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We're Blaming the Wrong People for Polluted Tap Water

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Don't blame increased levels of hexavalent chromium in our water supplies on municipal water utilities. Blame it on pollutant-dumping industries and short-sighted elected officials.

Connecting the Dots

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Illinois congressman John Shimkus dismisses global warming as being "unbiblical," claiming Genesis says God promised never again to flood the entire earth. But Shimkus doesn't seem to have learned his hymns very well.

The Business of Water, the Business of Trash

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

CNBC has created two environmentally relevant docu-reports covering the worldwide water shortage and trash/landfill problems that are so good you won't mind missing everything else.

The Chemical Marketplace Series -- Drinking It In: Is Fluoride Good for You?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With nearly 200 million Americans drinking fluoridated tap water these days, is it time to ask ourselves, do we really need the fluoridation?

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...

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?

Weighing Safety Of Weed Killer In Drinking Water, EPA Relies Heavily On Industry-Backed Studies

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Companies with a financial interest in a weed-killer sometimes found in drinking water paid for thousands of studies federal regulators are using to a...

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.

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 ...

Bottled vs. Tap -- What's the Difference?

Margaret Hyde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margaret Hyde

In my quest to consume less plastic and protect my children, I had my water tested by several companies.

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.

Moment of Clarity -- There's No Way That Is in Our Tap Water

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


What's in your water?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

One of the season's big environmental stories has been tainted tap water. The subject has recently been paid much attention by lawmakers on Capitol Hill as well as by various media outlets.

10 Tips For A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Preparing a sustainable meal can be a selfish endeavor; I guarantee you that it will be more fun, tastier and make for a good conversation at your table. However, it's also about our global community.

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.

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?

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...

A Blue Night to Support Riverkeeper

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

The skies were grey and the event was Blue but guests at the annual Riverkeeper fundraiser were feeling neither as they mingled on the pool deck of the Empire Hotel to support the charity.

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.

Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Health Spotlight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a study by the Environmental Working Group, bottled water is just as polluted as a tap water. In fact, twenty percent of bottled water ha...

Think Before You Drink...Water

Hedrick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hedrick Smith

Chemicals in consumer products are finding their way into sewers, storm drains, and eventually into our drinking water. Millions of people are drinking endocrine disruptors in their tap water.

Tap, Tap, Tap Water

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

For the last three decades, prominent restaurants have been used as a vehicle to promote this sadly wasteful product. And just like consumers, many of us have been lead to believe that what's in the bottle is somehow safer than what is in the tap.

A New Year and a New Environment

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Little measures -- recycling, driving a most fuel-efficient car, walking, biking or using public transit, and installing low-flow shower heads -- can make a huge difference.

NY Times: Tap Water Safer Than Bottled Water

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As consumers hunker down to cope with hard economic times, an environmental group in Washington has offered a suggestion for saving money: Get your wa...

Bottled Sugar Water Is Worse Than Bottled Water

EcoGeek | Hank Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm not sure why we need two dozen campaigns to fight against buying what already comes out of our faucets for free, but I have this nagging feeling t...