Times are tough at the University of California, the New York Times reports. The state's budget crisis has led to cuts, layoffs and higher student fees. It is enough to drive someone to drink--as long as it's not plain old tap water. Even though money is tight, the university has spent about $2 million in recent years on brand name, commercially produced and delivered bottled water to campuses in San Francisco and Berkeley. With both cities boasting some of the nation's highest-quality drinking water, critics see bottled water as a questionable expense that is bad for the environment. "Bottled water...

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