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Protest at Portland, ME Law Firm

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On Friday, November 14, 2008, Maine youth teamed with Native Forest Network and Defending Water for Life to protest a Portland law firm for its role in the commodification of Maine’s groundwater.

People from across Maine brought trash bags full of empty plastic water bottles to […]

Beware Of Water Wars (Times of India editorial)

[Comment: Glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau feed water into the Mekong River Basin. Global warming is and will continue to endanger the glaciers. Although this climate-driven threat to the water supply of the hugely populated Mekong River Basin is still in its early stages, tensions in the Basin are already moving toward conflict. Lance; also […]

Slumping bottled water market results in layoffs

Nestle’s biggest lever with rural communities has always been the promise of jobs, yet what happens to those jobs when the market slows, yet the demand for profits doesn’t?

Nestle Lays Off 78% of Calistoga Workforce


Wells caps tapping water

By Emma Bouthillette, Kennebunk Post, Nov. 21, 2008

During the Nov. 4 election, 68 percent of Wells voters voted to enact a 180-day moratorium on all water extraction activities allowing time to develop a town ordinance in regard to water extraction.

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“There is a virulent strain of optimism among activists as community […]

Bottling Plant Rejection Challenged in Court (FL)


Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?


Tap water: A smarter choice than bottled water


Profligate Water Use in the U.S. Is Fueling the Flight of Mexicans Across the Border

Green lawns, swimming pools, and corporate farms in the desert Southwest are taking their toll on our neighbors to the south.

By Jo-Shing Yang, AlterNet. November 11, 2008.


Bottled Drink Industry Dries Up

Calistoga Beverage Company (Nestle) announces plan to cut 78% of workforce


Wells, Maine Votes Down Corporate Water (press release)