Stories by Elizabeth Royte

Elizabeth Royte is the author of Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash and Bottlemania: How Water Went On Sale and Why We Bought It. subscribe to Elizabeth Royte's feed

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source: The Nation

As the largest private landholders in shale areas, farmers are being approached by companies eager to extract oil and gas from beneath their properties. Already, some are regretting it.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Instead, we must fix our municipal systems and, most important of all, better protect our watersheds from chemical and other pollution.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The message of the exhibit, sponsored by the largest garbage company, is that we needn't radically change our lifestyle or our way of thinking.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

More and more cities are implementing "toilet to tap" programs as the answer to our water crisis. But is it the best and safest option?

Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

In the U.S., 89.3 percent of tap water is deemed safe, but what if you're one of the 29 million people whose water missed the mark?

Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: Bloomsbury USA

Elizabeth Royte's new book explains why bottled water is one of the greatest marketing coups of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source:

There are many threats to drinking water in the Heartland, but the biggest one is agriculture.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2006, Source: OnEarth Magazine

An aging population and our growing addiction to pharmaceuticals may have disastrous consequences for our water supply.