The BBC's Spending on Bottled Water + and 5 More Water Stories of the Week

This month has been named Blue August on TreeHugger and Planet Green with tons of content dedicated to the state of our oceans, coral reefs, sealife and waterways. Use the Blue August tag to discover all our great posts on these subjects, like Jaymi's revelation this week that the BBC are spending $670 000 annually on bottled water! This week on TH Blog Love we take a swim around the blogosphere to see what other water worlds we can find.BBC News Online: India's water use 'unsustainable' by Richard Black
"Parts of India are on track for severe water shortages, according to results from Nasa's gravity satellites. The Grace mission discovered that in the country's north-west - including Delhi - the water table is falling by about 4cm (1.6 inches) per year."

EarthEcho: Blue August by Phillipe Cousteau
"This summer, my sister Alexandra and I are the co-hosts of Planet Green’s special television and on-line programming initiative, Blue August, an event that shines a spotlight on the critical role the oceans and water play in the health of our planet. Starting August 3, when you tune into Planet Green or go to"

Inhabitat: OFF Architecture’s Visionary Eco-Bridge Spans the Bering Strait by Daniel Flahiff
"In one of the most ambitious examples of speculative architecture of the year, Paris-based OFF Architecture recently unveiled an incredible eco-bridge spanning the Bering Strait from Russia to the United States that would facilitate international trade, protect wildlife, mitigate global warming, and promote peace."

TriplePundit: Naming the Nature Conservancy’s New Underwater Robot – Cast Your Vote! by Sarah Harper
"The Nature Conservancy is seeking to engage the public in the naming of its new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The competition began this week and will continue until midnight on August 31."

Worldchanging: The Atlas of Hidden Water
by Geoff Manaugh
"An Atlas of Hidden Water has been created to reveal where the world's freshwater aquifers really lie. "The hope," New Scientist reports, 'is that it will help pave the way to an international law to govern how water is shared around the world.'"

Tags: Blue August | Bottled Water | Drinking Water | Planet Green | Water Conservation

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