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Thirsty eucalyptus trees get the chop in Kenya

[NAIROBI] Farmers in central Kenya are cutting down water-hungry eucalyptus tree species growing near water sources as a government directive aiming to save water takes effect. Environment minister, John Michuki, issued the directive three months ago in an attempt to… read more

Greenwashing water bottles

What makes Poland Springs Eco-Friendly water bottles good for nature? According to the improved label, the new eco-friendly shape “looks and feels different because it is purposely designed with an average of 30% less plastic to be easier on the… read more

Water for a warming world

Freshwater: lifeblood of the planet Freshwater is the liquid of life. Without it the planet would be a barren wasteland. The supply of water is finite, but demand is rising rapidly as population grows and as water use per capita… read more

5 Reasons Not to Drink Bottled Water

Bottled water is healthy water — right? That’s what the marketers would have us believe. Just look at the labels or the bottled water ads: deep, pristine pools of spring water; majestic alpine peaks; healthy, active people gulping down icy… read more

Biofuels worsen Hungary’s drought

Biofuel production and burning agricultural by-products in power plants contributed to Hungary’s severe drought this year, an academic expert said. Drought slashed Hungary’s maize crop by half this year but dry weather would have less impact on crops if farmers… read more