by Zoey Shipley and Monica Medina As many Michigan citizens pay exorbitant prices for drinking water, Nestlé Corporation will continue to extract 400 gallons of water per minute (a 60% increase over its original permit) from a well in western Michigan for which they pay only $200 a year. Last week, an administrative judge overruled […]Continue Reading 486 words
Activists from California to Florida have been fighting bottled water companies who tap local aquifers, pay very little for the right to do so, and end up depleting aquifers in order to sell that water to consumers in plastic bottles. Now Washington state might soon become the first in the nation to ban water bottling […]Continue Reading 475 words
A new study from the Army War College found that the “Army is precipitously close to mission failure concerning hydration of the force in a contested arid environment” and needs to “reinvest aggressively in technologies both in-house and commercial off the shelf in the next 5-10 years to keep pace with rising global temperatures, especially those arid areas in or poised for conflict.”
Why This Matters: This is not just a problem for years in the future — the military is already experiencing it today. As we reported earlier this month, at a U.S. Air Force Base in Qatar, on hot days, servicemembers can only work for 10 minutes of each hour and they must drink 2 bottles of water during the same hour. And NBC News and Inside Climate News reported last summer that an increasing number of service members are suffering from heat-related illnesses.Continue Reading 462 words
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For Earth Week, PepsiCo launched a new initiative as part of their “Beyond the Bottle” campaign to reduce single-use plastic bottle consumption. We caught up with Scott Finlow, the Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo Food Service to ask him more about the company’s efforts to change how they deliver drinking water products. ODP: The new […]Continue Reading 875 words
- bottled water
- disaster assistance
- drinking water
- Kansas City
- Missouri River
Last weekend, Missouri River flood waters in Kansas City overwhelmed city water treatment plants and the City was required by law to notify citizens that their drinking water had failed to meet a state safety standard.Continue Reading 487 words