PepsiCo launches water bottle and flavored pod system

Read the full story at Food Dive. On the heels of its bubly sparkling water launch, PepsiCo is introducing a beverage system that includes a water bottle and flavored pods, called Drinkfinity, according to Co.Design. The new Drinkfinity brand, which officially launched in the U.S. last week, offers 12 pods. Flavors include Mango Chia Flow, Pineapple Coconut Water …

Why ‘Cloud Seeding’ is Increasingly Attractive to the Thirsty West

Read the full story at Stateline. Machines that prod clouds to make snow may sound like something out of an old science fiction movie. But worsening water scarcity, combined with new proof that “cloud seeding” actually works, is spurring more states, counties, water districts and power companies across the thirsty West to use the strategy.

Hundreds of U.S. Mayors Collectively Oppose Trump Reversal of Clean Power Plan

Read the full story at e360 Digest. Mayors from 233 U.S. cities, representing more than 51 million Americans in 46 states and territories, have released a joint letter voicing their opposition of the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan, arguing that the reversal would “put our citizens at risk and harm our efforts to …

Consumer & Industrial Products Now a Dominant Urban Air Pollution Source

Read the full story from the University of Colorado. Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle-related emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study.