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Peter Gleick: Fiji Water — When Environment, Politics, and Economics Collide Over Bottled Water

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Fiji Water, one of the world's most well-promoted brands of bottled water, is also one of the most secretive and private.

Peter Gleick: Sneaky Bottled Water Advertising

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Americans drink bottled water for many reasons, including fear of the tap water, convenience, taste, and relentless, pervasive advertising.

Seattle University Bans Bottled Water on Campus

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The university joins a nationwide movement to promote tap water over bottled water.

Peter Gleick: Time for a Drinking Water Fountain Renaissance

One of the reasons for the explosive growth in the sales of bottled water in the past two decades is the disappearance of public drinking water fountains.

Bulk Water Company Plans to Export to India, East Asia and the Caribbean

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‘Water has to come to the people,’ president of S2C Global tells Circle of Blue.

Q&A: Mission Plastiki—Catching Wind, Storing Rain: David de Rothschild's Quest for Pacific Plastic

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Following the Plastiki's journey 11,000 miles through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch--a Texas-sized gyre of plastic litter.

Infographic: Alaska to India Bulk Water Export Data

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Sitka, Alaska to send millions of gallons of water to India, which will then be distributed in the Middle East.

Bulk Water Exports: Alaska City Wants to Sell the World a Drink

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Water shipped in large tankers designed for oil as a supply solution to the global freshwater crisis?

Peter Gleick: Water and Misleading Advertising and Marketing--Where are the FDA and FTC?

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It should be hard to sell private water. After all, most of the people reading this blog have access, a few feet away, to unlimited, remarkably cheap, high-quality tap water from systems owned by the public.

The War on Tap Water: An Exclusive Excerpt from Peter Gleick's Bottled and Sold

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"The growth of the bottled water industry is a story about 21st century controversies and contradictions: poverty versus glitterati; perception versus reality; private gain versus public loss of the last century."

Peter Gleick: Bottled and Sold -- What's Really in our Bottled Water

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One would think and expect that bottled water would be cleaner than our tap water. But is it?

Eco-Explorer David de Rothschild Begins Trans-Pacific Journey on Catamaran of Plastic — the Plastiki

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David de Rothschild's Plastiki voyage and vessel are designed to redefine global use, and reuse, of plastic.