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Grabbing Water From Future Generations: Many of the world's aquifers are being pumped dry to support unsustainable agriculture.

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Fred Pearce in India for National Geographic News originally published November 30, 2012.  This piece is part of Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater, a special National Geographic Freshwater News series on how grabbing land—and water—from poor people, desperate governments, and

Good News Bad News: Bottled-Water Price War Heats Up as Demand Falls

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported: "Bottled-water makers have stepped up a months-long price war this summer to win back customers who have turned on the tap to save money and reduce environmental waste."

First reaction - great news, people are paying attention (and maybe the change in the economic circumstances of millions has helped change their thinking about the practicality of bottled water)!  Second reaction - oops, lower prices will mean higher consumption.  

Recommended site: BantheBottle.net

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Here's a great blog I just discovered and really like alot.  Lots of good stories about ban the bottle campaigns that are going on in many places, and tools and information for starting your own.  And here is some of the information this site provides:

 The recommended eight glasses of water a day, at U.S. tap rates equals about $.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400.

SAFE WATER: The New Pepsi Challenge

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by John Bain (GoodB's Green Blogger)  The plastic bottle may soon be going the way of the professional fracker.

PepsiCo recently announced a new bottle made entirely of plant material – that’s right, PepsiCo, and this thing is 100% made from plants. As a bonus, the production of the bottle employs things you once thought were waste products – corn husks and the like.  

Reusable Water Bottles = Triple Bonus

From the Heal the Bay website:

Today’s guest blogger is Melissa Aguayo, Heal the Bay’s Speakers Bureau Manager

The New Year is just around the corner, and we all know what that means… New Year’s resolutions.

Just say no to bottled water, say Linfield College students

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Two Linfield College students recently produced “Tap That,” a short documentary that warns of the dangers of bottled water. They have been sharing their views on campus and public radio, and would like to see the product banned from schools across the state.

Linfield College students Annika Yates, left, and Collin Morris are working to ban bottled water on campusLinfield College students Annika Yates, left, and Collin Morris are working to ban bottled water on campus
Linfield College students Annika Yates, left, and Collin Morris are working to ban bottled water on campus

Strengthen Your Water Activism

From the Jane Goodall Institute:  Want to get political on water issues? Check out these websites before getting started. They’re packed full of tools and resources that will help you understand the issues, provide opportunities for action, keep you up to date on the latest water news and events, support your activities, and connect you to activists around the globe.