite expensive if we consider their full environmental, labour and health costs.

Water On The Moon: When Do We Move?

Robin Madel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robin Madel

In the U.S. we're blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it.

Eco Etiquette: 6 Tips For (More) Eco-Friendly Flying

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I generally try to be eco-conscious, but it always seems like all bets are off when I have to fly somewhere. Obviously, air travel itself is bad for t...

Water Power

Jonathan M. Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan M. Winer

In covering personalities and events, Solomon suggests that societies that know how to take advantage of new ways of using water dominate their time, while those that fail to address water crises disintegrate.

The Merits of a Plas-Tax Over a Bo-Tax

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

The Bo-Tax is being touted as a way to help solve the health care budget crisis, presumably because a very small percentage of cosmetic procedures are covered under some insurance plans (unfortunately, not mine).

Take Back the Tap and Keep Supporting Municipal Water Systems

Robin Madel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robin Madel

A recent New York Times article might give some people the impression that tap water is not always safe. Before consumers rush to buy with bottle water, there are a few points to consider.

Another Gift to the Bottled Water Industry

Elizabeth Royte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Royte

We must fix our municipal systems -- upgrade treatment plants to remove contaminants, repair pipes and better protect our watersheds from pollution.

How Far Does Your Bottle Of Water Travel To Reach You?

Mother Jones | —Rachel Morris and Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We charted the miles per bottle for nine top water brands....