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Green tech finds: Poop-free water edition

Green tech finds: Poop-free water edition

It’s World Water Day, so in celebration, I’ve found a number of cool stories about water-related technology, including a ocean-going drone, and clean water from poop (really!).

California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

SACRAMENTO, California, August 4, 2008 (ENS) – The State of California will challenge the environmental plan for a bottled water plant that Nestle Waters North America intends to build in Siskiyou County if the company does not revise its contract to pump water from the McCloud River, says the state’s top lawyer. “It takes massive…

Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Gavin Newsom was joined Thursday at the Ferry Building by national nonprofit Food & Water Watch and local restaurant leaders who took the opportunity of United Nations’ World Water Day March 22 to follow the city’s lead by replacing bottled water with tap water. In June…

Hot Liquids Release Harmful Chemical from Plastic Bottles

Hot Liquids Release Harmful Chemical from Plastic Bottles

CINNCINNATI, Ohio, January 30, 2008 (ENS) – The clear, colorful plastic bottles often used by athletes and hikers to carry liquids release a chemical known to disrupt hormone function if the liquids they contain are hot, new research has confirmed. The endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, is released when polycarbonate plastic is exposed to…