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Bottled water sales dry up; industry asks ‘why?’

Consumer backlash begins to bite, but recession also likely to blame

Karen Bleier / AFP-Getty Images file A debate over water is boiling over in the United States and elsewhere amid growing environmental concerns about bottled water and questions about safety of tap water. By Jennifer Alsever msnbc.com contributor updated 12:08 p.m. ET, Fri., […]

12:30am: Battle over water still unresolved

By MEHAK BANSIL Special to the Record-Eagle

Published: December 14, 2009 12:30 am

LANSING — Environmental interests in Michigan said the fight to stop privatization of part of Michigan’s water resources isn’t done.

Following a courtroom battle between Nestle Waters North America and environmental groups over a bottling plant in Mecosta County, the organizations are […]

In Bolivia, Water and Ice Tell of Climate Change

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL Published: December 13, 2009

EL ALTO, Bolivia — When the tap across from her mud-walled home dried up in September, Celia Cruz stopped making soups and scaled back washing for her family of five. She began daily pilgrimages to better-off neighborhoods, hoping to find water there.

Though she […]