Bottled Water Companies Pay Next to Nothing to Siphon Freshwater From Pristine Lake

Bottled Water Companies Pay Next to Nothing to Siphon Freshwater From Pristine Lake

ecowatch.com 27 Mar '17, 5pm

Environmentalists in New Zealand are increasingly angered that bottled water companies are extracting and exporting the country's pristine and finite freshwater sources for private profit—and paying very little for this privilege. As the Guardian reported, Coca-Cola, "which has an annual revenue of over $60bn, last year paid NZ$40,000 to the local council for the right to extract up to 200 cubic meters of water a day" from Blue Spring in Putaruru, which is considered a national treasure. Additionally, the company Alpine Pure is proposing to take millions of liters of glacial water from Lake Greaney and Lake Minim Mere in the UNESCO World H...

#CLIMATE #p2 Trump’s environmental executive order is everything we feared. https://t.co/4Cu57NcabI

grist.org 28 Mar '17, 3am

Trump’s environmental executive order is everything we feared. A senior White House official confirmed that President Trump will start rollin...

When communities organize, we win. Thank you #Maryland for leading the way #DontFrackMD

350.org 28 Mar '17, 12am

“Despite Trump’s efforts to block climate action and roll back protections for people and the planet, communities in Maryland took matters in...

Amazon tribe has the healthiest hearts ever studied

treehugger.com 27 Mar '17, 5pm
Amazon tribe has the healthiest hearts ever studied

Heart attacks and strokes are virtually unknown among the Tsimane people of the Bolivian rainforest. What can we learn from this? The Tsimane...

Sierra Club Hits Milestone of 25 Cities Now Committed to 100% Renewable Energy

cleantechnica.com 27 Mar '17, 9pm

The milestone was hit when the cities of Madison, Wisconsin, and Abita Springs, Louisiana, made the commitment. This news is particularly exc...

Energy

Towards a Low-carbon Future: Bi-lateral Collaboration Between the UK and US

Towards a Low-carbon Future: Bi-lateral Collaboration Between the UK and US

renewableenergyworld.com 27 Mar '17, 1pm

Towards the end of lunch, we began to focus on what would be necessary to test the partnership theory. One member of the group, in particular...

ANALYSIS: Learn more about what we're watching in the #mnleg #energy omnibus bills.

ANALYSIS: Learn more about what we're watching in the #mnleg #energy omnibus bills.

fresh-energy.org 27 Mar '17, 8pm

(House). Clean Air Act Settlement funds would now be restricted to allocations first approved by the legislation. Minnesota is due up to $47 ...

Did you know #windpower is on track to supply 10% of US electricity by 2020?

awea.org 27 Mar '17, 7pm

Navigant Consulting: Wind industry could drive a quarter million American jobs by 2020 – end of Trump’s first term AWEA data show industry br...

Fashion

This incredible forest park lets you trampoline in the treetops

inhabitat.com 27 Mar '17, 1pm
This incredible forest park lets you trampoline in the treetops

Imagine if your next trip to the forest allowed you to meander hidden pathways into the treetops, swing on hammocks, and bounce on giant tram...

'Inactive' brain cells might control a major part of our mentality

mnn.com 27 Mar '17, 7pm
'Inactive' brain cells might control a major part of our mentality

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a purpose for many of our ...

Is this the start of an SDG reporting boom?

greenbiz.com 27 Mar '17, 10am
Is this the start of an SDG reporting boom?

Measuring the not-so-easy-to-measure long has been a trick of the sustainability trade. From ...

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