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Seed Freedom, Not GMOs, the Answer to Malnutrition and Hunger

What happens to the seed affects the web of life. When seed is living, regenerative and diverse, it feeds pollinators, soil organisms and animals—including humans. When seed is non-renewable, bred for chemicals, or genetically engineered ...

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Pennsylvania Auditor: State Department of Environmental Protection Was Unprepared For Shale Industry’s Growth

Pennsylvania Auditor: State Department of Environmental Protection Was Unprepared For Shale Industry’s Growth | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Pennsylvania auditor general on Tuesday confirmed what was never up for debate for environmental groups and residents—the state was unprepared for the growth of the shale gas industry.

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10 Best Ingredients to Include in Your Superfood Smoothies

10 Best Ingredients to Include in Your Superfood Smoothies | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Does your morning start off with a nutrient-dense smoothie? Do you try to get in a daily superfood or two, from chocolate to quinoa, for your health? Well why not do both at the same time?

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Burning River Fest Celebrates Vitality of Great Lakes Region

Burning River Fest Celebrates Vitality of Great Lakes Region | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

This weekend—July 25 and July 26 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Whiskey Island’s Historic Coast Guard Station in Cleveland, OH—marks the 2014 Burning River Fest, which celebrates the vitality of Northeast Ohio’s freshwater resources, including Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River.

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How Eating Less Beef Will Benefit the Environment

How Eating Less Beef Will Benefit the Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The planet and its inhabitants will always welcome recycling and decreases in water and energy usage, but take a look at your beef consumption if you really want to help the environment.

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Historic Win in Maine’s Battle Over Tar Sands

Historic Win in Maine’s Battle Over Tar Sands | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Yesterday, South Portland City Council voted 6-1 to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance, which prohibits bulk loading of tar sands onto tankers at the waterfront and the construction of any infrastructure that would be used for that purpose.

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How Fracking Changed the World

How Fracking Changed the World | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Fracking a single well requires what Gold describes as a “movable factory,” and the equipment, trucks, pipelines and all the other associated infrastructure, as well as the demands on water, the waste and the manpower involved, are what makes modern gas drilling such a disruptive force in communities.

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Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy

Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Add your name to the growing list of people telling Congress to expedite renewable energy. We can transition to a renewable energy future, but Congress needs to pass the legislation to get us there.

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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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Survey Shows Americans Lead the World in Climate Denial

Survey Shows Americans Lead the World in Climate Denial | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Just a week after a nonprofit revealed that the U.S. is lagging behind other developed countries in energy efficiency, a research firm’s data shows that the nation is the leader in denying climate change.

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French Supermarket Highlights Ugly Fruits and Veggies Instead of Wasting Them

French Supermarket Highlights Ugly Fruits and Veggies Instead of Wasting Them | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

he chain has launched the “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables” campaign, giving the hideous produce its own aisle, labels and placement on store receipts.

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National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted

National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Indeed, after reams of scientific evidence have appeared in the news and countless extreme weather events have landed in our communities, the issue has gone mainstream. The vast majority of Americans are no longer debating climate change; they are looking for solutions.

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The Danger of ‘Balanced’ Climate Science in the Media

The Danger of ‘Balanced’ Climate Science in the Media | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The media, in attempting to offer “balanced stories” does a disservice to the public and policymakers by giving small handfuls of climate change contrarians significant attention despite the fact that nearly all climate scientists agree that climate change is underway and that it is human-caused.

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Last Month Was the Hottest June of All Time

Last Month Was the Hottest June of All Time | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global land and ocean surface temperatures combined for an average of 61.2 degrees, making last month the hottest June ever. That figure exceeded the previous record in 1998 by 1.3 degrees.

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Will We Ever Coexist With Gray Wolves?

Will We Ever Coexist With Gray Wolves? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Conservationists, hunters and politicians have debated about gray wolves for decades, while the animals were left to accept the closest thing resembling a consensus.

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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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