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Monsanto Throws GMO Victory Party in California

Monsanto Throws GMO Victory Party in California | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

 After a deluge of allegedly misleading advertisements paid for in large part by pesticide and biotechnology corporations, California voters defeated Proposition 37, which would have given them the right–to-know...

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Landmark Decision Approves Seismic Airgun Testing for Oil & Gas Drilling Off Atlantic Coast

Landmark Decision Approves Seismic Airgun Testing for Oil & Gas Drilling Off Atlantic Coast | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will allow extensive seismic airgun testing off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts. Seismic testing could cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ocean ecosystem, and pave the way for offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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Battle Heats Up Over Stanford’s Watering Golf Course Instead of Protecting Endangered Steelhead During Extreme Drought

Battle Heats Up Over Stanford’s Watering Golf Course Instead of Protecting Endangered Steelhead During Extreme Drought | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A battle is heating up between Stanford University and environmentalists over the increasingly controversial Searsville Dam.

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Detroit Stops Water Shutoffs For 15 Days

Detroit Stops Water Shutoffs For 15 Days | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Though officials say they aren’t backing down to pressure from protesters and other activists, Detroit announced Monday morning that it will suspend its water shutoffs for 15 days.

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A Page Out of the Climate Change Handbook

A Page Out of the Climate Change Handbook | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Gunter, climate activist, journalist and spiritual director, talks with the Green Divas about finding her own calling and how people can make a difference on an individual basis.

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11 Proven Health Benefits of Quinoa

11 Proven Health Benefits of Quinoa | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Quinoa is the world’s most popular “superfood.” It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn’t contain any gluten.

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U.S. Becomes Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia

U.S. Becomes Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Is President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy a success? Or a climate failure?

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Dockworkers Protest Crude-By-Rail Terminal and Unfair Labor Practices

Dockworkers Protest Crude-By-Rail Terminal and Unfair Labor Practices | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In remembrance of the one-year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train tragedy that killed 47 people, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) raised a banner from cranes today calling out unfair labor practices and protesting unsafe oil at the Port of Vancouver in Washington.

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EPA: Duke Energy Finished Cleaning Coal Ash From Dan River

EPA: Duke Energy Finished Cleaning Coal Ash From Dan River | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Less than two months after it was instructed to clean its coal-ash mess from North Carolina’s Dan River, Duke Energy has completed the job.

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Obama Plan Helps Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather Brought on by Climate Change

Obama Plan Helps Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather Brought on by Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The President announced a series of initiatives that will help communities maintain power supplies during intense storms and heat waves, prepare for flooding and sea level rise, safeguard rural drinking water supplies affected by the West Coast drought and fund natural disaster response.

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Indulge in These 2 Summertime Fruits for Your Health

Indulge in These 2 Summertime Fruits for Your Health | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In the height of the summer growing season, few sweet, healthy fruits are as pleasing as a freshly picked peach or a slice of ice cold watermelon.

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Tell the EPA to Deny Dow’s Pesticide (2,4-D) for GMO Crops

Tell the EPA to Deny Dow’s Pesticide (2,4-D) for GMO Crops | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Despite numerous organizations’ efforts and 500,000 signatures to stop the EPA from moving forward with this proposal, the EPA could still prioritize Dow profits over the health and well being of our current population, future generations and our planet.

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Does Climate Change Cause Flight Turbulence?

Does Climate Change Cause Flight Turbulence? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In the past year alone, several studies suggested that flights will become bumpier in the future, in part, because of climate change. Researchers say some occurrences earlier this year might help make that case.

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Australia Becomes First Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

Australia Becomes First Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The country defied the odds Thursday with a 39 to 32 Senate vote to repeal laws requiring companies to pay for their emissions. The law had been in place less than three years.

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Sierra Club Files Lawsuit Against Michigan For Granting Permit to State’s ‘Worst Polluter’

Sierra Club Files Lawsuit Against Michigan For Granting Permit to State’s ‘Worst Polluter’ | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Sierra Club and three other groups filed suit against the State of Michigan for letting this plant in Dearborn emit even more pollution into the air.

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Historic Attempt to Swim Georgia Strait Supports Clean Water

Historic Attempt to Swim Georgia Strait Supports Clean Water | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Since 1966 many people have attempted to swim the 35km Georgia Strait crossing. It’s longer than the English Channel swim by approximately three kilometers, and only a few have succeeded, among them MP Fin Donnelly.

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Powering Villages With Solar Instead of Dirty Fossil Fuels

Powering Villages With Solar Instead of Dirty Fossil Fuels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don’t often hear stories of positive change. But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy needs neglected by governments.

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University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College Study: Most Americans Support Carbon Tax if Revenue Supports Renewable Energy

University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College Study: Most Americans Support Carbon Tax if Revenue Supports Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

While some U.S. are lukewarm on the idea of taxing fossil fuel companies for emitting carbon, more are willing to support a tax if the funds support cleaner energy.

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Renewables Account For More Than Half of 2014′s New U.S. Energy Capacity

Renewables Account For More Than Half of 2014′s New U.S. Energy Capacity | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Solar and wind energy combined for 1.83 gigawatts (GW) of the total 3.53 GW installed from January to June.

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Too Big to Punish?

Too Big to Punish? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The chemical leak at Freedom Industries into the Elk River impacted the drinking water of more than 300,000 residents.

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Extreme Drought in CA Triggers Halting of Fracking Waste Injection to Avoid Aquifer Contamination

Extreme Drought in CA Triggers Halting of Fracking Waste Injection to Avoid Aquifer Contamination | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review of more than 100 others in the state’s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

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PETA’s Undercover Shearing Videos Expose Horrific Sheep Abuse in U.S. and Australia

PETA’s Undercover Shearing Videos Expose Horrific Sheep Abuse in U.S. and Australia | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The videos are full of undercover footage, not unlike the last month’s video of buried-alive chickens produced by Washington DC-based Compassion Over Killing. However, these might be worse.

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How Palm Oil Ravages Rainforests, Endangers Wildlife and Destroys Communities

How Palm Oil Ravages Rainforests, Endangers Wildlife and Destroys Communities | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

It’s estimated that 50 percent of supermarket or drug store products contain palm oil, with China and India being the top consumers of the resource.

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Colbert Pokes Fun at ‘Rolling Coal,’ the Insecure Trucker Driver’s Response to Environmentalists

Colbert Pokes Fun at ‘Rolling Coal,’ the Insecure Trucker Driver’s Response to Environmentalists | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

If you’re the type of person others would consider an environmentalist or you just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, you might be subjected to a fellow motorist “rolling coal.”

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Dubai Ruler Offers $1 Million For Solar-Powered Solution to Global Water Shortage

Dubai Ruler Offers $1 Million For Solar-Powered Solution to Global Water Shortage | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Anybody who develops a sustainable solution to the global water shortage would be adored, but they would also be a millionaire, the ruler of Dubai said.

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4 Things You Should Know About Probiotics

4 Things You Should Know About Probiotics | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Probiotics have their place, but adding them to foods that lack natural beneficial bacteria may not make the foods any healthier or even worth consuming.

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