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The Weed Killer That Turns Male Frogs into Female Frogs Could Be in Your Tap Water

Alex Formuzis | Posted 04.21.2017 | Green
Alex Formuzis

The European Union just banned two agricultural weed killers linked to infertility, reproductive problems, and fetal development - the first-ever EU ban on endocrine-disrupting pesticides. That's good news for Europeans. But what about Americans?

The Top 10 Tap Water Cities in America

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
Rodale's Organic Life

In Louisville, Kentucky, sand and gravel filtration and hundreds of daily tests ensure that even water from the not-so-untouched Ohio River flows from taps sweet and clean.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

If It's Not Their Water Being Banned, Americans Shrug Off Safety Concerns | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- More than a week after authorities lifted the tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio, a wary Darlene Blakely is still trying to remember not to t...

Are You Drinking Drugs?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Because the pharmaceuticals register in such small amounts -- measured in parts per billion, in some cases -- health officials aren't worried about the risk to humans. But some are concerned about their effect on plants and wildlife, especially fish.

Tax a Cola, Save the Planet

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A simple policy change like the Soda Tax can help us waste less water, lower our GHG production, and lessen the pollution of our air, water and soil. It's a win-win-win: a win for the environment, a win for our children, and a win for our communities.

Big Soda Double-crosses Michelle Obama's "Drink Up" Water Program -- in Less Than 3 Months

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

For those working diligently to promote tap water consumption, all is not lost.

Coca-Cola's Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Cap the Tap" is a perfect example of the doublespeak that Big Food and Big Soda often employ. The carefully calculated veneer of wanting to be "part of the solution" and "offering choices" to consumers is negated by efforts like this one, which basically paints tap water as an enemy.

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

In The Atlantic's new video series, "Economics in Plain English," business editor Derek Thompson addresses the question of why bottled water is so exp...

World Water Day 2013

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Some thoughts for today: the bad news and good news for World Water Day. (First, I think every day should be World Water Day, not just March 22nd, but hey, that's just me.)

New Lawsuit, But Dubious Marketing Claims Nothing New for Nestlé

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

You can see how the strategy to expand its consumer base would sound good to Nestlé's investors. But wait a minute -- the company is blatantly marketing its products like bottled tap water and infant formula to the people who can least afford them?

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.

UPDATE: Congress, Tap Water, Bottled Water, and the Inauguration of the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Maybe the fact that our politicians drink bottled water and don't think anything about it helps to explain why they don't act to address the serious and growing threats to the nation's water resources.

Congress, Tap Water, Bottled Water, and the Inauguration of the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

I'd like to hear the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies state publicly why D.C. tap water is unacceptable for the next Presidential Inauguration and then explain to the public why extremely expensive bottled water from New York is the answer.

The Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water

Dr. Susanne Bennett | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susanne Bennett

These countless microorganisms and toxins in tap water can contribute to allergy symptoms and disease. Removing these chemicals from your drinking water will significantly reduce your internal toxic load and may improve your body's natural ability to deal with allergy symptoms.

Maryland Republican: Let's Sell Our Water

The Huffinton Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.07.2012 | DC

One Maryland county is considering an outside-the-box plan to raise revenue: bottling and selling its water. Anne Arundel County Councilman John Gr...

11 Things That Will Be More Expensive In 2012

Posted 12.29.2011 | Fifty

With 2012 just around the corner, we are planning resolutions and bracing for change. However, our pocketbooks will also need readjusting in preparati...

Peruvian Mayor Fears Tap Water Will Turn Town's Men Gay

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In one of the most unusual claims about homosexuality to emerge in some time, a Peruvian mayor is blaming the high mineral levels in the area's drinki...

Diners Increasingly Turn To Tap Water, Survey Says

Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

Tap water is becoming a popular drink, according to The NPD Group's new report, Beverages at Foodservice: Satisfying Our Thirst for Beverages. Out of ...

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.

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.

All The Drugs Floating In Your Drinking Water Won't Hurt You: Study

Posted 10.20.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tiny amounts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products detected in the drinking water of the nation's biggest city continue to po...

Why Tap Water No Longer Smells Like A Pig Pen

Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

Today, scientists, environmentalists and health experts are baffled by the extent to which consumers think bottled water is healthier than tap. They n...

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...

Prescription Tap Water: What Drugs Are We Taking With Our Drugs?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If you take medication with a glass of tap water, you may be getting more medicine than your doctor prescribed.