drinking water

Gavin Newsom smirk (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

California’s Gavin Newsom Proposes Tax on Drinking Water in First Budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed his first budget for the state on Friday, and it includes a tax on drinking water. The budget, titled “California for All,” declares drinking water a “fundamental right,” and adds: “The Budget includes short-term measures

A Palestinian boy carries a basket loaded with bottles that he has filled from taps delivering drinking water for free on March 22, 2016 in the town of Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Gaza Sewage Causes Water Crisis

TEL AVIV – Millions of gallons of sewage from Gaza poured every day into the Mediterranean is destroying Palestinian and Israel’s freshwater supplies as well as local fishing zones, the Associated Press reported.

With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-E

EPA: Fracking Hasn’t Caused Any Widespread Harm to Drinking Water

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained.

Ethos (Paul Swansen / Flickr / CC)

Drought: Starbucks to Stop Bottling Water in California

In an official statement, Starbucks has announced that it will stop bottling water in drought-stricken California and will move production–and jobs–to Pennsylvania to produce the Ethos brand of water that it sells in thousands of coffee shops.