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Recent Spills Prove Management Nightmare for 500,000 Miles of Hazardous Pipelines in U.S.

Recent Spills Prove Management Nightmare for 500,000 Miles of Hazardous Pipelines in U.S. | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

What’s going on with pipelines? Has there been a high number of major pipeline tragedies recently

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5 Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rule

5 Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rule | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
What we really need is a broader power sector reform program because
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EPA Denies Texas’ Emergency Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide on 3 Million Cotton Field Acres

EPA Denies Texas’ Emergency Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide on 3 Million Cotton Field Acres | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Environmental groups, public health advocates and organic farmers all pleaded with the EPA to recognize the health and water risks that would arise from permitting propazine to be used on 3 million acres of cotton fields across the humongous state.

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13 Eco-Labels to Look for When Shopping

13 Eco-Labels to Look for When Shopping | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Buying “green” can be confusing! Many products claim to be “natural,” “eco-friendly” and “biodegradable.” But what in the world does that mean?

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Obama Administration Proposes Stricter Rules for Crude Oil Trains to Halt Derailments

Obama Administration Proposes Stricter Rules for Crude Oil Trains to Halt Derailments | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Other elements of the proposal include braking controls, lower speed laws and a testing program for mined gases and liquids.

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Europe Angers Green Groups With Goal of Improving Energy Efficiency 30 Percent by 2030

Europe Angers Green Groups With Goal of Improving Energy Efficiency 30 Percent by 2030 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Europe plans to become more efficient in the 16 years as a result of a new agreement, though some groups say the target falls short.

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British Supermarket to Power Itself Solely With Food Waste

British Supermarket to Power Itself Solely With Food Waste | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

It’s good to refrain from wasting energy, but it’s even better to procure energy from items that you otherwise would waste.

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How to Put Food on the Table for 10 Billion People on a Warming Planet

How to Put Food on the Table for 10 Billion People on a Warming Planet | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Imagine being able to contain greenhouse gas emissions, make fertilizer use more efficient, keep water waste to a minimum and put food on the table for the 10 billion people crowded into the planet’s cities, towns and villages by the end of the century.

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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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Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food

Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake—the natural ingredients and the companies themselves.

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8th Largest City Fails to Take Action in Face of Extreme Drought

8th Largest City Fails to Take Action in Face of Extreme Drought | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The City of San Diego claimed a week ago that its permanent mandatory water use restrictions were good enough as a response to California’s continuous drought. The city believed it didn’t need any additional or different actions.

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Pro Sports Teams Go Solar

Pro Sports Teams Go Solar | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

When it comes to clean energy and sustainability, solar looks to be a shoo-in one day for the “green” Hall of Fame. Today, more and more sports teams, sports leagues and sports organizations are embracing the advantages of solar energy.

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Two Realities

Two Realities | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally different—and, in at least one crucial respect, contradictory—realities.

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Canada’s Cities Lead on Climate Action

Canada’s Cities Lead on Climate Action | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Plenty of examples can be found in the National Measures Report, released in mid-July by the Partners for Climate Protection, which includes the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and ICLEI-Canada, a local government organization dedicated to sustainability.

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Citizen Scientists Track Bee Health and Shed Light on Colony Collapse Disorder

Citizen Scientists Track Bee Health and Shed Light on Colony Collapse Disorder | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A new project has set out to help understand the issue in individual colonies and bring the problem to the people called Open Source Beehives.

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8 Reasons to Go Nutty Over Pistachios

8 Reasons to Go Nutty Over Pistachios | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Nuts also can be beneficial to teeth and gums because they contain powerful teeth-healthy micronutrients such as phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, zinc and calcium.

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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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