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

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

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 ...

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.

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 | Home
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....

Eco Etiquette: Roommate Recycling Woes; Guests vs. Mosquitoes

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Dear Eco Etiquette: I have a roommate who insists on buying bottled water. I've sent her various statistics and pictures about how harmful the produc...

Desperate Bottled Water Industry Battles Trend Toward Tap (VIDEO)

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

As concerns mount over bottled water's impacts on the environment and human health, bottled water sales are beginning to dry up.

Eco-chic? Or cheap chic?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Environmental Working Group has just released a bottled water scorecard that grades almost 200 brands for labels or websites that disclose their sources, treatment methods and results of contaminant testing

Bottled Water Takes a Blow Down Under, & Below the Belt

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Will Nick Kristof's below-the-belt exposé resonate in the Beltway, which suffers inordinately from an absence of balls and an abundance of little pricks?

Planet Earth: Difficult Times, Insatiable Appetites ... Doomed?

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janice Taylor

We human beings are pretty crude creatures. We want more, more, more. We have insatiable appetites. We do everything in excess, in both our personal and collective lives.

Green News Report - June 18, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT:: Energy legislation fight now moves to the Senate; Climate change outlook now worse than before; Libby, MT now a "public hea...

Venice Mayor To Residents: Switch To Tap Water | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Italians are the leading consumers of bottled water in the world, drinking more than 40 gallons per person annually. But as their environmental consci...

Germans and Their Scornful View of Tap Water

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Germans are brainwashed into drinking bottled water, and requests for tap water at a restaurant are often met with scorn, sour expressions, or downright refusal.