#waterroundup for June 1st, 2018

Happy June!

Summer is upon us, and with it comes a season of water fueled fun. Let’s take a look at the big water news from the past week!


How Coke spun the public on its water use

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola announced a plan to recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, citing its success with a similar and much-touted program for sustainable water use. But a year-long investigation reveals that the company has been grossly exaggerating its water record.

Our favorite piece from this week wasn’t about water expressly, but does take a really great look at the issues around it. The Verge did a deep dive on some of Coca-Cola’s marketing practices surrounding their promises on water and largely, they don’t hold up.

Ultimately, with water such an increasingly important topic, corporations are flocking to it for their own good, but they’re clouding out alot in the process._


Too many Californians lack safe drinking water. Here’s how to supply the have-nots

Water bottles line the entrance to Foothill Intermediate School in Loma Rica, Calif., in 2016. Lead in the school’s drinking water frequently rises to unhealthy levels, forcing district officials to haul in bottled water until they find the source of the contamination and eliminate it.

Access to safe drinking watar is at the top of the docket around the country. In response to a crisis in California, some of the state’s top officials have some things to say about it.


Too many Californians lack safe drinking water. Here’s how to supply the have-nots

Water bottles line the entrance to Foothill Intermediate School in Loma Rica, Calif., in 2016. Lead in the school’s drinking water frequently rises to unhealthy levels, forcing district officials to haul in bottled water until they find the source of the contamination and eliminate it.

With access to reliable water sources an increasing issue, California is looking to adress another of it’s water problems. New legislation signed by Governer Jerry Brown looks to address that issue by imposing new usage restrictions.


California adopts legislation aimed at permanently boosting water conservation

CLOSE California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday establishing new statewide standards to encourage water conservation. The two bills will set water-efficiency goals for water suppliers throughout the state. The governor said the measures will help California be better prepared for future droughts and the effects of climate change.

New research is showing that water is even more complex than you may think. With two molecularly distinct forms of water out there, a whole new world of water has suddenly appeared.


There Are Two Kinds of Water in Every Glass, Thanks to Quantum Physics

In every glass of water you drink, there are two kinds of H2O. And scientists have shown that they have significantly different chemical properties. All water molecules are made of a single bulky oxygen atom and two smaller hydrogen atoms, sticking up at angles like Mickey Mouse ears.

Luxury water is the thing we all love — and love to loathe — so Quartz took a little look at what it is, and what it means to be driniking it.

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