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One Year After Superstorm Sandy: Taxpayer Burden Grows from Climate Inaction - EcoWatch

One Year After Superstorm Sandy: Taxpayer Burden Grows from Climate Inaction - EcoWatch | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

On the eve of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a new report released from Ceres outlining the rising costs to American taxpayers ...

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Study Links Bee-Killing Pesticides to Decline in Bird Populations

Study Links Bee-Killing Pesticides to Decline in Bird Populations | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In addition to previous research on the direct impacts of pesticides on pollinators and other beneficials, a recent study published by Dutch scientists establishes an additional indirect link between neonicotinoid use and insect-eating birds.

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Asthma Cases Increase as Cities Continue to Ignore Federal Ozone Standards

Asthma Cases Increase as Cities Continue to Ignore Federal Ozone Standards | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“The majority of people living in Dallas, TX, have never breathed legally clean air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.”

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Public Outcry Intensifies to Stop Cove Point LNG Export Facility

Public Outcry Intensifies to Stop Cove Point LNG Export Facility | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Monday marked the end of a contested 30-day public comment period on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) draft Environmental Assessment for the controversial $3.8 billion plan, proposed by Virginia-based Dominion Resources, to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cove Point, MD.

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Rupture of Aging Tar Sands Pipeline Beneath Great Lakes Would Devastate People, Planet and Economy

Rupture of Aging Tar Sands Pipeline Beneath Great Lakes Would Devastate People, Planet and Economy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron.

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Is Seaweed the New Kale?

Is Seaweed the New Kale? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Seaweed is naturally high in many vitamins and anti-oxidants and rich in magnesium, calcium and iron. It has iodine and omega 3’s in spades. In fact, it’s one of the most nutritious things you can eat.

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Gov. Christie Tries Again to Pull New Jersey Out of Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Gov. Christie Tries Again to Pull New Jersey Out of Greenhouse Gas Initiative | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is doing whatever he can to prevent his state from supporting clean energy jobs and climate action.

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10 Indigenous Foods You Should ​Be Eating

10 Indigenous Foods You Should ​Be Eating | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Indigenous crops are a testament to how a community may be nourished and sustained by locally sourced foods, without the help (or hurt) of processed products.

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Expose the Dangers of Glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup by Supporting this Indiegogo Campaign

Expose the Dangers of Glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup by Supporting this Indiegogo Campaign | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Roundup is the number one selling herbicide worldwide, due to the increase in the planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops, which are genetically engineered to withstand multiple applications of the weed killer during the growth cycle.

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Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Decimates Fish Populations in Appalachia

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Decimates Fish Populations in Appalachia | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A study from researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published this month provides strong new evidence that mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia is devastating downstream fish populations.

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Government Subsidizes Fossil Fuel Industry With $20+ Billion in Taxpayer Money Each Year

Government Subsidizes Fossil Fuel Industry With $20+ Billion in Taxpayer Money Each Year | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Fossil fuel exploration subsidies are in direct conflict with these calls to restrict fossil fuel production and use.

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Arise Music Festival: Uplifting the World Through Music and Action

Arise Music Festival: Uplifting the World Through Music and Action | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

With a focus on conscious performers and diverse daily activities, participants and attendees from the 2013 event raved about the quality and range of options along with the thoughtful intention behind last year’s event, touting the festival as Colorado’s best of 2013.

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New Study Reveals Whales as Marine Ecosystem Engineers

New Study Reveals Whales as Marine Ecosystem Engineers | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A recent synthesis, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, evaluates decades of research on the ecological role of great whales.

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Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Challenged in Court

Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Challenged in Court | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Environmental and food safety groups yesterday challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honey bees.

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Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population at Brink of Collapse

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population at Brink of Collapse | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The mighty Pacific bluefin tuna is in a world of trouble, caught up in a trans-Pacific political battle over who’s to blame for driving the population to the brink of collapse and who’s responsible for bringing it back.

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Interactive Map Shows How Hot Your City Will Be in 2100

Interactive Map Shows How Hot Your City Will Be in 2100 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Ever crave the sweltering summer days of Kuwait? Let’s hope so if you live in Phoenix, because 114 degrees Fahrenheit is going to be your new normal. Hey, at least it’s that dry, desert heat?

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NY Times Gets It Wrong With Attacks on Tom Steyer and Fossil Fuel Divestment

NY Times Gets It Wrong With Attacks on Tom Steyer and Fossil Fuel Divestment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Times story was a transparent hit job. It drew on the work of a partisan connected to the Koch brothers and writing for the rightwing blog Powerline, which had been insisting for months that Steyer—who not only divested but went on to devote a sizeable portion of his fortune to fighting for climate action—was a “hypocrite,” in fact an “epic hypocrite.”

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Viral Video: LEGO, Everything is Not Awesome

Viral Video: LEGO, Everything is Not Awesome | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Greenpeace’s viral video LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome has been suspended by YouTube, following a copyright claim from Warner Brothers. Greenpeace quickly transferred the film to Vimeo (see below). The video has reached more than 3 million views in less than three days.

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Major Scientific Document Shows Why NY Fracking Moratorium Is Imperative

Major Scientific Document Shows Why NY Fracking Moratorium Is Imperative | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Less than two weeks ago, local communities triumphed over the fracking industry in a precedent-setting case decided by the New York Court of Appeals.

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Company Seeks Barge Dock Permit for Shipping Fracking Wastewater

Company Seeks Barge Dock Permit for Shipping Fracking Wastewater | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Ohioans are shocked to stumble on a new proposal by GreenHunter, a Texas-based fracking wastewater company, to build a barge off-loading facility on the Ohio River in Meigs County.

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Barriers to Fossil Fuel Divestment at Tufts University

Barriers to Fossil Fuel Divestment at Tufts University | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Tufts will divest, whether that’s 50 years from now when the environment is so chaotic that fossil fuels are simply not a good investment, or in one, two or five years. It truly is a moral imperative. Every day that we invest in fossil fuels, we continue to say that they are a good investment.”

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Shell Accused of ‘Orwellian Doublethink’ in Downplaying Climate Risks to Investors

Shell Accused of ‘Orwellian Doublethink’ in Downplaying Climate Risks to Investors | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Oil giant Shell is back in the firing line this week as it is accused of “Orwellian doublethink” in its attitude to climate change and of failing to adequately addressing the “carbon bubble” and its threat to the company’s profits and shareholders.

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Global Energy Markets Reach Tipping Point Giving Renewables an Edge

Global Energy Markets Reach Tipping Point Giving Renewables an Edge | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A pathway has opened for climate progress, but only if governments, business and public recognize and exploit the opportunity.

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California Drought Proves Laws of Nature Are Absolute

California Drought Proves Laws of Nature Are Absolute | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Projections for global warming mean that 2014 could become a typical year in the decades ahead.

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Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Blamed for Oklahoma’s Recent String of Earthquakes

Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Blamed for Oklahoma’s Recent String of Earthquakes | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Seismic activity in the state has risen dramatically, from just more than a dozen earthquakes recorded back in 2008 to more than 100 in 2013.

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You Can’t Have a Tea Party Without Clean Water

You Can’t Have a Tea Party Without Clean Water | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

We do know that people like to breathe, drink water and eat. Preserving the resources needed to ensure sustenance is a requirement of all political processes and governing regimes. You can’t have a Tea Party without clean water to brew tea.

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