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The Reason to Never Buy Bottled Water that No One Talks About

The Reason to Never Buy Bottled Water that No One Talks About | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Taking on the bottled water industry in support of wildlife everywhere is not going to be an easy task, but it is certainly one you can start at home with each individual sip of water you drink.

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Did you know that your consumption of bottled water is contributing to the senseless deaths of birds, fish, insects, marine, and other wildlife around the globe? There are so many valid reasons for you to stop buying bottled water.

 

Health Tips:  Stop harming Mother Nature by polluting oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, landfills, and stop helping the oil companies by purchasing any plastic, including plastic water bottles. Making water bottles requires 17 million gallons of oil a year, just in the U.S. alone. Are you aware that it takes 1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to fully degrade?

 

Petition your State Legislators and Say NO in your communities where bottled water companies, such as Nestle and others  have and continue to divert water resources for their own usage, thereby depriving communities of their true water source.

 

Bottled water is either just tap water or water from other water sources. Tap water is NOT a good source of drinking water in most communities in this country. 

 

The infrastructure and pipes in many communities are decades old and the municipal water companies year end reports fail to tell the whole story related to these chemical substances in your water: chlorine, chloramines, lead, mercury, industrial pollutants, pharmaceutical residues, emerging contaminants, bacteria, and viruses. Many municipal water companies also add fluoride which is a known neurotoxin.

 

Consider what happened in Flint, MI. This scenario is occurring in many other cities in the U.S. today. Protect the health of your children and your family with a water filter/drinking water system that is cost effective, offers guaranteed performance, and has been tested and Certified by NSF International. Consider Multipure where you can taste the difference.

 

Please contact this subscriber for more information.

 

Read more about “the reason to Never Buy Bottled Water That No One Talks About” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Malorie Macklin.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/water-for-your-great-health site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.co/wisdomfromthewell

 

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What’s driving the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves?

What’s driving the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves? | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
This year’s rapid loss of sea ice around Antarctica may make the floating ice shelves along the coast of the continent even more vulnerable to collapse, and a  Hemisphere climate cycle known as the Southern Annular Mode is probably a factor in the equation.

Just during the past 50 years, more than 28,000 square kilometers of ice shelves have crumbled along the Antarctic Peninsula, and one of the last remaining large ice shelves looks set to shed another piece about as large as Delaware. A new study led by Colorado State University scientists offers some new information on climate processes in the region.
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#HowGreenAmI: Is a life without palm oil possible? | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 03.02.2017

#HowGreenAmI: Is a life without palm oil possible? | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 03.02.2017 | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Palm oil is practically everywhere, whether it be food, cosmetics or gasoline. And it is not always easy to identify. So I decided to understand this ubiquitous stuff better. Turns out, I was naive.
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Salt poses threat to Senegal's Siné Saloum Delta wetlands | DW Environment | DW.COM | 02.02.2017

Salt poses threat to Senegal's Siné Saloum Delta wetlands | DW Environment | DW.COM | 02.02.2017 | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
In Senegal, seawater seeping into underground fresh water aquifers is slowly increasing soil salinity causing havoc for farming communities living near wetlands rich in biodiversity.
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#FF #Duke Energy to hand out bottled water in North #Carolina after wells polluted #pollution

#FF #Duke Energy to hand out bottled water in North #Carolina after wells polluted #pollution | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Company says move stems from ‘abundance of caution’ after potentially toxic chemicals found in wells near sites where electricity giant stores coal waste

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 3, 9:17 AM
Not so long ago, in not so far away of a land, this event happened. Trump isn't risking his safe local drinking water by rolling back regulations to prevent these events with spills and leaks. we need to pipe this to an unlined pond on his golf course then under fund those that might have shown up to monitor the situation and make the mining company play fair in the community. I guess cleaning up spills does create more jobs.
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Protecting Ghana's tropical forest | eco@africa | DW.COM | 30.01.2017

Protecting Ghana's tropical forest | eco@africa | DW.COM | 30.01.2017 | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Extensive deforestation in Ghana has prompted the emergence of a program to raise awareness of the problem and train rural communities to set up their own legal milling businesses.
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The wetlands along the river Rhine struggle to recover from human engineering | DW Environment | DW.COM | 02.02.2017

The wetlands along the river Rhine struggle to recover from human engineering | DW Environment | DW.COM | 02.02.2017 | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The Rhine River once curled and turned, flooding and receding to support a rich mosaic of forests, meadows and marshes. Straightening the river out has been disastrous for its wetlands.
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Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year, study shows 

Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year, study shows  | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year with dozens of particles becoming embedded in tissues, scientists have warned, in findings described as 'sobering' by the Prince of Wales.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 29, 1:10 PM
Yep...we are working on our own assessments, following it up through the food web.  This is a great starter risk assessment.
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What Honeybees Have Taught Me About Xenophobia -

These days, I make my living teaching kids, and the adults who teach them, about the food system in the San Francisco Bay Area. The essence of my work is to help people discover the basics of how to grow and cook food, as well as how to uncover the story behind each bite of food that we eat. Recently, I learned that the word selected as “word of the year” for 2016 by Dictionary.com was xenophobia, a “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” Learning this prompted me to ask myself if xenophobic bias has in any way underpinned the way in which I teach about food and food systems, or how I approach working on our family farm. If it had, I told myself, I wanted to dig that xenophobia out by the roots and trash it (or perhaps compost it)! What I found on this inner journey was not what I sought, but it did lead me back to my home and gave me a new perspective on my dad’s honey bees.

As expected, the topics of bees and pollination naturally arise when unveiling the story of food. And for over a decade, despite having been raised by a beekeeper, I realize that I have been promoting a perspective that is anti-foreigner. I’ve been known to say things to my students like “honey bees are not a native species,” and “we should really be paying more attention to the plight of our native bees.” While these statements are both true, they are problematic because they can easily be interpreted to mean that something is bad because it is not native. Yes, the perspective I have maintained for years can even be interpreted as xenophobic!
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Pollution from China disrupts ocean ecosystems

Pollution from China disrupts ocean ecosystems | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Pollution from Chinese factories is changing the nutrient balance in the ocean, say scientists who studied depositions of chemicals and plankton blooms in the East China Sea. These waters are increasingly threatened by harmful algal blooms that choke off vital fish populations, according to the new study, led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.

“There has been massive growth in emissions from China’s factories and cars over the past few decades, and what comes out of the smokestacks and tailpipes tends to be richer in nitrogen than phosphorus,” said Katherine Mackey, assistant professor of Earth system science at UCI and lead author of the study, published recently in Frontiers in Marine Science.
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Warming ocean waters off Alaska bring widespread ecological changes, with more expected

Warming ocean waters off Alaska bring widespread ecological changes, with more expected | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
As the global climate heats up, so do the ocean waters off Alaska, meaning big changes for marine ecosystems and bad news for some species. Scientists gathered in Anchorage last week for the Alaska Marine Science Symposium at the Hotel Captain Cook reviewed new research probing those changes and what may be ongoing shifts in the marine ecosystem. Here are some of their findings.
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Facebook Live with Julie Andersen on November 22nd

Facebook Live with Julie Andersen on November 22nd | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Every year, 70 million sharks are killed to fuel the trade of shark fins.
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Selling Shark Fins Is Now A Crime In Rhode Island

Selling Shark Fins Is Now A Crime In Rhode Island | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it

A state law banning the ownership and trade of shark fins kicked in on Jan. 1


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Is America's most common pesticide responsible for killing our bees?

Is America's most common pesticide responsible for killing our bees? | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
A growing body of studies shows that neonics threaten the health of honey bees, but some argue there’s not enough evidence to justify an outright ban
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After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife. — The Daily Climate

After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife. — The Daily Climate | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Scientists are seeing an uptick of the legacy toxic in Great Lakes fish and birds. Warming waters are the suspected culprit. More coal will make it worse.
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Spruce beetles still on the march in Colorado

Spruce beetles still on the march in Colorado | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Spruce beetles continued to expand in Colorado in 2016, at least in part due to global warming and drought, as well as the density of old-growth spruce forests.

In all, spruce beetles were active across 350,000 acres of higher-elevation stands of Engelmann spruce statewide, including about 136,000 acres of new activity, causing widespread tree mortality, according to the results of the latest aerial surveys conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service. Since 1996, spruce beetle outbreaks have caused tree mortality on more than 1.7 million acres in Colorado.
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Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals 

Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals  | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The City of Phoenix, AZ and Recyclebank, a company that pioneered and patented an education and incentives platform to help cities encourage residents to make sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, formally announced today that they will be teaming up to amplify the city’s “Reimagine Phoenix” initiative, a program aimed at diverting 40 percent of the city’s waste from landfills by 2020.

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Over 1.5 million residents in Phoenix will be educated to reduce, reuse, recycle and reconsider eco-friendly consumption choices. Are your products adapted to this growing need?

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Will turtles and tourism always be at loggerheads?

Will turtles and tourism always be at loggerheads? | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
This is Laganas, the main tourist town in the Ionian island of Zakynthos. As the name suggests, Laganas was once a lagoon, and thirty years ago supported one of the largest flamingo colonies in Europe. Now it’s a depressing strip of poor quality apartments and tourist clutter; all moped rental places, tacky bars and run down clubs. The decline of the Greek economy lends a sense of desperation and the turtles are one of the few things the town still has going for it.
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Iraq's wetland paradise under threat | DW Environment | DW.COM | 01.02.2017

Iraq's wetland paradise under threat | DW Environment | DW.COM | 01.02.2017 | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Climate change, dams and poor water policy could finish off the Mesopotamian Marshes Saddam Hussein once sought to destroy. With them, rich ecosystems and the unique Marsh Arab culture would be lost.
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Canaries in the climate change coal mine

Canaries in the climate change coal mine | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
I challenge any partisan climate change denier to travel to Alaska and tell the residents of the 31 communities shown on the map depicted above that climate change isn't real. It's easy to sit behind a microphone and blow steam or to makes stupid claims on the floor of the Senate, but it is a…

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Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas

Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Master Plan for California Marine Protected Areas

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How SC farmers are helping to save honey bees

How SC farmers are helping to save honey bees | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Honey bees are responsible for the pollination of about one third of the food crops we eat – from peaches and berries to tomatoes, cucumbers and squash.

According to the South Carolina Beekeepers Association, the annual value of farm cash receipts from agricultural crops in South Carolina that require bee pollination is more than $25 million. And while the honey bee may not be close to extinction, the number of managed honey bee colonies in the United States has dropped by half over the past 60 years, to less than 2.4 million colonies today.
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World’s Largest Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, Apparently Mulling $5 Billion Renewable Investment

World’s Largest Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, Apparently Mulling $5 Billion Renewable Investment | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it

The world’s largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, is apparently mulling over as much as $5 billion in renewable energy investments as part of plans to diversify from crude oil production


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Likely effects of a trade war for U.S. agriculture? Sad! | IFPRI

Likely effects of a trade war for U.S. agriculture? Sad! | IFPRI | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
American farmers and ranchers overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in the recent presidential election, citing their concerns with overly burdensome regulations and their belief that the he was the best candidate to lead the country over the next four years. Yet, that support came despite campaign promises to levy taxes against China’s exports to the United States, to renegotiate NAFTA, to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization if membership in the global trade body interferes with his plan to impose penalties on companies that move American production offshore. Early actions taken by President Trump, such as the appointment of so-called trade hawks to key trade positions, more tough talk on China, and the White House’s flirtation with imposing a 20 percent tariff on Mexican goods, ostensibly to pay for the proposed border wall, suggest the aggressive stance taken in the campaign will likely carry over to his new administration.

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97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides

97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The EPA released its first rigorous nationwide analysis Wednesday of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than

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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 1, 10:07 AM
Many endangered species threatened?
Eben Lenderking's curator insight, February 1, 5:15 PM

How much longer can we expect to get even this much info out of the EPA?