Tag: Water

Old Dog Thoughts- Real Drought denied, Real Corporate sharks denied. The water market. Coal gone and Jobs on.

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Cotton grower Anthony Barlow pleads guilty to illegal pumping of Murray Darling water – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Cotton growing in a field.

A cotton farmer has pleaded guilty to illegally pumping water from the Murray-Darling Basin, after he was charged following an ABC Four Corners investigation.

via Cotton grower Anthony Barlow pleads guilty to illegal pumping of Murray Darling water – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry’s Predatory Marketing Practices

Fake News this is Fake

The industry spends billions of dollars per year convincing Americans that bottled water is safer than tap—even though more than two-thirds of the product comes from municipal water sources

via Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry’s Predatory Marketing Practices

Using stolen water to irrigate stolen land | +972 Magazine

Settlers are trying to spin water shortages as a problem that affects both Palestinians and Jews in the same manner. That couldn’t be further from the truth. By Dror Etkes The recent reports on water crisis in Palestinian areas of the West Bank were accompanied by a story of another water shortage: this time in Israeli settlements. Let’s get one thing straight — there has never been a “water shortage” in the settlements. When settlers open up the tap at home or in their garden, the amount and quality of the water is identical to that which comes out in…

Source: Using stolen water to irrigate stolen land | +972 Magazine

4 Billion People at Risk as ‘Water Table Dropping All Over the World’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

A new analysis reveals that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought, affecting 4 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—and will be “one of the most difficult and important challenges of this century.”

Source: 4 Billion People at Risk as ‘Water Table Dropping All Over the World’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

PepsiCo’s Bottled ‘Tap’ Water 2000 Times the Cost of a Gallon of Gas AnonHQ

According to Business Insider, the bottled water industry “grossed a total of $11.8 billion on 9.7 billion gallons [of water] in 2012…” equivalent to 2,000 times the cost of tap water per gallon and the regular cost of gasoline. PepsiCo’s Aquafina brand was discovered to …

Source: PepsiCo’s Bottled ‘Tap’ Water 2000 Times the Cost of a Gallon of Gas AnonHQ

Australia’s Shame

 

Ten weeks dry: water is still a privilege, not a right, in Indigenous Australia

The Utopia homelands was once one of the healthiest Indigenous communities. Now it’s plagued by scabies because of water shortages. And that’s just the beginning

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21-year-old Naronda William Loy with her one-year-old daughter Karlishia Raggatt, at their home in Mosquito Bore, Utopia, in 2011. Photograph: AAP

Two weeks ago, reports emerged that the Utopia Homelands, a Northern Territory Indigenous community put in the spotlight by John Pilger’s recent film, was suffering acute water shortages after a bore at Amengernternenh collapsed during council maintenance works. The Urapuntja health service and several communities have had little to no access to water and sanitation for 10 whole weeks. Fifty kids have no drinking water at their school.

Australia is a wealthy country and the idea of entire communities not having proper access to clean water is unthinkable – even with the droughts we experience. That water is still considered to be a privilege and not a right for some Aboriginal communities speaks volumes about how little this country has progressed when it comes to addressing Indigenous disadvantage.