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Corrosive Waters Emerge as New Climate Threat

Sept. 30, 2012, The Washington Post News Service with Bloomberg News

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HOMER, Alaska — Kris Holderied, who directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, says the ocean’s increasing acidity is “the reason fishermen stop me in the grocery store.”

“They say, ‘You’re with the NOAA lab, what are you doing on ocean acidification?’ ” Holderied said. “This is a coastal town that depends on this ocean, and this bay.”

This town in […]

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D.C. Water to Congress: Tap water at the inauguration, please

By , 08/23/2012 | The Washington Post

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The city’s water and sewer utility is wading into a minor controversy, urging inaugural planners to reconsider the decision to serve out-of-state bottled water at official events in January.

Earlier this month, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) — who is chairman of the 2013 Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies —announced that cobalt blue bottles of Saratoga Spring Waterwould be served at inaugural […]

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A Difficult Choice on Water

By LESLIE MACMILLAN | April 6, 2012, 3:39 PM

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/a-difficult-choice-on-water/

Arizona’s two senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl, traveled to the Navajo reservation this week to meet with Navajo and Hopi tribal leaders about a proposed water rights accord that would settle the two tribes’ claims to the Little Colorado River system.

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Mr. Kyl and Mr. McCain have introduced a bill known as the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado […]

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Environment group says it will sue to stop Garden Parkway in Charlotte, NC

By Steve Harrison sharrison@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 Link to Original Article.

On the heels of a successful lawsuit that has stopped construction of a Union County toll road, an environmental group said it will file a new federal lawsuit Tuesday to thwart another planned toll project – the Garden Parkway in Gaston County.

The Southern Environmental Law Center in Chapel Hill alleges that the N.C. Turnpike Authority did a “defective” environmental impact study for the […]

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Ivy Colleges Shunning Bottled Water Jab at $22 Billion Industry

By Andrew Theen – Mar 7, 2012 12:01 AM ET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-07/ivy-colleges-shunning-bottled-water-jab-at-22-billion-industry.html Bottled water is coming under attack on college campuses. More than 90 schools, among them Brown University and Harvard University are banning the sale or restricting the use of plastic water bottles, unnerving the $22 billion retail packaged-water industry in the U.S. The University of Vermont is the latest to join the movement, announcing in January […]

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Grand Canyon banning sales of bottled water

By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com

Activists concerned that Coca-Cola might be influencing National Park Service policy were breathing a bit easier Tuesday after the Grand Canyon National Park announced it would eliminate the sale of bottled water inside the park within 30 days.

full story here: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/07/10340196-grand-canyon-banning-sales-of-bottled-water

Ohioans Demand Fracking Moratorium at Ohio Statehouse Rally

01-10-2012

On Jan. 10, more than 250 Ohioans assembled on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to voice their opposition to hydraulic fracturing—better known as fracking—and deep injection wastewater disposal wells.

Leading the charge was State Rep. Robert Hagan (D-Youngstown), who last week called on Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) in a letter to implement an indefinite moratorium on D&L Energy’s deep injection wells in Youngstown, Ohio, which has been rocked 11 times in the past nine months […]

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Nestlé files augmentation plan for Arkansas River depletion

Joe Stone, Mail Staff Writer | Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:33 am

A substitute water supply plan filed Thursday by Nestlé Waters North America requests approval to augment out-of-priority depletions to the Arkansas River resulting from operations at Ruby Mountain Springs near Nathrop.

The request applies to the period from March 22, 2012, to March 21, 2013, and states that Nestlé will pump 196.08 acre-feet of water from the springs at a maximum rate of 200 gallons per minute […]

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Tan Claro Como Agua Turbia (As Clear as Muddy Water)

This article is about Nestle’s targetting of Latino communities to market bottled water. The article is entirely in Spanish, but you can look up more information at: http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/node/1571

Empresas promueven producto con más energía entre los consumidores hispanos Róger Lindo | 2011-11-06 | La Opinión

Universidades, grupos comunitarios y líderes latinos han iniciado una campaña para contrarrestar lo que denominan las técnicas manipulativas de las compañías embotelladoras de agua para comercializarla entre los hispanos a precios muy […]

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Coca Cola Flexes Influence to Block Grand Canyon Bottle Ban

As a major donor to the National Park Foundation, Coca Cola and the top federal parks official, Jon Jarvis, made the decision to undermine years worth of work to kick the bottle out of the Grand Canyon. Top Grand Canyon park official Stephen Martin and other officials have been working to stop the sale of bottles at the park for years. They see that bottles contribute the most to pollution of the park.

Defending Water for Life feels that favoring […]

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